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Acunetix v12 – More Comprehensive More Accurate & 2x Faster

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Acunetix v12 – More Comprehensive More Accurate & 2x Faster

Acunetix, the pioneer in automated web application security software, has announced the release of Acunetix v12. This new version provides support for JavaScript ES7 to better analyse sites which rely heavily on JavaScript such as SPAs. This coupled with a new AcuSensor for Java web applications, sets Acunetix ahead of the curve in its ability to comprehensively and accurately scan all types of websites.

With v12 also comes a brand new scanning engine, re-engineered and re-written from the ground up, making Acunetix the fastest scanning engine in the industry.

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All You Need To Know About Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

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Cross-Site Request Forgery is a term you’ve properly heard in the context of web security or web hacking, but do you really know what it means? The OWASP definition is as follows: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that forces an end user to execute unwanted actions on a web application in which they’re […]

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Massive Acunetix Online Update Brings New Features & UI

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So there’s been a massive Acunetix Online update that has pushed out a brand new UI plus a whole bunch of new features and capabilities, including really powerful stuff for security professionals and organisations who take their security seriously The update has focused a lot on Usability of the UI and features for infosec pros […]

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Free Manual Pen-Testing Tools

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Not long after releasing v11 of their scanner, Acunetix has decided to deliver free manual pen-testing tools. Previously these tools were only available to paying Acunetix customers, now anyone can use them to make their manual web application testing easier. Penetration testers can make use of an HTTP Editor to modify or craft HTTP requests…

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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v11 Released

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Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v11 has just been released with lots of exciting new features and tools. The biggest change is that v11 is now integrated with Vulnerability Management features to enable your organization to comprehensively manage, prioritise and control vulnerability threats – ordered by business criticality. There are other…

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Securing MySQL Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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Today let’s talk about securing MySQL installation on Ubuntu, in this case specifically Ubuntu 16.04 LTS which was released not too long ago. So I love Ubuntu and I use it for everything, especially the LTS (Long Term Support) releases for servers. MySQL is not my best buddy, but a necessary evil many times – […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Web Shells

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So let’s talk about Web Shells, something many of us are already familiar with, but to level the field – what is a web shell? A web shell is a script that can be uploaded to a web server to enable remote administration of the machine. Infected web servers can be either Internet-facing or internal […]

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Web Application Log Forensics After a Hack

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Sites get hacked, it’s not pleasant but it happens. A critical part of it, especially in my experience, has been the web application log forensics applied directly after an attack. You can usually piece together what happened, especially if the attacker doesn’t rotate IP addresses during the attack. With a little poking around and after…

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