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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 ... [+]


FAQ: Is it possible to have different scan settings templates?

In version 8 of WVS, it is possible to save the settings used to scan a website as a template. It is possible to have as many scan settings templates as you like, and they can all be recalled on … [+]

FAQ: How can I scan multiple websites with Acunetix WVS?

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner provides the functionality to scan multiple websites at the same time through the web-based Acunetix WVS scheduler. The Acunetix Scheduler will run a new WVS instance for each website scheduled to be scanned. The number of … [+]

Why does Acunetix write 'connection was terminated by host' in the error log?

“Connection was terminated by host” indicates that the remote server being scanned is closing the connections being sent to it from Acunetix WVS.  There are several reasons why this might happen, but typically it is encountered when the server cannot handle … [+]

Why does Acunetix WVS detect site pages that don't exist?

Why does Acunetix WVS detect site pages that don't exist?

Some websites are designed to use custom 404 error pages instead of a web browser’s standard error page because they can be branded and made to contain useful links to other important pages. If your website uses custom 404 error … [+]

Why did Acunetix WVS display a message window stating that URL rewrite was detected during a scan?

URL rewrite (ex. mod_rewrite) is a common technology which is enabled on a web server to change the format of the URL being requested on the fly, for search engine crawling purposes. Common example: http://testasp.vulnweb.com/showthread.asp?id=1 can be rewritten automatically into: … [+]

How can I define my own URL rewrite rules?

When used by a website, URL rewrite rules need to be defined in Acunetix WVS to instruct the Crawler on how to recognize rewritten URLs, otherwise some URLs will be misinterpreted as directories — which will result in an incorrect … [+]

Can I configure Acunetix WVS to crawl a website in a pre-defined way?

While scanning certain web applications, you might need to configure Acunetix WVS to crawl a web page — such as a shopping cart — in a predefined way.  To do so, you need to record a login sequence using the … [+]

How can I integrate Acunetix WVS with another third party application?

Acunetix WVS offer command-line support, which provides similar functionality and is an easy way to integrate Acunetix WVS with other third party applications. If you wish to run the Acunetix WVS console application then you can run ‘wvs_console.exe’ from the … [+]

Why isn't my website's web technology listed in the scan wizard?

Why isn't my website's web technology listed in the scan wizard?

Acunetix WVS is designed to perform a web security scan by using a web application as an exploitable front-end, through which it can make contact with a web server. This approach ensures that WVS does not rely on specific compatible … [+]

VIDEO: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 - What's New?

VIDEO: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 – What’s New?

This brief presentation highlights the new exciting features of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 8. We look forward to your comments. … [+]