Acunetix WVS 8 Released Candidate Now Available!

We are pleased to announce a Release Candidate (RC) of the much-awaited Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, version 8. This build fixes issues that were reported during the Beta stages of development and also adds a number of improvements which boost the accuracy of checks and make the scanning process even more intuitive and user friendly. […]

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To Validate or Not, Is That the Question?

Recently, a project manager I work with asked me if I had manually validated a set of security flaws I uncovered during a web security assessment. The flaws in question were related to the server host and not the actual Web application. I actually had not manually validated every single finding in that regard. I […]

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What Does Having a Hacked Website Mean?

When someone hacks a website, what are they trying to accomplish? Some just do it for fun while others have more dangerous things in mind and even worse, financial interests. Some hackers like to show off and will maybe replace your home page with a huge announcement that says your site has been defaced. Not […]

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WordPress Version 3.3.1 released

A new version of WordPress is available for download. WordPress version 3.3.1 includes a fix for a disclosed reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability reported by Joshua H., Hoang T., Stefan Zimmerman, Chris K and the GoDaddy team. It also includes 15 other fixes for several other bugs. Even though the reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability is hard […]

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Securing FTP Running on Your Web Server

I’ve had several questions from clients recently on how they can to secure FTP running on their web servers. The easy and short-sighted response would be “Are you nuts? You need to run FTP on a dedicated server!” However, looking at it from a business perspective considering things like money, politics, business process and third-party […]

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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 Now BETA 2

As the BETA program for Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 keeps gaining momentum, all the great feedback received from our BETA participants has helped us achieve the BETA 2 milestone. This brings a significant number of improvements to WVS 8, including new usability features, component enhancements, and a series of bug-fixes.

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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. In fact, the quality of your tools for performing a site security audit will have […]

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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 update through your WordPress dashboard, or as a separate download from the official WordPress site. […]

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