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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List of checks done by Acunetix on WordPress

An Acunetix web vulnerability scan is able to detect a WordPress installation, and will execute various WordPress related checks when the popular blogging web application is identified. When WordPress is detected, Acunetix will issue the following knowledge base entry. Acunetix will also scan WordPress for various security vulnerabilities which can lie in WordPress itself, WordPress […]

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Acunetix WVS v9.5 build 20140902 detects Hibernate Query Injection, Format Strings and more

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 9.5 build 20140902 has been updated to include new vulnerability checks, including detection of Hibernate Query Injection, format strings vulnerabilities, MySQL username disclosure and others, including some, in well-known web applications. This new build also optimises existing checks, including its XSS and SQL Injection detection scripts. The following is a […]

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Visit Acunetix Stand at OWASP AppSec USA 2014

Acunetix will be sponsoring and exhibiting at this year’s OWASP AppSec USA. The event will be held from 16th to the 19th September at the Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, USA. AppSec USA is a world-class software security conference for developers, auditors, risk managers, technologists, and entrepreneurs gathering with the world’s top practitioners to share the latest research and […]

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