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Security researcher howardpotts has already helped fix 39152 vulnerabilities.



Researcher reputation:  310

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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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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30+ Reports
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Research Statistics



Total reports:61782
Total reports on VIP sites:534
Total patched vulnerabilities:39152
Recommendations received:15
Active since:23.12.2019
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