FAQ: How can I copy My Scanning Profiles from One Computer to Another?

An Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Scanning Profile defines which tests to launch against the target website. For example, if you wish to test a website against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, simply select the XSS Scanning Profile. You can also create a new Scanning Profile which includes specific web application vulnerability checks or modify existing scanning profiles.

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6.5 Million LinkedIn Hacked Passwords

LinkedIn, one of the biggest professional social networks, has suffered a major breach of its user password database. The attack was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by Vicente Silveira, Director at LinkedIn, and was followed by an apology to the affected LinkedIn users who now have a hacked password. A file containing nearly 6.5 million hacked […]

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How to scan for specific vulnerabilities

Both Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner and Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner provide options for selecting specific types of vulnerability checks to run against your site, such as SQL injection or Cross-Site Scripting checks. This can be done by selecting one of a number of predefined Scanning Profiles. Each Scanning Profile is a logical grouping of scripts […]

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How Can I Change My Default WordPress Admin Username?

When you install WordPress your default administrator username will be ”admin”,  unless you specify another name. By logging into your WordPress admin account you have full permissions to access the WordPress directories and dashboard, meaning that you can control your entire website. If you don’t change your default WordPress admin username, a hacker can easily break into […]

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Top 5 WordPress Issues and Vulnerabilities Exploited by Hackers

Since the end of 2004, the US National Vulnerability Database has recorded 389 types of WordPress issues and vulnerabilities. With more than 73 million websites, WordPress has become one of the most preferred exploitation destinations for hackers across the globe. While WordPress has been continuously releasing new versions that loop up the security holes, its […]

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