Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 Now BETA 2

As the BETA program for Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner 8 keeps gaining momentum, all the great feedback received from our BETA participants has helped us achieve the BETA 2 milestone. This brings a significant number of improvements to WVS 8, including new usability features, component enhancements, and a series of bug-fixes.

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Good Web Security Tools and Why They Matter

Like chemists, carpenters and doctors, those of us working in IT need good tools if we’re expected to do a good job. When dealing with application security, good security testing tools will always set the professionals apart from the amateurs. In fact, the quality of your tools for performing a site security audit will have […]

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Update Your Site to WordPress 3.3 'Sonny'

Hello WordPress 3.3! The legendary Content Management System (CMS) — or blogging platform for us mortals — has been given a slick update, code-named ‘Sonny’ after the late jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt. WordPress 3.3 is now available us an automatic update through your WordPress dashboard, or as a separate download from the official WordPress site. […]

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Quantifying the Website Security Problem

The research is out and I can hear the journalist and editorial proclamations now: Website security flaws on the rise! Website malware getting the best of bloggers Website security being undermined by software quality Before you know it, the IT vendor marketing teams have climbed aboard the bandwagon and suddenly it feels as if the […]

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Weak WordPress Directory Permissions Can Be Exploited On Your Site

If a directory is not configured with the correct permissions, an intruder can upload and execute malicious files and modify critical files which can compromise your WordPress security. Eventually, the malicious user can gain full control over your web server which can lead to other serious security issues like loss of sensitive information, complete website disruption, […]

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Why You Need Intruder Lockout

It’s a very predictable web security flaw — in fact, it’s something I find in the majority of my web security assessments: the lack of intruder lockout on login pages. I know, with all the SQL injection and cross-site scripting present on the web, the lack of intruder lockout on web login pages seems a […]

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What can I do if I find an error or problem in Acunetix?

Every Acunetix build released passes through a series of usability and quality assurance tests before being released to the public. However, certain setups and scenarios can produce unexpected results. If you encounter any strange or incorrect functionality, and you think it is something that we can fix or look into, please let our Support Team know […]

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