Cross-site Scripting (XSS) has been making the Top 5 list of exploitable vulnerabilities since it was first discovered way back in the 1990s. The term XSS refers to a client-side code injection attack wherein an attacker can execute malicious scripts into a legitimate website or web application. XSS is notoriously amongst the most rampant of […]
Every week the headlines carry news of high profile cyber-attacks, in fact every day cyber criminals compromise thousands of websites – often without the site owner knowing. A recent study of 15,000 websites found nearly half contained a ‘high-severity’ vulnerability waiting to be exploited (Acunetix Web Application Vulnerability Report 2015). The sad fact is that […]
Netflix has released an open source tool that their engineering team have developed in-house that can find second-order XSS vulnerabilities in web applications. The tool is called Sleepy Puppy, and while it’s a good initiative from Netflix, the auto-detection of ‘Delayed XSS’ is nothing new. In August 2013, Acunetix announced it’s 9th edition of it’s flagship […]
Many websites include web forms that capture visitor data, such as download forms. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner can be configured to automatically submit random data or specific values to web forms during the crawl and scan stages of a security audit. By default, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner uses a generic submit rule that will submit generic […]
Everything is geared to IT security at it-sa which is to be held in Nuremberg, Germany between the 6th to 8th October 2015. Use this opportunity to exchange views with the leading IT security experts and source information on the latest products and services. Besides solutions for IT security and the top issues of cloud […]
The mainstream media is in a frenzy about the Ashley Madison hack, and with good reason. Aside from the shady social and moral motives that most people are criticising Avid Life Media (the site’s owners) about, the breach is a notable one in terms of what the attackers made off with. Among the stolen data […]
Acunetix General Manager, Chris Martin was interviewed by Len Rust for the popular Australasian ICT news platform – Rust Report during Cebit in Sydney Australia 2015. In his interview, Mr. Martin gives a brief overview of the company, describes what sets Acunetix apart from its competitors, and talks about the company’s greatest challenges and opportunities.
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Adultery site data hits the web with serious consequences The Ashley Madison hack continues to grab headlines, with a reported 39GB of data having now been dumped online. What also emerged from the leaked data is that around 90% of users were in fact male. Some minor celebrities have had fingers pointed and there have […]
The WordPress team have just announced that the 4.3 release of the massively popular blogging and content management software has been released to the public. While there are some interesting new usability features, the WordPress team have also released a new security feature that deals with the way passwords are reset. The new and improved […]