Internet Voting Trial Thwarted by Hackers

The District of Columbia recently attempted to give the opportunity to number of people who live or work overseas to be able to cast their vote remotely. To do this a secure E-Voting website costing over $300,000 was built. On Tuesday, September 28 2010 the first public trial run was launched. Thirty-six hours later the voting system was hacked by a student. It took nearly three days for D.C officials to realize that their system was compromised. The trial was immediately suspended and red-faced engineers and politicians quickly scrambled to find out how this breach could possibly have happened.

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Acunetix WVS Version 7 BETA is available!

Note: This is no longer available. Click here to download a 14-day free trial of the latest version of Acunetix. A new version of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner is available in beta, and what a version! It has been one long year of development, testing…

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Acunetix WVS helps Digicure discover web vulnerabilities

A proper web security audit is a mixture of automated and manual tests; Acunetix WVS provides a comprehensive tool for automated testing purposes and useful toolbox Digicure can use for manual penetration testing as well.  “The most impressive thing about Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner must…

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SQL Injection hits again; 168,000 personal records exposed

A hacker, who calls himself “ins3cted”, has demonstrated to Webwereld via video how by exploiting a simple SQL injection, he can retrieve 168,000 personal records from a Dutch website called Experience the OV (http://www.ervaarhetov.nl). Citizens living in the provinces of Gelderland, Overijssel and Flevoland are…

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