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Vulnerable Network Devices: A Growing Concern

Network devices, except maybe firewalls, are not usually perceived as security sensitive assets. Manufacturers and users do not invest time in assessing the security state of routers and switches. IT admins, handling business IT infrastructures, are mainly concerned with uptime … [+]

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What You Don’t Know About Web Security CAN Hurt You

How secure is your web environment? You know, your business’s marketing website, your customer-facing web applications, your internal financials application, the various cloud services that process and store business assets, and so on. Many business executives don’t have the slightest … [+]

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Build Secure Microsoft .NET Framework Web Apps Free of Vulnerabilities

Do you want the peace of mind that you’re delivering secure code free of vulnerabilities when building applications using the Microsoft .NET framework? Acunetix’s AcuSensor Technology is your answer. The .NET Framework is Microsoft’s comprehensive and consistent programming model for … [+]

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Better scan results with CVSS, CVE and CWE

By adding these internationally adopted standards of classification, users of Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner will have a common language across their various security products resulting in an easier, more fluid remediation process. The most recent version of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner … [+]

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Negative Impacts of Automated Vulnerability Scanners and How to Prevent them

Automated web application vulnerability scanners are constantly being used in order to automatically identify vulnerabilities such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection on web applications. Although automated vulnerability scanners have become an indispensable tool for pen-testers and security consultants, … [+]

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The Results are in – Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report

The numbers are in… and cybercrime had quite an active 2013 according to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) – one of the information security industry’s most prominent studies compiled from over 50 contributing organizations. This year’s report includes … [+]

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Key Web Application Security Metrics

How’s your web application security program measuring up today? If you’re like many people, you’re simply going through the motions of periodic vulnerability scans and problem resolution. It’s a vicious cycle that may or may not be delivering the results … [+]

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Danger: Open Ports – Trojan is as Trojan does

Open ports are the doorways to your secure perimeter. Behind open ports, there are applications and services listening for inbound packets, waiting for connections from the outside, in order to perform their jobs. Security best practices imply the use of … [+]

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Ways to Keep your Developers Interested in Web Security

Working in IT over the past couple of decades I’ve witnessed the good, the bad, and the downright ridiculous when it comes to the way software developers are treated by management. Seeing what I’ve seen, and having been in those … [+]

Identify the Heartbleed Bug with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

The Aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug, a security flaw in the popular OpenSSL library used for data encryption, has taken the web security world by storm, and the victim toll has started to rise. The first reported victims include the Canada Revenue Agency … [+]