DNS (Domain Name System) is one of the many systems that keeps the Internet humming and is responsible for resolving human-readable hostnames into machine-readable IP addresses. DNS servers host what are known as zones. A DNS zone is a portion of the domain name space that is served by a DNS server, and will contain […]
Web-based attacks and malware do not just hold the cybercrime crown, but they’re on the rise — that’s according to the latest Threat Landscape Report by the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). In its sixth annual report, ENISA also reported that in 2017 attackers are increasing the complexity and sophistication of their […]
It is frequently the case within web applications that redirects are used to direct the user to a different portion of the application. A typical example would be that of an application redirecting a user to the login page when accessing a page intended for an authenticated user if they are not currently logged in. […]
Domain Fronting is a widely popular technique that is used for evading Firewalls, DPI’s and censors. Domain Fronting takes advantage of legitimate high reputation cloud providers, more specifically, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), for evasion. This technique has been commonly used in the wild to circumvent censorship or by malware for establishing a Command and Control […]
Path Traversal, or, as it is otherwise known, Directory Traversal, refers to an attack through which an attacker may trick a web application into reading and subsequently divulging the contents of files outside of the root directory of the application, or the web server. Path Traversal attacks typically manipulate web application inputs by using the […]
Insecure Deserialization is a vulnerability which occurs when untrusted data is used to abuse the logic of an application, inflict a denial of service (DoS) attack, or even execute arbitrary code upon it being deserialized. It also occupies the #8 spot in the OWASP Top 10 2017 list. In order to understand what insecure deserialization […]
After the long-winding road of discussion and deliberation, revision, disagreements and adjustments, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) are updating their venerable Top 10 list of the most critical web application security risks since 2013. This update brings with it three new entries to the list, based on data OWASP collected and analyzed. Here’s […]
The Acunetix Login Sequence Recorder can be used to test password-protected areas of your website automatically. In order to scan a form-based password protected area, you will need to make use of a Login Sequence during the scan. The Login Sequence can be configured from the Target settings page in the General tab using the […]
Acunetix includes an API which can be used to integrate Acunetix with other applications. The API allows the creation and scanning of Targets,retrieve scan results and generate Acunetix reports. Contact us to get more information, and for a copy of the Acunetix API documentation.
The scan results of a web scan includes the Site Structure identified and scanned by Acunetix. This can be accessed from the Scan Results page > Site Structure tab. Click on the folder icons to expand the site structure. Acunetix will show the vulnerabilities identified on the file or folder selected.