Web Security Tip of the Week: What Exactly is Web Malware?

Since 1984, the word “virus” was used to describe what we now call malware. Malware is short for malicious software and collectively refers to things such as viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and rootkits. Recently we’re seeing new terms for certain types of malware such as Advanced Persistent Threats and advanced malware. The essence of malware […]

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Checking For Vulnerabilities in Path Fragments

Note: This article refers to an older version of Acunetix. Click here to download the latest version. Nowadays, more and more people are using URL rewrite techniques to increase their “friendliness” to both users and search engines. With URL rewrites, a URL like http://www.site.com/cms/product.php?action=buy&id=1 is typically rewritten to something like: http://www.site.com/buy/1.

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