This latest Acunetix build comes with new security tests!

Acunetix WVS Update 20130308 – New Security Tests

Apart from the usual bug fixes / new functionality, each Acunetix WVS update generally includes new vulnerability tests or an improvement to existing checks. In this post, I would like to summarize the new security tests added in the latest … [+]

The US National Vulnerability Database was hacked on 8th March 2013

The US National Vulnerability Database was Hacked and Infected with Malware

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 … [+]

Cyber-Espionage Now Considered a Direct Threat to American Economic Interests

Cyber-Espionage Now Considered a Direct Threat to American Economic Interests

Cyber-espionage, particularly for gathering economic intelligence, no longer looms on the horizon – according to the US government it is now a clear and present danger. Ellen Nakashima, a security reporter for The Washington Post, provided a brief summary of … [+]

Acunetix Support Availability During the Festive Season

Acunetix Support Availability During the Festive Season

Kindly note that the Acunetix Support Team will operate normally the last week of December 2012 and the first week of January 2013 with the following exceptions: 24 December – open until 6pm CET (GMT +1). 25, 26 December – … [+]

It Fell Off a Truck: Top Ten US Data Breaches for 2012

It Fell Off a Truck: Top Ten US Data Breaches for 2012

According to Ericka Chickowski in her 29 November article for Dark Reading, “10 Top Government Data Breaches Of 2012,” SQL injection, post-phishing and inadequately secured back-up information all contributed to spectacular comprises of data across the USA in 2012. Some … [+]

Imperva and Acunetix Partner to Virtually Patch Web Vulnerabilities

Imperva and Acunetix Partner to Virtually Patch Web Vulnerabilities

SANTA CLARA and REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA, USA & LONDON, UK – November 14, 2012 – Acunetix, a market leader in web application security technology, and Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:  IMPV) a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security … [+]

National Weather Service Hacked

National Weather Service Hacked

The National Weather Service has been hacked by the Kosova Hacker’s security group, leading to sensitive server information being leaked. The group managed to hack into the server using a Local File Inclusion (LFI) vulnerability in the weather.gov website. … [+]

Over 1 Million Accounts Leaked in a Massive Hack Attack

Over 1 Million Accounts Leaked in a Massive Hack Attack

A recent online attack from a hacker group called Team GhostShell has targeted more than 100 websites from banks, stock exchange, police departments, and consulting firms, to law firms, and several companies from many other different sectors. Some of the … [+]

How does Acunetix WVS Compare to Other Web Application Vulnerability Scanners?

How does Acunetix WVS Compare to Other Web Application Vulnerability Scanners?

In the 2012 Web Application Vulnerability Scanners Benchmark report, which was carried out by Shay-Chen on his website, Sectooladdict, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner topped the Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection tests with a 100% detection rate and 0% false positives! … [+]

Join the Acunetix Online Community

Join the Acunetix Online Community

You can interact with the Acunetix Team and with other members of the online web security community on the Acunetix Facebook Page. Our Facebook Page makes it easy to share your thoughts and comments about the latest web security news, … [+]