It Fell Off a Truck: Top Ten US Data Breaches for 2012

According to Ericka Chickowski in her 29 November article for Dark Reading, “10 Top Government Data Breaches Of 2012,” SQL injection, post-phishing and inadequately secured back-up information all contributed to spectacular comprises of data across the USA in 2012. Some of the breaches were the work of hackers, while others were the result of simple […]

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The Email that Hacks You

Update: Seems to be working on TP-Link Routers as well (tested on TL-WR841N). Update2: Arcor EasyBox A600 also seems vulnerable. Opening a legitimate looking email on an iPhone, iPad or Mac while using an Asus router with a default or guessable password could compromise the security of your internal network. I conducted tests on two Asus routers […]

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It’s No Picnic: NBC Websites Hacked

On November 4th, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet, who covers security, posted on his blog that NBC had suffered a hack on a number of its websites during the early morning of Sunday, November 4th. According to Vaughn-Nichols, as of noon Eastern Standard Time the sites were coming back up, but there were still a […]

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Protect Your Website During National Blog Posting Month

On November 1st, MarketWire and other sites across the Internet announced National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), an annual ritual for dedicated bloggers. Blogger Eden Kennedy launched NaBloPoMo in 2006; the event has grown to include thousands of bloggers, and it’s now celebrated officially under the auspices of BlogHer, Inc. (www.blogher.com). NaBloPoMo generates themes and daily […]

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Automate more with the new Acunetix WVS 8 build

The new Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner build number 20121106 includes a number of new features, new security checks, product improvements and as well bug fixes. To help web security experts automate their work, in this new build we included a new feature that allows you to schedule up to 2,000 website security scans via a […]

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Website Vulnerabilities Will Cost You

Note: This article refers to an older version of Acunetix. Click here to download the latest version. Even the best websites are vulnerable to hacking. Though web security continues to improve, hackers are constantly developing new ways to attack and disable corporate and government sites. Hackers are now attacking web-based applications, including shopping carts, webforms, […]

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Keeping Your WordPress Blog Secure

If you have a WordPress blog or website, you’ll want a regular chain of visitors. Whether you’re sharing your personal opinions on niche topics or you’re running a business, here are a few tips you can use to make sure your WordPress Blog is secure and your visitors are safe from malware or other online […]

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