Identify the Heartbleed Bug with Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

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The Aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug

April 17, 2014 - 09:34am

The Heartbleed bug, a security flaw in the popular OpenSSL library used for data encryption, has taken the web security world by storm, and the victim toll has started to rise. The first reported victims include the Canada Revenue Agency ... [+]


Top 10 Insider Threats and How to Protect Yourself

Top 10 Insider Threats and How to Protect Yourself

The Edward Snowden incident highlights the dangers that an organization could be exposed to due to insiders with ill intent. You know; the very people you’ve entrusted with the organization’s well-being and have assumed to this point that everything they … [+]

Website hacking attempts are no longer restricted to elite criminals

Website hacking! No longer the domain of elite cybercriminals

Many years ago it used to be that most website hacking attempts were launched by sophisticated cybercriminals, or at the very least highly talented amateurs using complex methods and tools. While this meant such attacks could be more difficult to … [+]

VIDEO: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner V9 - What's New?

VIDEO: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner V9 – What’s New?

This brief presentation highlights the new exciting features of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Version 9. We look forward to your comments. … [+]

Server Side Request Forgery Vulnerability

Server Side Request Forgery Vulnerability

What is Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF)? Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) is a vulnerability that appears when an attacker has the ability to create requests from the vulnerable server. Usually, Server Side Request Forgery (SSRF) attacks target internal systems … [+]

Automated Detection of Host Header Attacks

Automated Detection of Host Header Attacks

Automated scanning for certain classes of vulnerabilities is now possible with AcuMonitor, a service available for Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 9. One of these new classes of vulnerabilities is Host Header attacks. To display the contents of a website, … [+]

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Announces Full HTML5 Support

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Announces Full HTML5 Support

As new technologies bring new security risks to light, Acunetix steps up to the challenge with the most comprehensive crawling and scanning technology in the market yet. MALTA, 15 August 2013 – Acunetix today announced the 9th release of its award-winning Web Vulnerability … [+]

Detect Email Header Injection Vulnerabilities with Acunetix WVS v9

Email Header Injection Web Vulnerability

What is Email Header Injection? Email Header Injection is a web security vulnerability exploited by spammers to send email anonymously. It occurs in web applications that do not properly sanitize user input when preparing and sending email messages. Email Header … [+]

XML External Entity (XXE) Vulnerabilities

XML External Entity (XXE) Vulnerabilities

The XML standard defines a concept of an external general parsed entity (also shortened to external entity) that can access local or remote content via a declared system identifier. During XML parsing, the XML processor will replace such entities with … [+]

DOM-based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Explained

What is DOM XSS? In order to understand DOM XSS, we need to describe a bit what DOM is, and why is it relevant to this context. The Document Object Model is a convention for representing and working with objects … [+]