Top 10 web hacking techniques of 2023 - nominations open
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James Kettle

  • Published: 09 January 2024 at 14:33 UTC

  • Updated: 20 May 2024 at 14:00 UTC

Update: The results are in! Check out the final top ten here or scroll down to view all nominations

Over the last year, numerous security researchers have shared their discoveries with the community through blog posts, presentations and whitepapers. Many of these posts contain innovative ideas waiting for the right person to adapt and combine them into new discoveries in future.

However, the sheer volume can leave good techniques overlooked and quickly forgotten. Since 2006, the community has come together every year to help by building two valuable resources

  • A full list of all notable web security research from the last year
  • A refined list of the top ten most valuable pieces of work

Check out the full project archive for past nominees and winners. Read on to find out how you can make your nominations from 2023!

This year, we'll target the following timeline:


  • Jan 9-21: Collect community nominations
  • Jan 23-30: Community vote to build shortlist of top 15
  • Feb 1-13: Expert panel vote on final 15
  • Feb 15: Results announced!

What should I nominate?

The aim is to highlight research containing novel, practical techniques that can be re-applied to different systems. Individual vulnerabilities like log4shell are valuable at the time but age relatively poorly, whereas underlying techniques such as JNDI Injection can often be reapplied to great effect. Nominations can also be refinements to already-known attack classes, such as Exploiting XXE with Local DTD Files. For further examples, you might find it useful to check out previous year's top 10s.

How to make a nomination

To submit, simply provide a URL to the research, and an optional brief comment explaining what's novel about the work. Feel free to make as many nominations as you like, and nominate your own work if you think it's worthy! 

Click here to submit a nomination

Please note that I'll filter out nominations that are non-web focused, just tools, or not clearly innovative to keep the number of options in the community vote manageable. We don't collect email addresses - to get notified when the voting stage starts, follow @PortSwiggerRes or @[email protected].


I've made a few nominations myself to get things started, and I'll update this list with fresh community nominations every few days. In the spirit of excessive automation, I've included AI-assisted summaries of each entry.

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