Enthusiastic heads with eager brains are having a big questionnaire in their head regarding what Bug Bounty exactly is. Let me take you towards the clarification of what this term is at first.
Making you understand in a short way a Bug Bounty program is a deal offered by many websites and software developers by which individuals can receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially those pertaining to exploits and vulnerabilities.
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We hope you got to know something about this term. So, let us take you to the major topic of interest these days.
Things to know before starting Bug Bounty :
1. Understand Computer Networking:
The ideas and knowledge about IP addresses, OSI stack, mac address & internetworking between the computer networks are absolutely important to jump into finding the bug bounty.
2. Learn programming languages:
3. Learn Hacking Techniques:
You are also supposed to learn about the network security of different web applications. The fragile part which will lead towards data leakage is something you should look over deeply to understand the major flaws of the system. Along with that, you should also be looking after different hacking measures.
4.Test on your Real Targets:
After you are through with your basics and have a decent level of skill, you can start doing the actual hunting on real websites. A lot of websites run bug bounty programs for their web assets. Such as; Facebook, Twitter, Google, Starbucks, etc. You can directly test on them.
Those who find out the Bug are somewhere placed on an honorable list along with their stories. Be sure to be updated with that news so that you can gather some ideas and motivation for your journey.
Startup with these steps we have listed above and we wish your sheer determination will take you towards being a successful Bug Bounty hunter. We wish you all the best in your journey.