FAQ: What additional features does Acunetix WVS include?

The following features complete the Acunetix WVS scanning arsenal: Innovative AcuSensor technology Web server configuration detection Web server security scan (Port Scanner) against services such as DNS, SSH etc Dictionary (brute force) attacker to test password strength of login pages or HTTP authentication Report Generator to create professional and regulatory compliance reports specifying detected vulnerabilities […]

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FAQ: How does Acunetix reduce false positives?

Acunetix WVS is a heuristic scanner and not a signature based scanner, which by design is an efficient way of reducing false positives. With the introduction of AcuSensor Technology, false positive reporting has been drastically reduced because vulnerability detection is no longer based on just the error messages returned from the server or web application, but also […]

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FAQ: How is ‘Setup in session and out of session detection’ used in the Login Sequence Recorder?

When recoding a login sequence, the crawler needs to be configured to automatically identify if a web application’s logged in session (navigation of a password protected area) is still valid or not.  This is an important step when recording a new login sequence. With the ‘in session’ OR ‘out of session’ values configured, the crawler is […]

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FAQ: I’m worried that a live directory or file might be risky to scan in realtime. What can I do?

Acunetix WVS features a directory and file filter which allows you to safely exclude specific URLs or directories from the scan. To create a directory filter: In the Tools Explorer, click ‘Configuration’ and then click ‘Settings’ in the main panel. In the Application Settings panel, click ‘Directory and File Filters’. Use the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ […]

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FAQ: How does the file type filtering system work?

Acunetix WVS can safely ignore certain file types which cannot be exploited by a hacker, and therefore cannot be considered as vulnerable. By ignoring these files types a scan will take less time to complete, and will be more efficient in its test executions. The file extension filter in the Acunetix WVS settings already contains […]

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