Critical XSS Flaw Discovered in Barack Obama's Website

Critical XSS Flaw Discovered in Barack Obama's Website

A security research team called Vulnerability-Lab have discovered a persistent XSS vulnerability in the official website of Barack Obama. This is not the first time that the president’s website was targeted. About a year ago SecurityShell reported a similar XSS … [+]

Full Disclosure - 20 high profile sites vulnerable to XSS attacks

Full Disclosure – 20 high profile sites vulnerable to XSS attacks

On Thursday morning a post appeared on the popular Full Disclosure Internet discussion group listing XSS vulnerabilities in no less than 20 high profile websites. Amongst the vulnerable are McDonalds, IEEE Explore, Harvard University, and energy.gov. The vulnerabilities were discovered … [+]

Acunetix Facebook iPad Competition: and the Winner is...

Acunetix Facebook iPad Competition: and the Winner is…

There’s no way the Acunetix Facebook iPad competition was going to fly under the radar. As soon as August was out we immediately began receiving messages asking who the competition winner was. Well, the security world is a busy one … [+]

US Police Servers Breached in New Anonymous Attack

US Police Servers Breached in New Anonymous Attack

On the 31st of July 2011, the system administrator of Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing (BJM) was working on his newly upgraded servers. At exactly the same time a hacker was slowly sniffing his way through the same systems and picking up everything in his … [+]

Anonymous hack US Department of Defence - Analysis of the Attack

Anonymous hack US Department of Defence – Analysis of the Attack

On the 12th of July 2011, Booz Allen Hamilton the largest U.S. military defence contractor admitted that they had just suffered a very serious security breach, at the hands of hacktivist group AntiSec. Operation Anti-Security (AntiSec) is a hacking operation, carried out … [+]

Hackers Slurp over a million user accounts from Washington Post

Hackers Slurp over a million user accounts from Washington Post

  The Washington Post website has been hit with a double security breach. Hackers have made off with around 1.3 million user IDs and email address from the “Jobs” section of the site. The attackers were able to gain access … [+]

90% of US Companies Hacked!

90% of US Companies Hacked!

Alarming results have been announced following a recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Research Institute and Juniper Networks. In their survey, 583 American companies were interviewed on security related questions. The result seems to correlate with what we have been … [+]

Sega Hacked: Over a Million Accounts Exposed

Sega Hacked: Over a Million Accounts Exposed

Sega Corporation has joined the increasingly long list of video game companies to suffer a data breach. In an email sent to members of its Sega Pass service, it admitted that the user accounts over almost 1.3 million users had … [+]

New Feature Request System for Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

New Feature Request System for Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

We are pleased to announce a new system to record feature requests, which allows feature ideas to be voted upon and thus makes its much easier for us to see the most requested features. Furthermore, we can provide feedback more … [+]

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Like Acunetix, Like Facebook, Win an iPad 2

One lucky Acunetix Facebook follower will be selected at random to win an iPad 2! … [+]