Learn to Hack Web Apps for Free

Hello, everyone. I hope everything is going well for you. I am back again with another article and this time I will be guiding you on how to get into back bounty or hack web applications for free (zero cost). Let's dive into it!

What exactly is web app hacking/bug bounty?

“ Web hacking, in general, refers to the exploitation of applications via Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) which can be done by manipulating the application through its graphical web interface, tampering the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) or exploiting HTTP elements” and bug bounty is basically a deal offered by many websites, organizations and software developers by which individuals can receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs.

How does someone get started in this area? What is required?

I will be covering all of these here. It's a straightforward process and should be easy to follow this guidance.

Credit to Corben Leo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hacker_

So you want to learn to hack. Want to participate in Bug Bounty?

  1. Remember: “ Enduring growth cannot be achieved without a commitment to process”

Here’s a roadmap for bug bounty and web app hacking

  • Learn to Code

BORING? Maybe. But, this knowledge is invaluable

  • Setup Linux Distro such as Ubuntu or even Kali and download (Purp Suite — Free Edition)

Learn about Web Vulnerabilities:

“ I recommend trying the Department of Defense’s Vulnerability Disclosure Program. Develop your technical skills by learning from others and by doing. Do NOT use vulnerability scanners. They’re a crutch. You will fail.”

  • TLDR

This is it for today, it should be easy to follow along and pick a topic to learn when going through this roadmap. I hope this helps anyone who wants to do web app hacking! Stay tuned as I am working spreadsheet of resources and a roadmap for beginners or anyone who’s already in the field!

Thank you

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Zuber Kariye

18 y/o | Beginner getting into the tech world specifically the cybersecurity! Wannabe {Threat_Hunter}, {Programmer}, and OffensiveSec! Ty for visiting my blog!