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  • The World's Elite Hackers Share Tips and Insights

    The World's Elite Hackers Share Tips and Insights

    As many hackers on the HackerOne platform know, you can make a good living out of bug-hunting. But a few of our hackers have made a really good living. Bloomberg Tech Editor Aki Ito moderated a...

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  • Security@ 2019: Meet the World's Elite Hackers 42:47

    Security@ 2019: Meet the World's Elite Hackers

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Katie (InsiderPhD)10:24

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Katie (InsiderPhD)

    After attending h1-4420 as a mentee, Katie has been chasing the excitement of bug hunting ever since. Combined with creativity, passion, and drive - Katie also has quite the unique "good luck charm" t

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  • Through a Hacker's Eyes: Recapping h1-604

    Through a Hacker's Eyes: Recapping h1-604

    For the first time ever, a hacker writes a live hacking recap blog, highlighting what it is like to attend a live event. Katie (@InsiderPhD) gives a first-person narrative of h1-604. From seeing a...

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Jon (mayonaise)6:34

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Jon (mayonaise)

    Hacking came into Jon's life when he needed something new to focus on. Jon is always looking to learn, and hacking provided an opportunity to learn something that truly interested him. Once he got his

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Calle (@zetatwo)4:25

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Calle (@zetatwo)

    Calle has always been interested in security. During his semester abroad in Sweden, his passion deepened. To Calle, a hacker is someone who is passionate about technology, understanding, and trying to

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Michael (mgianarakis)7:05

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Michael (mgianarakis)

    Michael is the CEO of Assetnote and a hacker. He has been interested in computers from an early age and finds that hacking for bounties keeps him sharp. Hear more about Michael's journey and how he de

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Jack (wkcaj)3:17

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Jack (wkcaj)

    Jack (wkcaj) participated in h1-4420, Uber's live hacking event in London. During his time there, he sat down with us to discuss how he got started hacking, his advice to new hackers, and his adorable

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Alex (ajxchapman)5:53

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Alex (ajxchapman)

    Alex (ajxchapman) enjoys the challenge of bug hunting and continued learning. He sat down with us at h1-4420 to talk about how he got started hacking, how he feels when he finds a bug and his best adv

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  • Meet Six Hackers Making Seven Figures

    Meet Six Hackers Making Seven Figures

    The entire HackerOne team is beyond excited that the ranks of seven-figure-earning hackers have now risen to six. In March, 19-year-old Argentinian Santiago Lopez, who goes by @try_to_hack, was...

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  • The 2019 Hacker Report

    The 2019 Hacker Report

    The standard for understanding and discovering the hacker community motivations, inspirations, accomplishments and how HackerOne is the home for hackers from across the globe.

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Cosmin (@inhibitor181)6:06

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Cosmin (@inhibitor181)

    Cosmin (inhibitor181) was crowned The Assassin at h1-65 and recently secured the title yet again in London at h1-4420. Amazing! During his interview in Singapore, Cosmin answered how he approaches a

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Jesse Kinser (@randomdeduction)4:19

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: Jesse Kinser (@randomdeduction)

    Jesse (randomdeduction) spends her days running a bug bounty program and her weekends are spent bug hunting. With a love for a challenge and the constant learning that hacking allows, Jesse has solid

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  • HackerOne Hacker Inteviews: @smsecurity4:40

    HackerOne Hacker Inteviews: @smsecurity

    Sébastien (@smsecurity) shared at h1-212 how he got started hacking by trying to hack his gaming console at a young age. Sébastien continues to hack because of the thrill of finding cool bugs, getting

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: @Hogarth452:39

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: @Hogarth45

    Jesse (@Hogarth45) shares some great advice for new hackers that includes reading (and rereading) disclosed reports on https://hackerone.com/hacktivity. "Any time you think you have it down, there's

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  • Hacker Interviews: Santiago (try_to_hack)5:50

    Hacker Interviews: Santiago (try_to_hack)

    Like many of us, Santiago (Try_to_Hack) found his passion through a movie. In his case, “Hackers,” also led to a career. We caught up with Santiago when he was hacking Oath in his home county of Arg

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  • Hacker Interviews: Ariel (@arl_rose)5:28

    Hacker Interviews: Ariel (@arl_rose)

    Ariel (@arl_rose) shared his thoughts on what it means to be a hacker and how he appreciates live hacking events, like h1-5411. Check out the full recap of h1-5411 here: https://www.hackerone.com/bl

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  • Hacker Interviews: Frederik (@stok)7:37

    Hacker Interviews: Frederik (@stok)

    "For me, it's all about the community" Frederik (@stok) sat down with us at h1-5411 and shared how attending live events has given him a network and a family to hack with and learn from. "I'm surr

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  • Hacker Interviews: Sean Melia (@Meals)6:24

    Hacker Interviews: Sean Melia (@Meals)

    For our h1-5411 MVH, Sean Melia, hacking started as a great prank, now it is his daytime job and his hobby. We talked with Sean in Buenos Aires about how he built his skills, sharing knowledge in the

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  • HackerOne Hacker Interviews: @d0nut4:40

    HackerOne Hacker Interviews: @d0nut

    Nathanial (@d0nut) finds the challenge of hacking really fun. We caught up with him at h1-702 2018 to find out why he hacks and what the hacker community means to him. To learn more about h1-702, ch

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