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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Troubleshooting tips for Apache, Part 1 – Verifying Apache HTTP Server Configuration and Version

Verify your Apache HTTP Server configuration Apache HTTP Server issues may also be a result of a misconfigured Apache httpd.conf configuration file. Going over the whole configuration file searching for typos may be a cumbersome task, but thankfully Apache provides a way to scan your httpd.conf file for any syntax errors. This can be done […]

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