Roadmap from programmer to bug bounties

6 min readApr 3, 2023

If you are a programmer who wants to get into the exciting and lucrative field of bug bounties, you might be wondering where to start and what skills you need to succeed. Bug bounties are rewards offered by companies or organizations for finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in their systems or applications. They can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity and impact of the bug.

In this blog post, I will outline a roadmap that can help you transition from a programmer to a bug bounty hunter. This roadmap is based on my own experience and research, but it is not a definitive or comprehensive guide. You should always do your own research and practice on various platforms and challenges to improve your skills and knowledge.

The roadmap consists of four main steps:

1. Learn the basics of web security and hacking
2. Practice on online platforms and CTFs
3. Participate in public bug bounty programs
4. Advance your skills and reputation

Let’s go through each step in more detail.

Step 1: Learn the basics of web security and hacking




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