© Sanjib Sinha 2019
Sanjib SinhaBug Bounty Hunting for Web Securityhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5391-5_1

1. Introduction to Hunting Bugs

Sanjib Sinha
Howrah, West Bengal, India
Why do we learn to hunt bugs? It is difficult to answer this question in one sentence. There are several reasons, and reasons vary from person to person.
The first and foremost reason is we want to be better security professionals or researchers.
When a security professional is able to hunt security bugs in any web application, it gains them recognition; and because they are helping the whole community to remain safe and secure, it earns them respect as well. At the same time, the successful bug hunter usually gets a bounty for their effort. Almost every big web application, ...

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