In this article, I will show you How to Make Money With Bug Bounty In 2021and how normal people are getting paid thousands of dollars by LEGALLY hacking for bugs on some of the top blue-chip companies around the world and ANYONE CAN DO IT.
Here is All You Need to Get Started In Bug Bounty In 2021
Most bug bounty hunters come from a black hat world or have at least dabbled in some sort of so called nefarious hacking activities. Including myself as i have never really viewed it as illegal.
This was when i was some young bored and silly teenager who used my laptop as a weapon instead of a useful and purposeful tool like i do nowadays when i take on CTF (Capture The Flag) challenges or find low level bugs through a number of ways.
But if you are still wondering what the hell is bug bounty let me explain what it is in a nutshell
BUG BOUNTY DEFINITION EXPLAINED
BUG BOUNTY or the art of collecting them for cash rewards or for your hacker reputation to flourish on related bug bounty platforms such as HackerOne, BugCrowd, and Intigriti is a reward given to white hat (good) hackers for finding errors/bugs in systems on the web.
Some brilliant hackers have even been turned into millionaires for their efforts.
One such hacker who goes by the name of Tommy DeVoss who is an ex-con and loves making money from his bug hunting exploits explains how lucrative bug bounty hunting can be if you are hungry enough.
So How Do You Become A Bug Bounty Hunter?
One of the quickest ways into bug bounty hunting WITHOUT having to go the long route through University and taking so many pointless courses that your own efforts can teach you over time is to sign up to the sites below and follow my 5 step process.
STEP ONE: TRY HACK ME!
STEP THREE: READ LOTS OF WRITEUPS VIA MEDIUM ON BUG BOUNTIES
In STEP ONE, you will get to truly learn the world of cyber security and do tasks and challenges WITHOUT ANY HACKER EXPERIENCE. It is great for turning you into someone who loves hacking and loves to sharpen their skills. It is a great place for ALLbeginners in bug bounty.
In STEP THREE, it’s time to get your reading and thinking cap on and do some hard research on bug bounty write ups and submitted reports that hackers have sent to the programs in the hope that they get paid or their hacker reps boosted. In most cases, their reports get paid so it’s really uselful to know how to write a good report or you will face mass rejection. (it’s common for 99% of hackers)
In STEP FOUR, you get to study the most famous hacker lingo that powers the number one hacker tool on the planet which is none other than Kali Linux. So i have provided you with a Linux command cheat sheet so you don’t have to go anywhere else or fork out for books. LEARN IT AND EMBRACE IT ALL!
Lastly, In STEP FIVE, now you are ready to rock and roll and firing on ALLcylinders and not just the odd one or two and now want to turn your new found skils into cold hard cash by taking on the bug bounty world. Don’t focus on too many hacking methods which i find will only pickle your brain. FOCUS ON ONE, such as XSS (cross site scripting) and just keep injecting your payload into every form or field until you you get an alert box pop up. BINGO!!!! Thank me later when you find one!
MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON BUG BOUNTY HUNTING
For the last few years i have grown to love hacking legally for bugs and getting paid for my troubles and efforts after consuming gallons of coffee and staying up to crazy o clock hunting my head off for these elusive bugs.
In 2021 and beyond, i believe that bug bounty hunting is going to explode and get even bigger when more and more big companies jump on board and offer large payouts to hackers who want to get a name for themselves or like me, just wanna do it for the bank.