Tips on reducing Acunetix scan time

Select or create your own scan types To create your own custom scan type you will need to: Navigate to ‘Settings’ from the navigation menu Navigate to the ‘Scan Types’ tab Click on the ‘New’ button Specify a name for your scanning profile in the ‘Name’ field Disable or enable any checks that you want […]

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Troubleshooting tips for Apache, Part 1 – Verifying Apache HTTP Server Configuration and Version

Verify your Apache HTTP Server configuration Apache HTTP Server issues may also be a result of a misconfigured Apache httpd.conf configuration file. Going over the whole configuration file searching for typos may be a cumbersome task, but thankfully Apache provides a way to scan your httpd.conf file for any syntax errors. This can be done […]

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8 tips to secure IIS installations

You have just finished installing IIS on your Windows OS. You’re probably thinking that you can delve into the web development world and forget all about the underlying web server. After all, IIS is a Microsoft product so it should install with the right default configuration settings, right? That is far from true with IIS. […]

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Negative Impacts of Automated Vulnerability Scanners and How to Prevent them

Automated web application vulnerability scanners are constantly being used in order to automatically identify vulnerabilities such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection on web applications. Although automated vulnerability scanners have become an indispensable tool for pen-testers and security consultants, they could sometimes have a negative impact on your scan target. An automated scan damaged […]

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