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

September 02, 2014 - 11:30am

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 ... [+]


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 … [+]

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 … [+]