Scanning vs Pen Testing

For those intent on having top notch security measures in place, the question shouldn’t really be ‘automatic or manual pen testing?’ but rather ‘how much of each?’ A web application scanner, used to identify security vulnerabilities in your web applications does not replace an experienced penetration tester, rather it’s a valuable tool in their arsenal […]

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Troubleshooting tips for Apache, Part 1 – Verifying Apache HTTP Server Configuration and Version

Verify your Apache HTTP Server configuration Apache HTTP Server issues may also be a result of a misconfigured Apache httpd.conf configuration file. Going over the whole configuration file searching for typos may be a cumbersome task, but thankfully Apache provides a way to scan your httpd.conf file for any syntax errors. This can be done […]

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IT Consultants can now Create Scan Targets per Customer

Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner (OVS) allows you to configure child accounts from within your Acunetix OVS account, thereby delegating some scanning and reporting tasks. This is a great feature for enterprise administrators who need to delegate the security tasks for the company’s websites and front-end servers to multiple IT administrators or security personnel. A company […]

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Don’t let GHOST vulnerability haunt your systems

This week a new Linux vulnerability called GHOST (CVE-2015-0235) has been published and subsequently patched, including an update to Acunetix, which can now detect the vulnerability in both its online and on-premise forms, via network scan or web application scan. While some cited GHOST as being as dangerous as Shellshock or Heartbleed, in fact the […]

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