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howardpotts | Security Researcher Profile

Security researcher howardpotts has already helped fix 3376 vulnerabilities.

Researcher reputation:  220

Real name:
Vaishnav Rajeevan M V

About me:
Feel free to contact me.

White-hat security researcher
Php, Python developer

How to contact me:
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:
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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
@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
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
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
@Lambert90157114     6 October, 2020
    Twitter Lambert90157114 Dom L. from upsay:
HowardPotts provided us some useful information about a potential security problem on our main website.
Very helpful and fast communication
@CorreyShare     2 October, 2020
    Twitter CorreyShare Correy from Share:
Very helpful and appreciated. Thanks for the work you do

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Honor Badges

Number of Secured Websites

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10+ Websites
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500+ Websites
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Advanced Security Research

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WAF Bypasser
CSRF Master
30+ Reports
AppSec Logic Master
30+ Reports
Fastest Fix
Fix in 24 hours

Outstanding Achievements

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Commitment to Remediate and Patch

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

Recommendations and Recognition

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Research Statistics

Total reports:7092
Total reports on VIP sites:306
Total patched vulnerabilities:3376
Total vulnerabilities on Hold (Open Bug Bounty):4032
Recommendations received:13
Active since:23.12.2019
Top VIP Security Researcher Awards: Top VIP Security Researcher of the Week Top VIP Security Researcher of the Week

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  Recent Recommendations

@rantoniazzi     19 January, 2021
    Twitter rantoniazzi:
Thanks for pointing out a public phpinfo(). Very fast contact.
@driesvanhaver     19 January, 2021
    Twitter driesvanhaver:
We were informed of a vulnerability. Thank you to Praveen for telling us it existed.
@snowdarkz     19 January, 2021
    Twitter snowdarkz:
Thank you very much for the help with the vulnerability. Very fast contact.
@Cazz0r     19 January, 2021
    Twitter Cazz0r:
Massive thanks for Warbid for his vulnerability report sent directly to us! Thanks for making the web a safer place!
@CahEmiliano     18 January, 2021
    Twitter CahEmiliano:
Pramod is an excelent professional. He answer very quickly and help us to fix a security issue.
I recommend his skills and knowledge, he is a great cybersecurity expert.