Acunetix WVS Update 20130308 – New Security Tests

Apart from the usual bug fixes / new functionality, each Acunetix WVS update generally includes new vulnerability tests or an improvement to existing checks. In this post, I would like to summarize the new security tests added in the latest Acunetix WVS update. Unicode Transformation Issues This new security test is looking for issues that […]

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Unable to Download Error Whilst Trying to Update Acunetix WVS

Symptoms When trying to update the latest build from Acunetix WVS, you encounter the following error: Unable to download http://www.acunetix.com/download/ fullver8/2013_03_08_01_webvulnscan8.exe. Try again later. More Information Acunetix has recently changed its update mechanism to a new and secure product download system. This update has been implemented in build 20130205. Starting from 8 March 2013, old […]

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Finding Broken Links Using Acunetix WVS

Acunetix WVS has the ability to discover links to pages that do not exist. In a world where sites are updated on a daily basis, it is quite easy to remove a page and forget to amend all links which refer to it resulting in what are known as broken links. Besides being deemed as […]

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Logical and Technical Vulnerabilities – What they are and how can they be detected?

Web vulnerabilities can be split into two distinct groups; Technical Vulnerabilities and Logical Vulnerabilities. Technical vulnerabilities can be found by using automated processes, such as scanning a website with a web vulnerability scanner. On the other hand, logical vulnerabilities can only be detected manually. This article explains the difference between technical and logical web vulnerabilities […]

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Improving WordPress Security

It is well known that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the World Wide Web. Developed with PHP, and powered by mySQL databases, WordPress is used by an astonishing 8.5% of all websites. Web delivered malware and website cracking are becoming increasingly common. With such a large percentage of web content […]

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Acunetix Partner Intouch World to Participate in the Jailbreak Session at Nullcon Goa

International Security Conference Begins 27 February Acunetix partner Intouch World, a multi service, professional IT consulting organization based in Bangalore, India, will participate in the Jailbreak Session at Nullcon Goa 2013. Nullcon Goa is an international security conference for CXOs, Security Researchers, IT Professionals and Senior Management. It’s a collaborative environment for the presentation and […]

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