What is Cross-site Request Forgery?

Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF), XSRF, or Sea surf refers to an attack against authenticated web applications using Cookies wherein an attacker is able to trick a victim into making a request the victim did not intend to make. Therefore, with CSRF an attacker abuses the trust a web application has with a victim’s browser. Cross-site […]

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Chunghwa Telecom secures over 100 websites with Acunetix

Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company, with over 12,000 employees and 100 websites, has been using Acunetix since 2009 to protect both their internal critical websites and customer systems. After analysing both HP Webinspect and IBM AppScan, Chunghwa Telecom found Acunetix to be best suited for their application scenario, both in terms of […]

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Acunetix Vulnerability Testing Report 2017

Each year the Acunetix Team compiles a report based on data from Acunetix Online. This third Vulnerability Testing Report contains data and analysis of vulnerabilities detected by Acunetix throughout the period of March 2016 to March 2017, illustrating the state of security of web applications and network perimeters. With Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities found on […]

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The Acunetix Asian Road Trip

Acunetix Regional Sales Executive for Asia, Jean-Michel Azzopardi, recently returned from a road trip to China, Taiwan and India where he met up with a number of partners and prospective customers. The recent rollout of Acunetix v11 also set a precedent for new licensing models to be introduced into the market. Selected partners were trained […]

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Simple to use security scan in the cloud – Video

Security breaches are the most common issues that company IT departments in all sectors look out for. Companies are taking extensive measures to address threats and create value by running their software in the cloud (63% according to a 2016 PWC report). Performing a regular security scan of a company’s website and perimeter network assets […]

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How many users can be created in Acunetix?

Acunetix Online is a multi-user system. The first account that is created is the main admin account, also referred to as the root account. This main admin account can create additional users, giving a role to each user account and configuring which Scan Targets can be scanned or reported on. More information on creating and […]

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Vulnerability Classification in Acunetix

The way most people think about vulnerabilities is usually in terms of severity — which is why Acunetix defaults to using a straight-forward, color-coded ‘high’, ‘medium’, ‘low’ severity rating for the vulnerabilities it finds. However, Acunetix also provides other vulnerability classifications which may prove useful in situations where additional vulnerability classification information is required. The […]

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