July 2, 2020

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July 02, 2020.
╔══════════════════════════════════ WHOIS ═══════════════════════════════╗
║              Handle: SONNY                                             ║
║                 AKA: delta0ne                                          ║
║    Age of your body: 30+                                               ║
║         Produced in: UK                                                ║
║           Active In: Proxying the world                                ║
║         Superpowers: Jedi Mind Tricks                                  ║
║  Life in a sentence: I don't even see the code anymore                 ║

║ Try ' then '' then ''' then '''' ... and to be sure ''''''             ║

║  Burp Suite, Param Miner and Turbo Intruder (James Kettle is a legend!)║
║  Decent playlist                                                       ║
║  Right Click + Scan                                                    ║

▀▄█▓▒░ Hello, who are you?
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    └─ Hi, I'm a Security Researcher in Singapore looking to find tropical 

▀▄█▓▒░ Do you remember your first contact with a computer?
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    └─ Yeah, we're talking a while ago, the only thing I could do with it 
    was play solitaire from a keyboard but damn... when you get all those 
    cards jumping out at the end, no greater feeling.

▀▄█▓▒░ What will you learn next?
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    └─ I'd like try a proper deep dive on a project which can be done with 
    a local install, i'm reading interesting writeups on Whitebox testing 
    where they do some cool .tar uploads and exploit symlinks in a strange 
    path, I want to be that guy.

▀▄█▓▒░ How did you come to Bug Bounty ? 
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    └─ I have this bucket list of vulnerabilities that I wanted to find as 
    I learned more about security and Bug Bounty provided a wider range of 
    applications to find them. 
    I'm ticking them off one by one but seriously why can't I find Template 
    Injection ... I think it would bring me more joy than a direct RCE.

    A close friend of mine told me it's the ultimate personal reward in 
    White hat Security, finding a bug which makes a company to stop, listen
    and allocate resources to an issue you've found.. a team of people 
    likely on the other side of the world has to devote their time to read 
    your report and fix it ASAP... I thought it was cool.

▀▄█▓▒░ You are active on YesWeHack and have practiced others BB platforms, 
    |  What are your Do/Don't? 
    |  What are your expectations ? 
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    └─ == Do: ==
    - Always provide a well-structured report, this will likely be viewed 
    by multiple people of different technical levels who ultimately decide
    if it's accepted or not. 
    "ALERT(1) PLZ GIVE $" probably doesn't help... this is me a year ago.
      == Don't: ==
    - When a decision doesn't go your way, don't immediately respond with 
    your complaint, take time to think about it from the program owners 
    perspective and reply with a detailed response/evidence to support 
    your view. (If still no joy, focus on and get the next bug).
      == Expectations: ==
    - Communication from program teams goes a long way to entice me to 
    look further, in terms of responding with detailed comments as to why
    something may not be accepted or an open to discussion on 
    impact/severity. (You give me time, I give you time)

    - What happened to all the Swag?

▀▄█▓▒░  What advice can you give to someone who wants to start in 
    │   bug bounty?
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    └─  Burnout and being deterred from a hardened target is a factor 
    everyone faces, even more so when you're first starting out. 

    Going in with an alternative motivation that’s not based on making $ 
    for yourself is important to keep spirits high. Whether it be learning 
    more, competing with others(Bug Hunters/Devs) or that desire to find 
    something so broken you can repurpose it into a beautiful exploit... 
    that’s art.	

    There is a huge surge in the community of people publishing regular 
    blogs/techniques/live streams and tweets on everything around the 
    security industry, diversify your news stream and particularly those
    outside of your spoken language too. You reading Vietnamese/Korean 
    writeups? You should be!

▀▄█▓▒░  You have displayed an impressive skillset on YesWeHack public 
        programs, can you give away hints on your hunting methodology?
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    └─ 	It's interesting how my methodology has developed, initially I was 
    a messy hunter hitting wild card domains and relying on tools to reveal 
    vulns only on the surface level, which was yielding results but it 
    became a bit boring for me and I lost interest as I wasn't expressing 
    any creativity.

    Right now I'm focussing on small to medium sized projects with the goal 
    of understanding the functions/flows to a really fine detail, this is 
    where the high-critical vulnerabilities are, they're more than likely 
    missed by Scanners, Developers and Internal Auditors... it might take 
    me a couple of weeks to find it but it's worth it.

    Protip: If you're not hunting for hidden parameters should be...

▀▄█▓▒░  Is there a life AFK ?
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    └─ Right in the feels... Ask me next year

▀▄█▓▒░  What is the future ?
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    └─ I think the last few months have been pretty interesting in how the 
    landscape of tech is changing, from an increase in telecommuting, 
    development of apps built around supporting companies/people during a 
    pandemic and overall digitalisation of industries which were slower 
    to adapt.

    This feels like 10+ years of progress rushed in a few months to make 
    it work, even well planned/tested applications have issues, so I have 
    concerns but I hope that Bounty Hunting will play a role in securing 
    these new avenues of tech and I'd like to help :)

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