acx_logo

Featured Article

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 ... [+]


Web Security Tip of the Week: Why Do Hacker Attacks Happen?

Web Security Tip of the Week: Why Do Hacker Attacks Happen?

Criminal hackers have it made. They know that many people don’t get – or completely ignore – online security. This attitude from many is at the core of why we experience web security issues. But, as problematic as the human … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 8 Build 20120808 Released

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 8 Build 20120808 Released

We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). The new build 20120808 offers a number of new security checks for several different well known web applicatoins, improvements and also a number bug … [+]

htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions

htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions

According to Apache documentation: .htaccess files (or “distributed configuration files”) provide a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to … [+]

Reuters.com WordPress hacked. False Syria blog posts posted

Reuters.com WordPress hacked. False Syria blog posts posted

On Friday 3rd August 2012 Reuters.com announced that it was a victim of a hack attack. Reuters.com blogging platform (WordPress) was compromised and attackers posted several fake news articles that were attributed to its reporters. Parent company of Reuters.com, Thomson-Reuters … [+]

What if We Held Ourselves to the Security Certification Standards?

What if We Held Ourselves to the Security Certification Standards?

Confidentiality, compensating controls, risk transference are just a few of the core information security concepts covered by the CISSP exam – concepts that also happen to impact Web application security. Having recently completed the technical edits for a CISSP exam … [+]

Take Care in Handling the Results of Your Web Application Testing

Take Care in Handling the Results of Your Web Application Testing

How do you handle your web application testing, vulnerability scans, test data and related security assessment reports? I’ve found that this is something that doesn’t get a lot of attention in web application security circles but is still impactful to the business. It’s … [+]

Web Security Tip of the Week: Understanding Why WordPress has Vulnerabilities

Web Security Tip of the Week: Understanding Why WordPress has Vulnerabilities

Did you know that if a system has an IP address or a URL, then it’s fair game for attack from a hacker? That’s been the universal law and it always will be. So why is it that WordPress security … [+]

How does Acunetix WVS Compare to Other Web Application Vulnerability Scanners?

How does Acunetix WVS Compare to Other Web Application Vulnerability Scanners?

In the 2012 Web Application Vulnerability Scanners Benchmark report, which was carried out by Shay-Chen on his website, Sectooladdict, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner topped the Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection tests with a 100% detection rate and 0% false positives! … [+]

Join the Acunetix Online Community

Join the Acunetix Online Community

You can interact with the Acunetix Team and with other members of the online web security community on the Acunetix Facebook Page. Our Facebook Page makes it easy to share your thoughts and comments about the latest web security news, … [+]