Mitigating extension vulnerabilities in template-based applications

There are over 43,900 official plugins available for WordPress, another 6,200 for Joomla! and 33,700 for Drupal, not to mention the countless other platforms that are freely and easily accessible. The plugins’ abilities range from adding photos for a personal website to complex development collaboration platforms. It seems there’s almost nothing that can’t be added, […]

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Tips for faster scans with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Scanning web sites and web-based applications for vulnerabilities can take a long time time to complete. The following may affect the scan time: Web server performance and response time Size of web site Back-end database speed Number of simultaneous connections by the scanner Number of vulnerability checks Acunetix server performance Slow scans can get in […]

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PwC Report Shows Cybercrime in the UK is Growing Rapidly

In the latest edition of their Global Economic Crime Survey, PricewaterhouseCoopers have announced a finding of a 20% increase in cybercrime, making it the fastest growing category of economic crime. The UK seems to be the most severely affected, with 55% of organisations being affected by some type of cybercrime, higher than the US which […]

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Acunetix wins “Best of 2016” award with Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner

Web application security solution recognized as valuable tool for SMB market LONDON, UK – March 2016 – Acunetix, a global leader in web application security testing, has beaten the competition to win the “Best of 2016” award in the IT Security category by German institution “Initiative Mittelstand”, with Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner. The award ceremony […]

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Acunetix “Web Application Security” podcast featured on HelpNetSecurity

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2016, Ian Muscat, Product Communications Manager at Acunetix, talks about web application security at large and how Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner is able to detect and report on a number of vulnerabilities in applications built on architectures such as WordPress, PHP, ASP.NET, Java Frameworks, Ruby on Rails and many others. […]

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