FAQ: How is ‘Setup in session and out of session detection’ used in the Login Sequence Recorder?

When recoding a login sequence, the crawler needs to be configured to automatically identify if a web application’s logged in session (navigation of a password protected area) is still valid or not.¬† This is an important step when recording a new login sequence.¬†With the ‘in session’ OR ‘out of session’ values configured, the crawler is […]

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FAQ: I’m worried that a live directory or file might be risky to scan in realtime. What can I do?

Acunetix WVS features a directory and file filter which allows you to safely exclude specific URLs or directories from the scan. To create a directory filter: In the Tools Explorer, click ‘Configuration’ and then click ‘Settings’ in the main panel. In the Application Settings panel, click ‘Directory and File Filters’. Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ […]

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FAQ: How does the file type filtering system work?

Acunetix WVS can safely ignore certain file types which cannot be exploited by a hacker, and therefore cannot be considered as vulnerable. By ignoring these files types a scan will take less time to complete, and will be more efficient in its test executions. The file extension filter in the Acunetix WVS settings already contains […]

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Since its conception in 2005, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner has provided a comprehensive set of security analysis tools to countless web designers, administrators, and consultants around the world; and has successfully protected thousands of web applications from the ever-present threat of hackers. Over the years, the numerous customers and testers of WVS have contributed priceless […]

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