Bug Bounty Program
If you believe you have found a security vulnerability on Flippa, we
encourage you to contact our Bug Bounty email group right away.
We will investigate all legitimate reports and do our best to quickly fix the
problem. Before reporting though, please review this page
including our responsible disclosure policy, reward guidelines, and those
things that should not be reported.
If you are looking to report another type of issue, please either
or please visit our
for more information.
If you're planning to scan for vulnerabilities, there are a few particular
areas we give priority to.
Stored XSS or uncontrolled ability to modify site layout
Verifying ownership of assets you do not control
Bypassing email / phone verification or buyer certification
Unauthorised access to resources (where such access is sensitive, such as information private to the seller, or a listing under NDA)
Buying listings / upgrades without payment where it would otherwise be required
Ineligible Reports and False Positives
SPF configuration problems.
CSRF with limited impact.
SSL Pinning not applied.
Any vulnerabilities for Flippa.com/blog that don't result in privilege
escalation or post mutation.
Security header misconfiguration.
Mixed HTTP/HTTPs content.
Spam or social engineering techniques.
Accessing content via raw image URLs from our CDN (Content Delivery
Password reset link practices
Responsible Disclosure Policy
If you comply with the policies below when reporting a security issue to
Flippa, we will not initiate a lawsuit or law enforcement investigation
against you in response to your report. We ask that:
You give us reasonable time to investigate and mitigate an issue you report
before making public any information about the report or sharing such
information with others.
You do not interact with an individual account (which includes modifying or
accessing data from the account) if the account owner has not consented to
You make a good faith effort to avoid privacy violations and disruptions to
others, including (but not limited to) destruction of data and interruption
or degradation of our services.
You do not exploit a security issue you discover for any reason. (This
includes demonstrating additional risk, such as attempted compromise of
sensitive company data or probing for additional issues.)
You do not violate any other applicable laws or regulations.
Bug Bounty Program Terms
We recognize and reward security researchers who help us keep people safe by
reporting vulnerabilities in our services. Monetary bounties for such reports
are entirely at Flippa’s discretion, based on risk, impact, and other
factors. To potentially qualify for a bounty, you first need to meet the
Adhere to our Responsible Disclosure Policy (see above).
Report a security bug: that is, identify a vulnerability in our services or
infrastructure which creates a security or privacy risk. (Note that Flippa
ultimately determines the risk of an issue, and that many software bugs are
not security issues.)
Your report must describe a problem involving our product or service.
We specifically exclude certain types of potential security issues; these
are listed under “Ineligible Reports and False Positives” (see below).
Submit your report to our
email group with the subject of Bug Report (one issue per
report) and respond to the report with any updates. Please do not contact
employees directly or through other channels about a report.
If you inadvertently cause a privacy violation or disruption (such as
accessing account data, service configurations, or other confidential
information) while investigating an issue, be sure to disclose this in your
Use test accounts when investigating issues. If you cannot reproduce an
issue with a test account, you can use a real account (except for automated
testing). Minimize the amount of test accounts created if possible.
Contact Help Support
if you are having trouble with accessing your test accounts
Do not buy or sell on the marketplace or interact with other
accounts without consent.
In turn, we will follow these guidelines when evaluating reports under our
bug bounty program:
We investigate and respond to all valid reports. We do however prioritize
evaluations based on risk and other factors, and it may take some time
before you receive a reply.
We determine bounty amounts based on a variety of factors, including (but
not limited to) impact, ease of exploitation, and quality of the report. If
we pay a bounty, the minimum reward is $100 USD. Note that extremely
low-risk issues may not qualify for a bounty at all.
We seek to pay similar amounts for similar issues, but bounty amounts and
qualifying issues may change with time. Past rewards do not necessarily
guarantee similar results in the future.
In the event of duplicate reports, we award a bounty to the first person to
submit an issue. (Flippa determines duplicates and may not share details on
the other reports.) A given bounty is only paid to one individual.
We reserve the right to publish reports (and accompanying updates).
We verify that all bounty awards are permitted by applicable laws,
including (but not limited to) US trade sanctions and economic
Note that your use of the Flippa platform and services including for purposes
of this program, is subject to Flippa’s Terms and Policies. We may retain any
communications about security issues you report for as long as we deem
necessary for program purposes, and we may cancel or modify this program at
Attributes of a Good Report
Detailed steps in your message explaining how to reproduce the bug. This
should include any links you clicked on, pages you visited, URLs, user IDs,
etc. Images and video can be helpful if you also include written
Clear descriptions of any accounts used in your report and the
relationships between them. Please do not use the same name on multiple
accounts to avoid confusion.
Quality before quantity. Many of our highest-paid reports had just a few
lines of precise, clear explanations.
If you send a video, consider these tips:
Keep it short by showing only the parts necessary to demonstrate the bug
once. (Remove or redo mistakes that might happen while recording.)
Record at a resolution where text or URLs are readable (at least 480p;
1080p is usually not necessary).
Provide commentary or instructions in your messages or video description
instead of typing on-screen during the video.
If a large amount of text appears in your video, please include a copy in
your messages as well.
Keep the video private either by uploading it as an attachment or posting
it privately online (such as with a hidden link or password that you send