When you install WordPress your default administrator username will be ”admin”, unless you specify another name. By logging into your WordPress admin account you have full permissions to access the WordPress directories and dashboard, meaning that you can control your entire website. If you don’t change your default WordPress admin username, a hacker can easily break into […]
Since the end of 2004, the US National Vulnerability Database has recorded 389 types of WordPress issues and vulnerabilities. With more than 73 million websites, WordPress has become one of the most preferred exploitation destinations for hackers across the globe. While WordPress has been continuously releasing new versions that loop up the security holes, its […]
Looks like the Mac is finally getting what’s been coming: malware. And lots of it just recently with the Flashback infection that apparently impacted up to 700,000 Macs. We’ve all heard it from the Mac bigots: One of the main reasons I use a Mac is because of all those viruses and junk on Windows. […]
Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are an excellent last line of defense. Based on what I see in my testing they’re great at blocking both automated scans and granular exploits like Cross-Site Scripting and SQL injection. I recommend WAFs to clients all the time. But…there’s more to the story.
We are pleased to announce an updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 (WVS 8). Build number 20120508 includes a number of new scheduler features, a new security check for PHP-CGI, as well as a series of bug fixes.
In order to save time scanning websites, you can run multiple instances of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, where each instance would run one scan. Depending on the type of license that you own, you can either run up to 2 concurrent scans or up to 10 concurrent scans at the same time. This allows you […]
The WordPress database is the most important component of your WordPress website. It contains all the content of your website, such as information about your users and all your posts, etc. In order to access the database, a database user should have specific privileges that allow him or her to manipulate it. The WordPress database […]
Running multiple instances of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) allows you to scan multiple websites simultaneously. Each instance can scan one website at a time – you can have up to two instances of all Acunetix WVS editions or up to ten instances if you are using the Enterprise or Consultant editions. To run multiple web […]
Just recently, the WordPress development team released the latest and greatest version of the web platform – WordPress 3.3.2. It is always important that you update your WordPress installation to the latest version, as it addresses bug fixes and security issues reported in the previous versions. This WordPress update fixes numerous security flaws including two […]
Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Wins the WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Award for the Fifth Successive Year Leading Windows Security resource site, WindowSecurity.com, has announced that Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner has been selected as the winner of the 2012 WindowSecurity.com Readers’ Choice Awards, in the Web Application Security category.