In the headlines: UK surveillance policies leak; DDoS attacks; Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy; Facebook hack, and more

UK surveillance policies leaked online UK privacy campaigners Privacy International have managed to get their hands on, and subsequently have released a set of UK surveillance policies. What these policies reveal are the extent to which government agencies such as MI5 and GCHQ have access to citizen data from entities such as the NHS, petition […]

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Mitigating extension vulnerabilities in template-based applications

There are over 43,900 official plugins available for WordPress, another 6,200 for Joomla! and 33,700 for Drupal, not to mention the countless other platforms that are freely and easily accessible. The plugins’ abilities range from adding photos for a personal website to complex development collaboration platforms. It seems there’s almost nothing that can’t be added, […]

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Tips for faster scans with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Scanning web sites and web-based applications for vulnerabilities can take a long time time to complete. The following may affect the scan time: Web server performance and response time Size of web site Back-end database speed Number of simultaneous connections by the scanner Number of vulnerability checks Acunetix server performance Slow scans can get in […]

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PwC Report Shows Cybercrime in the UK is Growing Rapidly

In the latest edition of their Global Economic Crime Survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers have announced a finding of a 20% increase in cybercrime, making it the fastest growing category of economic crime. The UK seems to be the most severely affected, with 55% of organisations being affected by some type of cybercrime, higher than the US which […]

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Acunetix “Web Application Security” podcast featured on HelpNetSecurity

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2016, Ian Muscat, Product Communications Manager at Acunetix, talks about web application security at large and how Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is able to detect and report on a number of vulnerabilities in applications built on architectures such as WordPress, PHP, ASP.NET, Java Frameworks, Ruby on Rails and many others. […]

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In the headlines: Cyber bank heist, Federal bug bounty program, Facebook flaw and more

Billion dollar cyber bank job foiled by spelling mistake A huge cyber bank heist was uncovered this week when the perpetrator made some spelling errors. Having already successfully drained $101m from the central bank of Bangladesh by penetrating their systems and impersonating officials, they were detected when one of their transfer requests misspelled the word […]

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