BASH Vulnerability leaves IT Experts Shell Shocked!

Yesterday, a critical vulnerability was reported in GNU Bash.  Bash is the Bourne Again Shell that is installed on all Linux distributions.   The vulnerability is related to the way environment variables are parsed before running the BASH shell. It is possible to create environment variables that include function definitions. BASH processes the trailing strings after these function […]

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Acunetix OVS Update Spots Vulnerabilities with Military Precision

An important update has just been rolled out to Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner (OVS) which includes 2 features unique to Acunetix – AcuSensor and AcuMonitor. Both technologies have been successfully used in Acunetix WVS to enhance scan results by improving vulnerability detection and detecting difficult to detect vulnerabilities such as Blind XSS, reducing false positives […]

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Alliance Training Courses Improve Acunetix User Skills

Alliance Technology Partners, partnering with Acunetix since 2007, have announced they shall be offering Acunetix Training Courses, delivered via the web, by two of their senior security engineers. This Basic Training 3 hour course, is highly interactive and tailored to the users’ experience level and particular needs. Alliance security engineers are trained directly by Acunetix […]

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WordPress 4.0 “Benny” released

The long awaited WordPress version 4.0, codenamed “Benny” in honour of jazz clarinettist and band leader Benny Goodman has been released.  While this does seem like a major release to some of us, since it includes a good amount of features easing the blog writers’ and blog managers’ tasks;  security advocates may feel let down […]

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