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The latest & greatest from the HackerOne blog.

  • 100 Hacking Tools and Resources

    100 Hacking Tools and Resources

      As we recently surpassed $100 million dollars in bounties, we want to continue the celebration with this list of 100 tools and resources for hackers! These range from beginner to expert. Most...

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  • The Journey in Data: HackerOne Hits 100 Million Dollars in Bounties

    The Journey in Data: HackerOne Hits 100 Million Dollars in Bounties

    Yesterday, hackers on HackerOne hit a major milestone: they have earned a total of $100 million in bounties over the past 8 years, with nearly half in the past year alone!  The road to $100...

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  • $100 Million Paid - One Billion in Sight for Hackers

    $100 Million Paid - One Billion in Sight for Hackers

    One hundred million is an enormous number. Today we celebrate with all our hackers the phenomenal milestone of a hundred million dollars in bounties. Hack for Good! Yet we should know that we are...

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  • Thanks For Being Part Of The Journey to $100 Million in Bounties!

    Thanks For Being Part Of The Journey to $100 Million in Bounties!

    By Jobert Abma and Michiel Prins Reaching $100 Million in lifetime bounties paid ($100 Million!) reminded us of how much we appreciate everyone who has decided to join us on this journey —...

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  • 10 Ways to Hack Your “New Normal” Workweek

    10 Ways to Hack Your “New Normal” Workweek

    Our mission at HackerOne is to empower the world to build a safer internet. However, we can’t do that unless we are healthy ourselves. As a company inspired by hackers, HackerOne is taking this...

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  • How Federal Agencies Use Vulnerability Disclosure Policies to Level Up Security

    Vulnerability disclosure policies, or VDPs, have become a best practice for all organizations and government agencies. However, some organizations have yet to open their door to security...

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  • Security by the People: Announcing HackerOne’s FedRAMP Authorization

    Security by the People: Announcing HackerOne’s FedRAMP Authorization

    In the face of unprecedented cybersecurity threats, governments around the world are searching for creative ways to secure their most precious asset: their data. For years, federal and local...

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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mental Health Awareness Month

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is mental health awareness month and now more than ever, it is important we pause to take time and reflect on mental health. Covid-19 has affected all of us in one shape or another, some more...

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  • Stay Ahead of Threats With Hacker-Powered Retesting

    Stay Ahead of Threats With Hacker-Powered Retesting

    Vulnerabilities that go undetected can pose a serious threat to your business. Identifying critical bugs is only the first step in reducing such risk. As organizations receive vulnerability...

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  • PayPal on Creating Strong Relationships with Security Researchers

    PayPal on Creating Strong Relationships with Security Researchers

    This blog post was written and contributed by Information Security Engineer, Ray Duran, on behalf of the PayPal Bug Bounty team. PayPal has been a leader in leveraging the unique and valuable...

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  • Hackers take on San Francisco for the 4th Year in a Row

    Hackers take on San Francisco for the 4th Year in a Row

    On February 21st, almost 70 hackers participated in HackerOne’s first Flagship Live Hacking Event of the year: h1-415 2020. This is HackerOne’s fourth year hosting a live hacking event during RSA...

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  • Shopify Celebrates 5 Years on HackerOne

    Shopify Celebrates 5 Years on HackerOne

    Five years ago, Shopify’s small but mighty security team began their hacker-powered security journey with HackerOne. Since then, they have paid out over $1,000,000 in bounties and resolved more...

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  • Hackweek: An insider’s look at HackerOne culture

    Hackweek: An insider’s look at HackerOne culture

    I’m now a month into my role as Chief People Officer at HackerOne and know I made the right decision to be here. Of course, this has also been a month for the history books as we navigate the...

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  • Slack Increases Bounty Minimums For the Next 90 Days

    Slack Increases Bounty Minimums For the Next 90 Days

    This blog post was contributed by Slack Staff Technical Program Manager Branden Jordan. Given the success of Slack’s previous promotion and their continued focus on security during these times,...

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  • Live Hacking Goes Virtual

    Live Hacking Goes Virtual

    At a time when security must be managed remotely, HackerOne and Verizon Media called on the naturally remote and global community of skilled hackers and engaged them in a 13-day virtual event to...

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  • Hack for Good: Easily Donate Bounties to WHO’s COVID-19 Response Fund

    Hack for Good: Easily Donate Bounties to WHO’s COVID-19 Response Fund

    The community has come together in some amazing ways to support COVID-19 relief efforts from Marc Rogers’ CTI League, the US Digital Response group helping governments, to individual hackers...

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  • Six years of the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program

    Six years of the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program

    This guest blog post was authored by Brian Anglin, Application Security Engineer at GitHub and originally published on the GitHub company blog. Last month GitHub reached some big milestones for...

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  • Live hacking the U.S. Air Force, UK Ministry of Defence and Verizon Media in Los Angeles at h1-213

    Live hacking the U.S. Air Force, UK Ministry of Defence and Verizon Media in Los Angeles at h1-213

    On November 6th, over 60 hackers descended on the City of Angels for the final HackerOne flagship live hacking event of 2019, h1-213. For the first time ever, a specific UK Ministry of Defence...

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  • My Career Just Got Hacked: Rana Robillard Joins HackerOne

    My Career Just Got Hacked: Rana Robillard Joins HackerOne

    My career just got hacked.. and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Turns out, getting your career hacked* can be exactly what you need to re-energize your work life and ensure it aligns with...

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  • Live Hacking Events | 2019 Recap and the Road Ahead

    Live Hacking Events | 2019 Recap and the Road Ahead

    Since our first event in Las Vegas in 2016, we have hosted 20 events in 12 different cities with 14 different customers. As of our final event of 2019, HackerOne has paid out over $7M in bounties...

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