Acunetix WVS takes first place in black box web vulnerability scanners comparison

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner placed first in a paper released by Adam Doup´e, Marco Cova, and Giovanni Vigna from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  In the paper “Why Johnny Can’t Pentest: An Analysis of Black-box Web Vulnerability Scanners”, the authors compared the capalities of eleven black box web security scanners (both commercial and open […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20100407 released

An updated build of Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released.  This build includes a number of bug fixes Bug Fixes: Fixed: Login Sequence Recorder was not using client certificates when recording a login sequence Fixed: Login Sequence Recorder was not using the configured User Agent string Fixed: HTTP Sniffer was not handling some specific […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20100303 released

An updated build of Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released.  This build includes a new feature and new security checks, improvements and addresses a number of bug fixes. New Feature: Added new option to export results to HTTP Fuzzer New Security Checks: Test for XML External Entity Injection Test for XML Injection Improvements: Improved […]

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A brief overview of web application security

In this short video we give a brief overview of web application security. We will see; What is the difference between network security and web / web application security? Why network firewalls and network security scanners are not a website or web application security solution? Although a web application firewall will add an extra layer […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20100210 released

An updated build of Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released.  This build addresses a number of bug fixes , an updated Acunetix Firefox extension and a new security check. New Security Check: Test for Cross Site Scripting in the Referrer header Improvement: Acunetix Firefox extension now supports latest Firefox release Bug Fixes: Crawler: Html […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20100203 released

An updated build of Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released with a number of new security checks, improvements and bug fixes. New security checks: 8.3 DOS filename source code disclosure Apache Tomcat Directory Host Appbase authentication bypass vulnerability Apache Tomcat WAR File directory traversal vulnerability Apache stronghold-info enabled Apache stronghold-status enabled ColdFusion 9 Solr […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20100111 released

An updated build of Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released with a number of new security checks and bug fixes. New security checks: Test for File Upload IIS bug filename.asp;.jpg Test for WP-Forum 2.3 vulnerabilities JBoss rmi ping (network script) Bug Fixes: Bugfix: Modified forms notifications from CSA Bugfix: CSA: Workaround for window.open with […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20091215 released

An updated build for Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released with a number of improvements, bug fixes, and a number of new security checks. New security checks: JBoss BSHDeployer MBean JBoss checks from RedTeam’s paper JBoss HttpAdaptor JMXInvokerServlet JBoss Server MBean JBoss ServerInfo MBean JBoss Web Console JMX Invoker phpShop v0.8.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities Invision […]

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Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 build 20091124 released

An updated build for Acunetix WVS Version 6.5 has been released with a number of improvements, bug fixes, and most important of all, a good number of new security checks. New: New security checks of AcuSensor Technology curl_exec() url is controlled by user PHP preg_replace used on user input PHP super-globals-overwrite PHP unserialize used on […]

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