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 vulnerability on their blog. This time the president was lucky; the hackers were ethical and […]
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 by a hacker who goes by the handle *Invectus*. Is an XSS Vulnerability a big […]
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 and we’ve cheekily decided to leave you toasting for a while longer just to raise […]
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 tracks. The hacker had rooted the system so deeply that he was able to report […]
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 by two of the biggest names in the black-hat world – Anonymous, and LulzSec. They claim to […]
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 on two separate occasions: on the 27th and 28th of June. To their credit, the […]
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 seeing in the media during the past year; hackers are nearly always successful in their […]
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 been compromised.
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 easily as ideas can be more easily tracked and commented on by the Acunetix team. […]
One lucky Acunetix Facebook follower will be selected at random to win an iPad 2!