Acunetix and Aquion Participate in AISA National Conference

The 6th annual AISA National Conference, held at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre on 10th October 2013, hosted over 900 experts and professionals from the Information Security industry. Acunetix showcased at the information odyssey-themed event in collaboration with Aquion, an official Acunetix Partner based in Australia, and held a draw for a 32” TV […]

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XSS Vulnerability injected through Google Analytics, executed in IOS’s Gmail application

Roy Castillo, a security researcher from the Philippines, identified a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Gmail application for iOS. The vulnerability was found in the mail attachment feature and needed no user interaction to be triggered. In a post on his blog, Roy Castillo explains how he managed to exploit this vulnerability. After logging […]

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IT Security Includes Cyber Attack Response

Preventing cyber attacks is a dominant topic for IT security. It is the first layer of defense. The more attacks prevented the better – no question about it.  However, does great prevention guarantee there will no successful cyber attacks?  Of course not. Good Security is more than Prevention In general security terms, a secure web […]

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The Default WordPress Administrator Account Is In Use

Alert group: WordPress default “admin” account exists Acunetix WP Security Plugin test: During this test Acunetix looks for the default admin account in the WordPress user list. Repercussions: With the default WordPress administrator account active, a malicious user does not have to guess the username of other accounts with administrative permissions, thereby putting your WordPress security at […]

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Acunetix WVS v9, build 20131009 checks for HTML Injection, detection of weak passwords in Joomla! and Django

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 9, build 20131009 includes checks for HTML Injection, and adds the detection of weak passwords in Joomla! and Django’s Administrative interfaces. In addition, the new build includes the detection of readme documentation files, together with various other updates and fixes. New Functionality Added a test looking for ReadMe documentation files. […]

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On the Increasing Popularity of JavaScript

Many people think of JavaScript as a way to create interactive and dynamic web pages. JavaScript gives visitors a great website experience across platforms and across browsers that can be adjusted and tweaked to fit the user’s device, interests, and history.  Plus it creates a more interactive web experience, responding to user actions with updates and […]

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