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

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 … [+]

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 … [+]

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. … [+]

This article shows you how to scan template-based websites with Acunetix WVS

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 … [+]

I keep being told that I can't download the latest Acunetix update - what do I do?

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 //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 … [+]

You can find broken links with Acunetix WVS

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 … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Command Line Operation

This post describes the command line options for the Acunetix WVS Scanner and the Acunetix WVS Reporter. Acunetix WVS Scanner Introduction Acunetix WVS can be launched from command prompt, allowing you to automate specific scans. Command line operation is done … [+]

Configuring Automatic Session Detection in Acunetix WVS

Configuring Automatic Session Detection in Acunetix WVS

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 … [+]

How to Scan a Shopping Cart with an Automated Security Scanner

How to Scan a Shopping Cart with an Automated Security Scanner

Many of today’s large scale websites are template based. This means that most of the website pages which users visit are usually built from the same template file. Thus it is normal for a template based websites to be made … [+]