Acunetix, February 2016 – Joomla! sites, especially ones running older versions of the CMS or it’s modules are a ripe target for attackers. In this white paper, we detail a few measures which can be taken to address the basic security holes or malpractices that are commonly present in thousands of Joomla! web applications.
Acunetix, January 2016 – Defence in depth is a principle of adding security in layers in order to increase the security posture of a system as a whole. In other words, if an attack causes one security mechanism to fail, the other measures in place take arms to further deter and even prevent an attack.
Acunetix, February 2015 – WordPress sites are notoriously lacking when it comes to security. Be it due to an insufficient security expertise of the developer, or the use of one of the many plugins available (of which the security cannot be guaranteed). This white paper gives top tips on how to keep the WordPress application secure.
Acunetix, December 2014 – If you’re a healthcare entity in the United States, then you’ll certainly be familiar with HIPAA. This white paper deals with the most important aspects for healthcare providers, insurers and other health related entities – keeping patient information secure and to know when, how much and with who the information can be shared.
Acunetix, January 2010 – In this white paper we explain in detail how to do a complete website security audit and focus on using the right approach and tools. We describe the whole process of securing a website in an easy to read step by step format; what needs to be done prior to launching an automated website vulnerability scan up till the manual penetration testing phase.
Acunetix, May 2009 – This white paper shows how and why the widely used file upload forms are a major security threat. It also states some recommendations on how to securely code such file upload forms, and how these can be checked with Acunetix web vulnerability scanner for vulnerabilities.
Acunetix, September 2008 – This white paper shows how Acunetix AcuSensor Technology increases accuracy by combining black box scanning techniques with feedback from sensors placed inside the source code while the source code is executed.Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) with AcuSensor
Acunetix, October 2007 – This white paper examines the technology behind Web Services, how the system is made available to the user, and the way connections are made to back-end (and therefore sensitive) data. These different elements come together to make Web Services a portal for users to access data, but also provide different entry points which may be exploited for illegitimate purposes.