An Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner Scanning Profile defines which tests to launch against the target website. For example, if you wish to test a website against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, simply select the XSS Scanning Profile. You can also create a new Scanning Profile which includes specific web application vulnerability checks or modify existing scanning profiles.
If only Web application security were black and white. We could simply load our scanner without thinking anything through, enter the URL, click Scan, generate a report of issues for someone else to address and be done with it. Sadly I think some people do go about Web security this way but that’s for another […]