SQLi – How it works (Part 1)

In this 6 part series on SQLi (SQL Injection) we shall be describing the vulnerability and its variants, showing how it works and what an attacker can do with it. SQL injection (SQLi) refers to an injection attack wherein an attacker can execute malicious SQL statements (also commonly referred to as a malicious payload) that […]

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Acunetix Port Scanner

The Acunetix Port Scanner performs a port scan against the server hosting the scanned website. When open ports are found, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner will proceed with network level security checks against the network service running on that port, such as DNS Open Recursion tests, badly configured proxy server tests, weak SNMP community strings, and […]

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In the headlines: South Korea’s cyber attacks, DHS networks, Adobe Shockwave Player and more

South Korea has had over 110,000 cyber attacks in the last 5 years A recently released report has revealed that South Korean government agencies were subject to over 114,000 cyber attacks in the last five years. The report, compiled using data from the National Computing and Information Agency shows that the departments targeted most frequently […]

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Acunetix 10 new build checks for vulnerabilities in Composer, Zend Framework, AjaxControlToolkit

Acunetix WVS v.10 (build 20150921) has been released. This new build checks for Cross Site Scripting in mobile-touch event handlers and for various vulnerabilities in products such as Composer, Zend Framework, AjaxControlToolkit and others. Below is a full list of updates. New Features Added a new test looking for development configuration files such as Vagrantfile, […]

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XSS in Google Feedburner

A fundamental aspect of web applications which developers should bear in mind is securing the input inserted by the user.  Many times, due to lack of attention or understanding, programmers might ignore the review of the code, resulting in security breaches, which through exploiting represent a threat to the confidentiality of the users’ data and […]

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Webinar: Grow your business with Acunetix

Comguard, the Acunetix distributor for UAE, is organising a Webinar together with the Acunetix Support Team for Acunetix Partners or for IT firms interested in becoming Acunetix Partner Program members. The webinar will highlight the USPs of the product and will give tips on generating sales. Register today!   Acunetix | Webinar Monday, 21 September 2015  11:30 | […]

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Cross-site Scripting and its variants explained

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 […]

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