How to scan an HTTP password protected area

There are 2 types of password protected areas: HTTP Password protected areas: These are generally managed by the web server, and the user is prompted with a password dialog. Form-based restricted areas: This type of authentication is handled by the web application. The credentials are requested using a web form. This article explains how to […]

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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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