Non-Persistent Cross-site Scripting

Non-Persistent cross-site scripting (XSS), also known as Reflected XSS, is one of the three major categories of XSS attacks, the others are; persistent (or Stored) XSS and DOM-based XSS.  In general, XSS attacks are based on the victim’s browser trust in a legitimate, but vulnerable website or web application (the general XSS premises). The reflected […]

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ClickJacking and Blind XSS

What you see is NOT what you get! In essence, ClickJacking (or UI redressing) is a technique used by attackers to trick users into clicking on malicious web pages that they wouldn’t have accessed otherwise, by overlaying them on apparently legitimate web pages and hiding them from sight. When ClickJacking is successful, it can have […]

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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Wins WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Award

Acunetix WVS was selected as the 2014 Readers’ Choice Award winner in the Web Application Security category. IT consultants, IT managers, and Network and System Administrators alike voted for Acunetix WVS as their top choice for Web Application Security. WindowSecurity.com is a Microsoft Windows Security resource site, with over 250,000 views from Security administrators and specialists a month. […]

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Acunetix OVS cannot connect to my Scan Target.

This occurs when a firewall or WAF blocks all connections from Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner.You probably can still connect to the website from your browser, since the firewall is not blocking your IP address. You will need to confirm that your firewall is not blocking the connection from Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner. If the scan target is […]

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My scan seems to be stuck

This situation generally occurs when scanning a large web site. In this case, the scan can take a few hours, sometimes, although rarely, a few days. The scan might seem to be stuck, when in reality, it is not. When this happens, the status of the scan shows the same percentage for the progress. You […]

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Why is my scan showing as Queued?

When you request a scan, the scan request is queued till the next available scanner is available to handle the scan request. This generally takes less than a few minutes. There is a limit of 1 simultaneous scan per scan target. This is done not to overwhelm the scan target with requests. So if you […]

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How long does a scan take to complete?

The duration of a scan depends on many things, including network latency, size of site being scanned, the server’s resources and services running on the scanned server. The average scan time for a network scan is 20 minutes, while the average time for a web scan is between 2 and 4 hours.

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