acx_logo

Featured Article

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 ... [+]


FAQ: How can I prevent a scan from flooding me with Acunetix test string emails?

Apart from being an annoyance, if the problem of mass mailing has impacted your site then it could be a web application vulnerability in itself. A hacker or malicious user can perform the same steps to flood the mail system, … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 Build 20110823 released

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 Build 20110823 released

An updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 was released.  This new build (20110823) includes the new Firefox plugin which supports ireFox version 5, two new security checks and a bug fix in the automated WSDL web service … [+]

US Police Servers Breached in New Anonymous Attack

US Police Servers Breached in New Anonymous Attack

On the 31st of July 2011, the system administrator of Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing (BJM) was working on his newly upgraded servers. At exactly the same time a hacker was slowly sniffing his way through the same systems and picking up everything in his … [+]

Suggest ideas and participate in the evolution of Acunetix WVS

Since its conception in 2005, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner has provided a comprehensive set of security analysis tools to countless web designers, administrators, and consultants around the world; and has successfully protected thousands of web applications from the ever-present threat … [+]

Anonymous hack US Department of Defence - Analysis of the Attack

Anonymous hack US Department of Defence – Analysis of the Attack

On the 12th of July 2011, Booz Allen Hamilton the largest U.S. military defence contractor admitted that they had just suffered a very serious security breach, at the hands of hacktivist group AntiSec. Operation Anti-Security (AntiSec) is a hacking operation, carried out … [+]

VIDEO: SQL Injection tutorial

VIDEO: SQL Injection tutorial

SQL Injection is perhaps one of the most common application layer attack techniques used today, mainly used by malicious users to steal data from organizations. It is a type of attack that takes advantage of improper coding of your web … [+]

Properly Scoping your Web Security Assessments

Properly Scoping your Web Security Assessments

I’ve heard experts in time management say that one minute of planning can save you five minutes in execution. This applies to so many things we do in IT and information security but I can’t think of anything more important … [+]

Hackers Slurp over a million user accounts from Washington Post

Hackers Slurp over a million user accounts from Washington Post

  The Washington Post website has been hit with a double security breach. Hackers have made off with around 1.3 million user IDs and email address from the “Jobs” section of the site. The attackers were able to gain access … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 Build 20110711 Released

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 Build 20110711 Released

An updated build of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 7 was released.  This new build (20110711) features improved Cross-Site scripting (XSS) web security checks, an improved crawler, better web 2.0 support and a number of bug fixes. … [+]