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More comprehensive scanning with Acunetix WVS v9.5 – Part I

May 05, 2014 - 08:15am

In these 2 articles, I will be detailing the new functionality introduced in Acunetix WVS version 9.5. An important update introduced in the new version of Acunetix WVS is full JSON and XML support. If you are scanning a web ... [+]


Good Web Security Tools and Why They Matter

Good Web Security Tools and Why They Matter

Like chemists, carpenters and doctors, those of us working in IT need good tools if we’re expected to do a good job. When dealing with application security, good security testing tools will always set the professionals apart from the amateurs. … [+]

Update Your Site to WordPress 3.3 'Sonny'

Update Your Site to WordPress 3.3 ‘Sonny’

Hello WordPress 3.3! The legendary Content Management System (CMS) — or blogging platform for us mortals — has been given a slick update, code-named ‘Sonny’ after the late jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt. WordPress 3.3 is now available us an automatic … [+]

Quantifying the Website Security Problem

Quantifying the Website Security Problem

The research is out and I can hear the journalist and editorial proclamations now: Website security flaws on the rise! Website malware getting the best of bloggers Website security being undermined by software quality Before you know it, the IT … [+]

Weak WordPress Directory Permissions Can Be Exploited On Your Site

If a directory is not configured with the correct permissions, an intruder can upload and execute malicious files and modify critical files which can compromise your WordPress security. Eventually, the malicious user can gain full control over your web server which … [+]

How can I troubleshoot AcuSensor Technology issues when scanning .NET applications?

How can I troubleshoot AcuSensor Technology issues when scanning .NET applications?

When you inject a .NET application using the Acunetix .NET AcuSensor Injector, the output of the status window should look like the screen shot below.  In this example, 8 files were injected.  In some cases, not all the files/assemblies from … [+]

What can I do if I find an error or problem in Acunetix WVS?

Every Acunetix WVS build released passes through a series of usability and quality assurance tests before being released to the public.  However, certain setups and scenarios can produce unexpected results. If you encounter any strange or incorrect WVS functionality, and … [+]

FAQ: Acunetix WVS Scan Settings templates

FAQ: Acunetix WVS Scan Settings templates

Scan Settings templates give you the ability to configure the scanner and save such configuration settings as a template for future use, instead of having to reconfigure the global scanner settings for different targets. Using Scan Settings Templates, you can … [+]

FAQ: Which Web Security Alerts are Detected by the Acunetix Crawler?

Acunetix WVS displays vulnerability alerts and threats in real-time during the whole process of the scan. Before scanning a site, WVS first crawls the website to find all available input forms/links that can be manipulated later during the scanning stage. … [+]