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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 ... [+]


HTML Form Found in Redirect Page Web Vulnerability

HTML Form Found in Redirect Page Web Vulnerability

When creating a password protected section for a website, such as an admin portal for a CMS solution, typically developers check if the user session is authenticated. If the user session is not authenticated, the user is redirect to the login page. … [+]

How Aware Do We Have to be Not to Fall for the Bad Guys Antics?

How Aware Do We Have to be Not to Fall for the Bad Guys Antics?

Criminal hackers are getting more and more creative in their phishing and social engineering attacks on the web. This not only puts your website in the crosshairs but also your own personal information. A common question that comes up is: … [+]

Configuring Automatic Session Detection in Acunetix WVS

Configuring Automatic Session Detection in Acunetix WVS

When scanning a website with a passwords protected area, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner uses user specified ‘In Session’ or ‘Out of Session’ patterns to determine if the logged in session is still valid or not. If the logged in session … [+]

What's the Best Way to Find Web Security Flaws?

What’s the Best Way to Find Web Security Flaws?

With all of the potential ways the bad guys can exploit websites (literally thousands), many people want to know what the best way is to actually uncover these flaws. Well, there’s no magic bullet answer, however, generally speaking Web flaws … [+]

How to Scan a Shopping Cart with an Automated Security Scanner

How to Scan a Shopping Cart with an Automated Security Scanner

Many of today’s large scale websites are template based. This means that most of the website pages which users visit are usually built from the same template file. Thus it is normal for a template based websites to be made … [+]

New Features and Security Checks Added to Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8

New Features and Security Checks Added to Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8

The new build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner released today includes a number of new features, new security checks and also a number of bug fixes. Ideal for scanning and securing today’s complex custom web applications, the main new feature … [+]

Should you Test Development, Staging or Production?

Should you Test Development, Staging or Production?

You’ve heard me say that planning is half the battle with Web security assessments. I’m finding that more and more people are on board with thinking things through in advance but there’s still one area that’s not getting the attention … [+]

Why Web Security is Not Just IT’s Problem

Why Web Security is Not Just IT’s Problem

What’s your take on Web security? Do you see it as one of those techie things that other people should be handling? Or do you see it as your responsibility to ensure everything associated with your Web presence is in … [+]

Over 1 Million Accounts Leaked in a Massive Hack Attack

Over 1 Million Accounts Leaked in a Massive Hack Attack

A recent online attack from a hacker group called Team GhostShell has targeted more than 100 websites from banks, stock exchange, police departments, and consulting firms, to law firms, and several companies from many other different sectors. Some of the … [+]