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Security researcher howardpotts has already helped fix 35145 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  300

Real name:
Vaishnav Rajeevan M V

About me:
Feel free to contact me.

White-hat security researcher
Php, Python developer

Contact email:
mail: [email protected]

Alternative Contacts:
mail: [email protected]

Certifications & Diplomas:
Certified Ethical Hacker (EC Council)
Penetration Tester

Experience in Application Security
1-3 years

Award / Bug Bounty I prefer:
Bug Bounty: paypal.me/moovakad

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Ethics and Rules:
Vaishnav Rajeevan M V is required to abide by the ethics and rules of the Open Bug Bounty project. If you reasonably believe that rules are not respected, please report this to us.

Recommendations and Acknowledgements

@Lloyd_Jurgens     4 November, 2020
    Twitter Lloyd_Jurgens Lloyd from Truworths:
Vaishnav Rajeevan contacted us advising that he found a vulnerability on one of our websites, without his heads-up we would not have been aware of it and the info he provided was enough to resolve the vulnerability. Thank you for your patience and professionalism.
@cg_director     21 September, 2020
    Twitter cg_director Alex from cgdirector:
HowardPotts found a vulnerability issues on our Website that was important to fix. We wouldn't have found it without his help. Thankfully it was an easy fix
@getoutandlove     14 September, 2020
    Twitter getoutandlove Coyote from zen habits:
Thanks for communicating with us promptly and providing the info, we were able to fix the vulnerability. Thanks, great work!
@john_tjp     14 July, 2020
    Twitter john_tjp Johnson from The Jakarta Post:
we really appreciate such a talent in cybersecurity, it help us to patch the web
@Franzi19519531     8 March, 2021
    Twitter Franzi19519531 Franziska from va-Q-tec:
Thanks for communicating with us promptly and providing the info, we were able to fix the vulnerability. Thanks, great work!
@gift_moments     9 February, 2021
    Twitter gift_moments Ashley Morris from Gift Moments:
Very Helpful! Fast Communication. Thank you for your work.
@Crown_English     4 December, 2020
    Twitter Crown_English Andrew from Crown Academy:
Vaishnav informed us of a minor vulnerability that we were able to very quickly fix. Many thanks.
@FabriceMarchon     4 December, 2020
    Twitter FabriceMarchon Unil web support from unil.ch:
Thank you to HowardPotts.
He provided us some useful information about a potential security problem on our main website through openbugbounty.
We wouldn't have found it without his help. Thankfully it was an easy fix.
@themattrauch     2 November, 2020
    Twitter themattrauch Matt from eagle.ca:
Quick and easy communication. Very helpful and knowledgeable in helping us locate a problem with a website and remedy the issue.
@jindov_V     7 October, 2020
    Twitter jindov_V Vinh from ParcelMonitor:
Very helpful, he found and provide fully detail information to help me fix the problem

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Honor Badges


Number of Secured Websites

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10+ Websites
50+ Websites
500+ Websites
WEB SECURITY VETERAN
1000+ Websites

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WAF Bypasser
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30+ Reports
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30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
Fix in 24 hours

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Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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Patch Master
55% Patched
Patch Guru
65% Patched
Patch Lord
75% Patched

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Research Statistics



Total reports:60677
Total reports on VIP sites:532
Total patched vulnerabilities:35145
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):1367
Recommendations received:15
Active since:23.12.2019
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