HackerOne: Improper way of validating a program

2015-01-23T17:15:40
ID H1:44888
Type hackerone
Reporter atom
Modified 2015-02-04T15:25:50

Description

Hello HackerOne,

I found out that it's easy to publish a program that isn't yours.

January 20, 2015 I created a program named Puffer Bird and I leave the sandbox to prepare to launch the program. Then, I requested for a program review.

January 21, 2014 at 1:08 AM I received an email from ██████@hackerone.

>At this time HackerOne is unable to validate the program because of multiple factors. Initial validation can begin by sending an email from the Pufferbird.com to support@hackerone.com. Additional details may be required to confirm your identity and the company. > >Thank you.

So, I went to a Hosting Website, I created a New Account to create a domain pufferbird.com . Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/d6rgPX8.png After creating the domain, I created an email no-reply@pufferbird.com Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/oeh83fH.png Then, I sent an email to ██████@hackerone.com Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/C1v0XHg.png And It has been sent successfully.

Note: Because the domain I created is not pointing to host's nameservers, services like email will not work correctly but it can sent an email but not able to receive.

January 23, 2015 at 9:17 PM I sent another email directly to ██████@hackerone.com using my own and real email.

January 24, 2015 at 12:23 AM I received an email that the program has been approved. Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/5DBJnaE.png

Short Recap: I made a program Leave the sandbox to request review ██████@hackerone.com emailed me for validation of the program I validate the program using the fake pufferbird.com email address I emailed ██████@hackerone.com that I already sent the email which contains information about the program. no-reply@hackerone.com[HackerOne] emailed that the program has been approved.

Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/ZiuUOY9.png

~ @atom