Analysis of an Intrusion: DOS Attack

What is DOS? Denial of Service (DOS) attacks are a type of malicious activity aimed at disrupting the availability of a server or service so it can no longer deliver its functionality. Such attacks are motivated either politically (e.g. rival countries or rival parties), financially (e.g. to incapacitate a competitor), in protest (e.g. by activists […]

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Acunetix WVS v9.5 Build 20140602 – New Security Tests

Each Acunetix WVS update generally includes new vulnerability tests or an improvement to existing checks. This post summarizes the new security tests added in the latest Acunetix WVS update. Cross Domain Data Hijacking A website is vulnerable if an attacker can create/upload a malicious Flash (SWF) file or control the top part of any page. Acunetix WVS includes […]

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Acunetix and ComGuard Renew Partnership

London, June 3 2014 – Acunetix, a global leader in web application security scanning has announced its renewed partnership with ComGuard, a leading value-added distributor for Networking and IT Security Products in the MENA Region. This collaboration will continue to allow organizations of all sizes, as well as security professionals in the region, to benefit from Acunetix’s advanced crawling […]

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Acunetix WVS v9.5 build 20140602 includes new vulnerability checks for popular web applications and platforms

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 9.5, build 20140602, identifies new vulnerabilities in Google Web Toolkit™, Joomla!, Parallels Plesk, nginx, and a number of WordPress plugins including the popular All in One SEO plugin. The following is the full list of updates included in this release. New Functionality Added a check for Open Flash Chart ‘ofc_upload_image.php’ […]

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Acunetix to be Showcased at SC Congress Toronto

Acunetix will be exhibited at this year’s SC Congress in Toronto, Canada. The event will be held at the Metro Convention Centre in the North Building, on the 17th and 18th of June. Click here to register for Canada’s premier information security conference and expo which will bring industry professionals and the latest security solutions […]

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Getting Back to Basics with Web Security

It’s usually the simple things in life that create the most problems – we’ve all learned this universal law the hard way. Be it slick tires when driving in the rain, that extra decimal point when doing our taxes, or a bad Ethernet patch cable that’s discovered after hours of computer troubleshooting, it seems that […]

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Patching Servers is Not Enough

Patches and vulnerabilities Patches are pieces of code designed to fix ‘bugs’, enable additional functionality or address security flaws in operating systems and applications. Timely installation of patches on web servers and applications is generally recognized as critical to the success of website availability and security, especially considering the speed at which exploits are discovered. […]

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Drop by the Acunetix Stand at OWASP AppSec EU 2014

Acunetix will be sponsoring and exhibiting at this year’s OWASP AppSec EU. The event will be held from 23rd till 26th June at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus in the United Kingdom. OWASP is an open-source application security organization made up of security professionals from around the world. OWASP is the global standards body for […]

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