An Introduction to Web-shells – Part 1

A web-shell is a malicious script used by an attacker with the intent to escalate and maintain persistent access on an already compromised web application. A web-shell itself cannot attack or exploit a remote vulnerability, so it is always the second step of an attack (this stage is also referred to as post-exploitation). An attacker […]

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Infosecurity Europe 2016 Highlights

The Acunetix team has returned from Olympia, London after exhibiting at the 21st edition of Infosecurity Europe which was held between 7-9 June 2016. Infosecurity is Europe’s number one information security event, featuring the largest and most comprehensive education programme, and over 315 exhibitors showcasing the most diverse range of products and services to 12,000 visitors. Acunetix General […]

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ELSACO Solutions Romania showcase Acunetix at BSDA 2016

Acunetix partners ELSACO Solutions Romania recently partnered with Acunetix to exhibit at the 6th edition of BSDA – Black Sea Defense & Aerospace in Romania. BSDA is one of the largest expos of its kind in Romania and is officially supported by the Romanian Government, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Department of Export […]

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Acunetix Launches Acunetix User Certification Test

Proficiency test targeting Acunetix Partners and Licensed Users London, UK – June 2016 – Acunetix, leaders in web application security software, have launched the Acunetix User Certification Test, a free programme designed for Partners and Licensed Users who wish to be accredited with Acunetix Certified status. Acunetix Certification will help boost Partners’ sales and credibility […]

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Acunetix to exhibit at Infosecurity Europe 2016

Acunetix is proud to once again be exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe to be held at Olympia London between 7-9 June 2016. Infosecurity Europe is the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the Information Security community. With 320+ leading vendors, service providers and thought leaders plus over 160+ hours of complimentary conference sessions. There are numerous opportunities […]

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Scanning non-public web applications with Acunetix OVS

The Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is full of challenges — developers have strict deadlines for creating functional, scalable, maintainable and testable code. What’s more, that code needs to be secure. Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner (OVS) can automatically test any Internet-facing website or web application for thousands of vulnerabilities. However, since automated security testing often […]

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Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2016

So, it’s that time of year again. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out and its time for us to take a good look and analyze their results. The cover, which is dark featuring an illuminati-style symbol and the pull out statistic of ‘89% of breaches had a financial or espionage motive’ promise some […]

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