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The Aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug

April 17, 2014 - 09:34am

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 ... [+]


Intouch World will be participating in the Jailbreak session at Nullcon 2013, Goa, India

Acunetix Partner Intouch World to Participate in the Jailbreak Session at Nullcon Goa

International Security Conference Begins 27 February Acunetix partner Intouch World, a multi service, professional IT consulting organization based in Bangalore, India, will participate in the Jailbreak Session at Nullcon Goa 2013. Nullcon Goa is an international security conference for CXOs, … [+]

Incident Response Plan Template – The Essential Elements

Incident Response Plan Template – The Essential Elements

Incident response is the art (and science) of responding to computer security-related breaches. Interestingly, most organizations I deal with don’t have a documented incident response plan. The last thing you want to do during and after a security breach is … [+]

Better Evaluation with the Latest Acunetix WVS Build

Better Evaluation with the Latest Acunetix WVS Build

We are pleased to announce a new release of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 8 – build 20130205 – which provides a better evaluation experience by reporting all the vulnerabilities that are present in your web application. This new build … [+]

How to set (and keep) your web security goals for 2013

How to Set (and Keep) Your Web Security Goals for 2013

Can you believe it’s time again for those New Year’s resolutions? It’s always great to start the New Year with a fresh set of to-do items that you’re finally going to get around to doing. The problem, however, is that … [+]

How does ransomware affect you?

Don’t Be Held For Ransom with Ransomware

In her 5 December article in The New York Times, “For PC Virus Victims, Pay or Else,” cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth discusses the growing threat of ransomware in the USA. Ransomware is a type of malware that takes your computer … [+]

Acunetix Support Availability During the Festive Season

Acunetix Support Availability During the Festive Season

Kindly note that the Acunetix Support Team will operate normally the last week of December 2012 and the first week of January 2013 with the following exceptions: 24 December – open until 6pm CET (GMT +1). 25, 26 December – … [+]

The Acunetix Team have found a pingback vulnerability in the new WordPress 3.5 build

WordPress Pingback Vulnerability

Recently somebody posted on Reddit about a WordPress scanner that is taking advantage of a new WordPress vulnerability. The vulnerability is abusing the Pingback system, which is a well-known feature that’s used by a lot of bloggers. What is a … [+]

New Build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

New Acunetix WVS Build Includes ISO 27001 Template

We’ve just released a new version of Acunetix WVS version 8 – build 20121213 – which includes several new security checks such as the new module that tests Slow HTTP Denial of Service attacks like Slowloris. We’ve also added a good … [+]

Practice Makes Perfect

Your Scanning Experience Determines Your Scanning Success

You know the saying about riding a bicycle – do it once and you’ll remember it forever? That may be true for bicycles, but it’s certainly not the case when it comes to web security testing. The tools we use … [+]

Finding Web Flaws is not Point and Click

Finding Web Flaws is not Point and Click

Successful web security testing is not as simple as point and click. Unfortunately, many people treat it as such. The thought process goes something like this: 1.    Load web vulnerability scanner. 2.    Enter URL to scan. 3.    Click Go. 4.   … [+]