Political hacking – the latest cyber threat

Regardless if you believe North Korea were the culprits or not, everyone will acknowledge that since the Sony hack, we’ve all started to take cyber terrorism a little more seriously. You mean they don’t just want financial details and government intelligence? No, that’s right, terrorists are creative and now the whole world is hooked up […]

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Acunetix heading to RSA Conference 2015

This year Acunetix are travelling to San Francisco to participate in the RSA Conference 2015. This week-long conference is annually attended by over 28,000 security professionals, making it the leading information security event in the world. Those attending will be able to meet Acunetix security experts face-to-face and find out what effective web vulnerability detection can do for […]

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Acunetix deliver talk to OWASP Charlotte Chapter

This Thursday 12 March, Acunetix Technical and QA Engineer Ian Muscat will be delivering a talk to the OWASP Charlotte Chapter. The focus of his talk will be on automated dynamic web application security testing, which is naturally his area of expertise. The talk will explore various techniques employed by dynamic scanners in order to […]

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FREAK first major SSL bug for 2015

If anyone thought that big bugs would end with (a disastrous) 2014, 2015 looks as though it will also cause network admins to fret. The first in the series of BIG bugs for 2015 has just been uncovered. Nicknamed FREAK, this vulnerability breaks SSL, allowing man in the middle attacks, drastically reducing the use of […]

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Scanning vs Pen Testing

For those intent on having top notch security measures in place, the question shouldn’t really be ‘automatic or manual pen testing?’ but rather ‘how much of each?’ A web application scanner, used to identify security vulnerabilities in your web applications does not replace an experienced penetration tester, rather it’s a valuable tool in their arsenal […]

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