101k subscribers – support on Patreon
With his distinctive looks and vaporware aesthetic vibes, STÖK has taken the bug bounty world by storm. He is a vegan trained chef, IT consultant turned sustainable fashion store owner, bug bounty hunter and keynote speaker. His videos include a weekly educational show called Bounty Thursdays, talks on how to approach bug hunting, motivational speeches, fun coverage of the bug bounty life, tutorials and more. Positivity guaranteed after watching his videos!
26,3k subscribers – support on his own platform
Grzegorz Niedziela takes you on journey through vulnerabilities that were made public. He focuses on the details of super technical findings, giving the viewer a better understanding about what was going on. This is an excellent way to learn about advanced vulnerabilities and bug chains especially for visual learners.
55,4k subscribers – support on his own platform
NahamSec is one of the most influential bug hunters and has an incredibly positive impact on the bug bounty community. He is known for interviewing some of the best bug bounty hunters, live hacking streams, tutorials and vlogs. You’ll also find on his channel talks from conferences he co-organised. Not only did they involve hackers presenting cutting-edge techniques (with a focus on Web hacking), they also helped raise thousands of dollars for charity!
Farah Hawa is a bug hunter and security operations engineer who has a talent for explaining the most complex web vulnerabilities in an easy to understand manner. In her unique style, she goes straight to the point and tells you only what you need to know in order to rapidly grasp a vulnerability. In her latest video, she also takes you on trip with her through San Francisco!
Codingo is known as the creator and maintainer of multiple tools for Web security testing such as Interlace, Crithit or Reconnoitre. Codingo is putting huge effort into sweeping misconceptions out of the way if it comes to bug bounty. His channel also features a lot of insights about common mistakes and what you need to know about bug bounty before you start out.
RogueSMG is a part-time bug hunter who is sharing his journey as he is learning Web Application Security. In each video, he dives into a specific question related to bug hunting. This includes reconnaissance, methodology, what to do after recon, which tools to use at each step, pitfalls to avoid, etc. If you want to learn about these topics and like memes, you’ll probably enjoy this channel!
13,1k subscribers – support on her own platform
Rana Khalil is a security assessment specialist and part-time bug bounty hunter. On her channel, she focusses on solving every lab of Portswigger’s Web Security Academy. Rana always starts off with a general guide video about a specific vulnerability followed by demonstrating the solution to a handful of labs.
332k subscribers – support on Patreon
John Hammond is a true legend when it comes to capture the flag contests. Like his name name-twin from Jurassic Park, John is a passionate creator and a humble community member. You may know him from the popular CTF challenges he created for NahamCon and HacktivityCon. What really sets John apart that he’s not only so good at creating challenges, but also explaining how they work and how you can solve them, educating others and helping them to reach the next level.
4,66k subscribers – support on buymeacoffee
Vickie Li has a strong focus on secure development but also web app security. Vickie Li does a great job in visualizing the basic concepts of vulnerabilities in her unique hand-scribbled way. Next to that, she offers videos about career development, interviews with well-known infosec people and automated vulnerability detection.
7,28k subscribers – support on Udemy
Tib3rius has started just about a year ago to stream about everything hacking related. You can find recordings of his live streams on his channel walking you through TryHackMe boxes, showing you solutions to Portswigger lab boxes, but also setting you up with knowledge around Burp Suite. If you prefer watching his sessions live, make sure to tune in every other Monday for his “Cyber Mentoring Monday” series.
Hacking Simplified has also just started a little over a year ago to take you on his learning path directly with him. Make sure to check out his great content covering a wide range from bug bounty tips to cybersecurity career guidance, over to the analysis of famous breaches and hacks. He also has a strong focus on Android pentesting which is still pretty unique these days.
It’s hard to find the right words for pwnFunction’s Youtube channel. Let’s start with a question. Do you like penguins? If the answer is yes, then you should get hooked now! Okay one more. Do you like stellar animations? Also yes, okay, you already wanna hit that subscribe button below. pwnFunction has the most beautiful looking videos explaining you the concepts of various vulnerability types and secrets about the web.
686k subscribers – support on Patreon
LiveOverflow may describe himself as a wannabe hacker, but his videos prove otherwise! The Germany-based CTF player is known to upload deep-dive 10 minute explainer videos on various niche topics, pleasantly visualised with easy to grasp sketchbook animations. LiveOverflow covers a range of different topics, from more educational tutorials to covering real stories, questions and thoughts related to hacking!