MySQL.com Victim of SQL Injection Attack

Introduction On 27th March 2011 a message was posted on the popular Full Disclosure mailing list exposing a recent hack against the website mysql.com. This vulnerability was apparently also reported by a hacker called TinKode, who also claims to have found a cross site scripting attack on the same web site in January. SQL Injection […]

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"Acunetix Quickly Detects a Wide Variety of Vulnerabilities"

With all the talk lately, especially in the OWASP LinkedIn forum, about the most expensive web scanners being the so-called best, Infosec Island have put the far more affordable Web Vulnerability Scanners to the test. By using two well known web applications that were purposely developed with vulnerabilities in order to facilitate web application testing and research […]

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Do you have WordPress Security? Part II

In part I of Do you have WordPress Security, we asked some vital questions relating to keeping your WordPress website and blog secure. Here is the concluding part of the article. Secure WordPress Plugins WordPress plugins are another classic example of how hackers are quickly finding inroads to people’s websites even before the authors of […]

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Do you have WordPress Security?

WordPress has become the leading Blogging platform and Content Management System (CMS) for users all over the world. Larger firms are now turning to WordPress due to the numerous benefits and features it provides. However, just like every piece of software, there are security vulnerabilities that you should watch out for. When it launched back in […]

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Has a Website Virus Infiltrated Your Site?

The internet waters aren’t safe anymore as malware and hackers prowl online businesses. Just when you think you have things ticking over nicely, bam! you have a website virus! Website viruses can show up and set you back for weeks in functionality and reputation. The worst thing about hackers is that they can attack your […]

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Acunetix to be Exhibited at the All-Energy 2011 Event

Acunetix reseller DMC Technology-Scotland will be exhibiting Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner at the All-Energy 2011 Exhibition and Conference. The event will be held at on the 18th – 20th May 2011 at the Aberdeen Pavilion, AECC., Scotland. Head over to DMC Technology-Scotland at stand AB16 to have  your questions about Acunetix answered and to also be entered into […]

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Preventing XSS Attacks

Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are amongst the most common types of attacks against web applications. XSS attacks all fall under the same category however a more detailed look at the techniques employed during XSS operations reveals a multitude of tactics that exploit a variety of attack vectors. A detailed look at XSS attacks can be […]

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Cross Site Scripting Attacks

Hackers are constantly experimenting with a wide repertoire of hacking techniques to compromise websites and web applications and make off with a treasure trove of sensitive data including credit card numbers, social security numbers and even medical records. Cross Site Scripting (also known as XSS or CSS) is generally believed to be one of the […]

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