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More comprehensive scanning with Acunetix WVS v9.5 – Part I

May 05, 2014 - 08:15am

In these 2 articles, I will be detailing the new functionality introduced in Acunetix WVS version 9.5. An important update introduced in the new version of Acunetix WVS is full JSON and XML support. If you are scanning a web ... [+]


FAQ: How can I copy My Scanning Profiles from One Computer to Another?

FAQ: How can I copy My Scanning Profiles from One Computer to Another?

An Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Scanning Profile defines which tests to launch against the target website. For example, if you wish to test a website against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, simply select the XSS Scanning Profile. You can also create a … [+]

New Security Checks and Features Added to Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

New Security Checks and Features Added to Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). The new build 20120613 offers a number of new security checks, new scanner funtionalities, improvements and bug fixes. … [+]

6.5 Million LinkedIn Hacked Passwords

6.5 Million LinkedIn Hacked Passwords

LinkedIn, one of the biggest professional social networks, has suffered a major breach of its user password database. The attack was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by Vicente Silveira, Director at LinkedIn, and was followed by an apology to the affected … [+]

Can I Have Different Web Scanning Profiles?

Can I Have Different Web Scanning Profiles?

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner ( WVS ) offers you the ability to choose specific types of attacks to run against your site, such as SQL injection or Cross-Site Scripting attacks. You can select the desired attacks and save them as different Web … [+]

Web Security is Still a Problem...but It's Not What You Think

Web Security is Still a Problem…but It’s Not What You Think

Since I first got involved with information security I’ve been a strong proponent of focusing on the common sense basics. We all know what needs to be done yet I see fundamental web security problems in practically every assessment I … [+]

Using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner as a Proxy Server

Using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner as a Proxy Server

Among many advanced penetration testing tools provided, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) offers you the HTTP Sniffer tool. With the HTTP Sniffer you can capture, trap, analyze and even modify any HTTP traffic that the sniffer is listening to, e.g. … [+]

Mac Malware Underscores Why You Can’t Ignore Web Security Threats

Mac Malware Underscores Why You Can’t Ignore Web Security Threats

Looks like the Mac is finally getting what’s been coming: malware. And lots of it just recently with the Flashback infection that apparently impacted up to 700,000 Macs. We’ve all heard it from the Mac bigots: One of the main … [+]

Web Application Firewalls and the False Sense of Security They can Create

Web Application Firewalls and the False Sense of Security They can Create

Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are an excellent last line of defense. Based on what I see in my testing they’re great at blocking both automated scans and granular exploits like Cross-Site Scripting and SQL injection. I recommend WAFs to clients … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Introduces New Security Check for PHP-CGI Installations

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Introduces New Security Check for PHP-CGI Installations

We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). Build number 20120508 includes a number of new scheduler features, a new security check for PHP-CGI, as well as a series of bug fixes. … [+]

FAQ: How Can I Scan Large Websites with Multiple Instances of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?

FAQ: How Can I Scan Large Websites with Multiple Instances of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner?

In order to save time scanning websites, you can run multiple instances of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (up to 2 concurrent scans or up to 10 concurrent scans depending on your license), allowing you to scan numerous websites at the … [+]