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Why offer Disclosure Assistance?

Organizations typically publish a vulnerability disclosure policy with guidance on how they want to receive information related to potential vulnerabilities in their products or online services (see ISO 29147). In the absence of a vulnerability disclosure policy, attempts to report security vulnerabilities often carry considerable legal risk for the security researcher, causing many to simply withhold vulnerability information or publish anonymously. In these cases, it is impossible to achieve an optimal outcome that ensures security vulnerabilities are safely resolved.

It is in our collective best interests that this scenario be avoided. If you have been unsuccessful in contacting an organization regarding the responsible disclosure of a potential security vulnerability, HackerOne can offer assistance. We will take steps to identify the organization's official vulnerability disclosure policy.

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