Identify the Heartbleed Bug with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

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The Aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug

April 17, 2014 - 09:34am

The Heartbleed bug, a security flaw in the popular OpenSSL library used for data encryption, has taken the web security world by storm, and the victim toll has started to rise. The first reported victims include the Canada Revenue Agency ... [+]


Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v9, build 20131216 includes a new PCI 3.0 compliance report and several new tests

Creating Custom Checks in Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Although Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) includes most of the checks that you may require to perform a comprehensive scan of your site, there might be situations where you need to create checks for something which is specific to your … [+]

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Elaborate Ways to Exploit XSS: XSS Proxies

In his book “Web Application Vulnerabilities: Detect, Exploit, Prevent”, Steve Palmer describes XSS Proxies as cross-site scripting exploitation tools that allow attackers to temporarily take control over the victim’s browser. XSS Proxy functions as a web server which takes commands … [+]

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CSRF and XSS – Brothers in Arms

What is CSRF (XSRF)? Cross-Site Request Forgery is a type of web attack which exploits the trust of a website in the user’s browser. In essence, the attacker manipulates the victim’s browser to send requests in the user’s name to … [+]

Identify the Heartbleed Bug with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

Latest Acunetix release scans for Heartbleed Bug

Yesterday, an update has been released for Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner which includes a test for a critical OpenSSL vulnerability named The Heartbleed Bug (CVE-2014-0160). Quote from the report: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software … [+]

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Elaborate Ways to Exploit XSS: Flash Parameter Injection

Common cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks rely on the injection of malicious code (usually JavaScript) in HTML pages, HTML headers or page DOM. There are, however, ways of injecting malicious code in less likely, very popular and innocent-looking places, such as … [+]

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Weak Password Vulnerability: More Common than You Think

The weakest link Imagine, just for a minute, that your web server infrastructure was a castle which you spent lots of time and resources fortifying. You built high walls, watch towers, retracting bridges, moats, solid iron bars across the windows, … [+]

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Persistent Cross-Site Scripting

Persistent XSS (or Stored XSS) attack is one of the three major categories of XSS attacks, the others being Non-Persistent (or Reflected) XSS and DOM-based XSS.  In general, XSS attacks are based on the victim’s trust in a legitimate, but … [+]

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Visit the Acunetix Stand at Infosecurity Europe 2014

Acunetix is to be exhibited in the New Exhibitor’s Zone at Infosecurity Europe at Earls Court from the 29th of April till the 1st of May. Infosecurity Europe is the largest free-to attend information security business and education event in … [+]

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The ROI of Protecting Against Cross-Site Scripting

The ways in which your organization can be damaged by cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks are endless. Apart from the damage it can cause on its own, successful cross-site scripting can be used as a platform for delivering even more devastating … [+]