Gerald Ford once said “Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.” What a profound statement that not only applies to our personal lives but also how far we go in our IT careers. There’s hardly anything that can cause IT Geeks to lose their audience – and our credibility – […]
We are proud to announce a new build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8. Build 20120403 offers you a new feature which automatically verifies vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting and Directory Traversal, and helps you save loads of time.
The time required for web scanning with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) varies depending on the size and complexity of the target website, the response time of the web server, the type of scan you are running (Quick, Heuristic or Extensive) and the scanning profile used. Therefore, web scanning may vary from a few minutes […]
Nowadays, most web applications use databases in order to store all information and data required for a website or blog to run efficiently and dynamically. These databases often contain configuration settings as well as confidential information, such as user passwords. In order to restrict access to a database, it is common to maintain an administrative […]
On April 5th 2012, Jacadis, Acunetix’s reseller in Ohio, USA, will be sponsoring the Detroit Tech-Security Conference and exhibiting Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner.
An .htaccess file is a configuration file which provides the ability to specify configuration settings for a specific directory in a website. The .htaccess file can include one or more configuration settings which apply only for the directory in which the .htaccess file has been placed. So while web servers have their own main configuration […]
The Acunetix Team today announced an updated build of the Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 8 (WVS 8). The new build, number 20120326, includes new security checks that detect even more vulnerabilities as well as a series of bug fixes. New Security Checks Acunetix WVS 8 now runs security tests for Joomla 1.6.x/1.7.x/2.5.x Privilege Escalation. Acunetix […]
One of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced was when I received an email from one of my customers telling me that my website had been hacked. It got worse, as I couldn’t see any changes in my content, the design or the source code! The problem was that my users were seeing my website […]
A lot of developers are using version control systems such as SVN (Apache Subversion) and GIT in order to track changes in their source code. These types of server tools are essential for the organizations which have multi-developer projects. Most of these version control systems create internal hidden directories, which typically contain extensive information about […]
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