htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions

According to Apache documentation: .htaccess files (or “distributed configuration files”) provide a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to that directory, and all subdirectories thereof. Many PHP web applications use .htaccess files to restrict […]

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Reuters.com WordPress hacked. False Syria blog posts posted

On Friday 3rd August 2012 Reuters.com announced that it was a victim of a hack attack. Reuters.com blogging platform (WordPress) was compromised and attackers posted several fake news articles that were attributed to its reporters. Parent company of Reuters.com, Thomson-Reuters said that along with the false news articles an interview with the head of the […]

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Join the Acunetix Online Community

You can interact with the Acunetix Team and with other members of the online web security community on the Acunetix Facebook Page. Our Facebook Page makes it easy to share your thoughts and comments about the latest web security news, Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, or to ask the community for any help. As of today […]

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The Consequences of Having a Hacked Website

Cybercrimes are at an all time high, with hackers and identity thieves making a living from selling private or corporate data. If you have a hacked website, it can have far reaching repercussions especially if your website databases include your customers’ private and confidential information, such as their email addresses and credit card details. It […]

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