Scanning a large website very often takes a long time. Using the default settings, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner will first try to identify all the pages using various crawling techniques, and will then proceed to scan the pages that have ... [+]
Robert Abela is a freelance information technology consultant, WordPress security expert and blogger with over 13 years of experience in IT.
Before starting WPProHelp.com, a WordPress technical support and security consultation company, Robert served in various information technology and managerial roles for several international security software companies.
Robert started his career at GFI Software in 2000 as a software testing engineer. He spent 7 years at GFI Software and worked his way up to Chief Systems Administrator. At GFI Software he was responsible for the upkeep and security of the IT infrastructures of the company's European offices and of its main operation web portals. He was also responsible for the running and security of GFI Software web server farms.
The experience at GFI Software has given Robert a technical and managerial background which proved invaluable in taking over and managing the product line of Acunetix in 2007. Amongst Robert's successful projects at Acunetix was managing the birth, development and launch of the popular WordPress online security scanner WebsiteDefender.
Robert has released numerous web security articles and whitepapers and is a frequent writer on various web security blogs, such as the Acunetix and WebsiteDefender web application security blogs. Robert has also been featured in websites renowned for being leaders in the field, such as HelpNet Security.
In the late 90’s, businesses embraced the internet; they connected their networks and servers to the internet so their data can be accessed from anywhere around the world. This was a new era that gave businesses the opportunity to grow … [+]
Web vulnerabilities can be split into two distinct groups; Technical Vulnerabilities and Logical Vulnerabilities. Technical vulnerabilities can be found by using automated processes, such as scanning a website with a web vulnerability scanner. On the other hand, logical vulnerabilities can … [+]
The US National Vulnerability Database has been hacked and infected with malware on the 8th of March 2013. Until today, the same place from where both black hats and white hats get information about existing software vulnerabilities, is still offline … [+]
We’ve just released a new version of Acunetix WVS version 8 – build 20121213 – which includes several new security checks such as the new module that tests Slow HTTP Denial of Service attacks like Slowloris. We’ve also added a good … [+]
The new Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner build number 20121106 includes a number of new features, new security checks, product improvements and as well bug fixes. To help web security experts automate their work, in this new build we included a … [+]
The new Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 build includes a new crawler feature to automatically ignore duplicate input schemes in the same directory. With this new crawler feature, scans will take less time to complete and less traffic is generated … [+]
When scanning a website with a passwords protected area, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner uses user specified ‘In Session’ or ‘Out of Session’ patterns to determine if the logged in session is still valid or not. If the logged in session … [+]
The new build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner released today includes a number of new features, new security checks and also a number of bug fixes. Ideal for scanning and securing today’s complex custom web applications, the main new feature … [+]
We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). The new build 20120808 offers a number of new security checks for several different well known web applicatoins, improvements and also a number bug … [+]