AISA 2013

Acunetix and Aquion Participate in AISA National Conference

The 6th annual AISA National Conference, held at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre on 10th October 2013, hosted over 900 experts and professionals from the Information Security industry. Acunetix showcased at the information odyssey-themed event in collaboration with Aquion, … [+]

IT Security Includes Cyber Attack Response

IT Security Includes Cyber Attack Response

Preventing cyber attacks is a dominant topic for IT security.  It is the first layer of defense.  The more attacks prevented the better – no question about it.  However, does great prevention guarantee there will no successful cyber attacks?  Of … [+]

The Default WordPress Administrator Account Is In Use

The Default WordPress Administrator Account Is In Use

Alert group: WordPress default “admin” account exists Acunetix WP Security Plugin test: During this test Acunetix looks for the default admin account in the WordPress user list. Repercussions: With the default WordPress administrator account active, a malicious user does not … [+]

On the increasing popularity of JavaScript - Acunetix.

On the Increasing Popularity of JavaScript

Many people think of JavaScript as a way to create interactive and dynamic web pages.   JavaScript gives visitors a great website experience across platforms and across browsers that can be adjusted and tweaked to fit the user’s device, interests, and … [+]

Website hacking attempts are no longer restricted to elite criminals

Website hacking! No longer the domain of elite cybercriminals

Many years ago it used to be that most website hacking attempts were launched by sophisticated cybercriminals, or at the very least highly talented amateurs using complex methods and tools. While this meant such attacks could be more difficult to … [+]

VIDEO: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner V9 - What's New?

VIDEO: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner V9 – What’s New?

This brief presentation highlights the new exciting features of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 9. We look forward to your comments. … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Announces Full HTML5 Support

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Announces Full HTML5 Support

As new technologies bring new security risks to light, Acunetix steps up to the challenge with the most comprehensive crawling and scanning technology in the market yet. MALTA, 15 August 2013 – Acunetix today announced the 9th release of its award-winning Web Vulnerability … [+]

DOM-based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Explained

What is DOM XSS? In order to understand DOM XSS, we need to describe a bit what DOM is, and why is it relevant to this context. The Document Object Model is a convention for representing and working with objects … [+]

Blind XSS: The Ticking Time Bomb of XSS Attacks

Blind XSS: The Ticking Time Bomb of XSS Attacks

What is Blind XSS? Blind XSS is a flavor of cross site scripting (XSS), where the attacker “blindly” deploys a series of malicious payloads on web pages that are likely to save them to a persistent state (like in a … [+]

Protect your WordPress from Mass Brute Force Attacks

Last week a sophisticated botnet that targets and launches brute force attacks against WordPress blogs and websites has been detected. Some WordPress hosting providers suffered downtime, security experts are exploiting this opportunity to sell their WordPress security services and thousands … [+]