HackerOne: XSS Flaws Are Most Common Bugs

By HTMLGoodies Staff


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Bug bounty platform vendor HackerOne has released its 2017 Hacker-Powered Security report, which provides insight into the website security vulnerabilities identified through its services. Key findings include the following:

  • 26 percent of reported issues are cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws, making this the most commonly reported type of bug.
  • The average bug bounty payout is $1,923.
  • Technology vendors pay the highest bug bounties, while education pays the least.
  • Ecommerce and retail organizations fix reported bugs the fastest, while government agencies generally take the longest.

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