The road to glory, from XSS to Root on apache.org

On the 9th of April 2010, Apache.org infrastructure suffered a direct and targeted attack on the server hosting the Apache issue-tracking software, Atlassian JIRA.  This is the second major compromise the Apache Software Foundation suffered in less than a year, when last August, the main Apache Foundation website was also hacked. The attackers crafted an […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20100407 released

An updated build of Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released.  This build includes a number of bug fixes Bug Fixes: Fixed: Login Sequence Recorder was not using client certificates when recording a login sequence Fixed: Login Sequence Recorder was not using the configured User Agent string Fixed: HTTP Sniffer was not handling some specific […]

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Fighting Web flaws is futile

Do you ever find yourself driving down the road in an unfamiliar place and you get that gut feeling that you’re headed in the wrong direction? Well, I feel that’s exactly where we are with application security – heading in the wrong direction. First off, with application security, most things are reactive: “Let’s just get […]

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Malware Survey Data – Customer Perspective

One big thing that is missing from this industry is empirical trend data that supports the TRUE risks and costs associated with hacking and malware infections. To date, we’ve written quite alot about customer-specific impacts when they are infected… The ‘results’ run the gambit of 1000’s of dollars of losses over time, loss of SEO […]

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The top Web vulnerability we face

I recently took some time off which gave me the opportunity to clear my head and think about some of the big issues we’re facing with Internet security. I thought if I had to pick one thing, what would be the greatest Web vulnerability out there? Then, of course, my over-analytical mind kicked in and […]

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Q & A: Google Hacking

Question and Answer on Help Net Security; Google Hacking with Robert Abela, Acunetix Technical Manager.  In this intervie we discuss: The importance of Google for security research What kind of information about a target a penetration can find out by using Google Tips to those that want to use Google for Information gathering Advise to […]

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