Scanning for Heartbleed using Acunetix

Soon after the Heartbleed bug was made public, Acunetix released an update to detect the vulnerability in websites and web applications. The script that detects this is called Heartbleed_Bug.script, and is included in the following Scanning Profiles: Default High_Risk_Alerts The newly created heartbleed profile The Heartbleed bug is considered to be one of the most […]

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FAQ: How Can I Backup My Acunetix WVS Settings?

After installing Acunetix WVS configuring it to best suit your requirements (scanning profiles, save directories, login sequences etc.), you might need to make changes to your workstation that might cause all these customizations to be lost – e.g. formatting your hard drive. It is highly recommended to backup your Acunetix settings and customizations to easily […]

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Scanning a Template-based Website Using Acunetix WVS

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 been identified. While Acunetix WVS does employ various techniques to minimise the scan time, you […]

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Unable to Download Error Whilst Trying to Update Acunetix WVS

Symptoms When trying to update the latest build from Acunetix WVS, you encounter the following error: Unable to download http://www.acunetix.com/download/ fullver8/2013_03_08_01_webvulnscan8.exe. Try again later. More Information Acunetix has recently changed its update mechanism to a new and secure product download system. This update has been implemented in build 20130205. Starting from 8 March 2013, old […]

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Finding Broken Links Using Acunetix WVS

Acunetix WVS has the ability to discover links to pages that do not exist. In a world where sites are updated on a daily basis, it is quite easy to remove a page and forget to amend all links which refer to it resulting in what are known as broken links. Besides being deemed as […]

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