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  • Acunetix v11 (build 11.0.173131028) has been released. This new build introduces new vulnerability checks for CMS Made Simple, adds support for Selenium scripts as import files, and includes a good list of updates and bug fixes. Below is a full list of updates. New Features and Vulnerability Tests Added support for Selenium scripts as Target […] Read More → The post New build adds detection for CM...

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  • It’s common for terms such as cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risks to be conflated and confused. This post aims to define each term, highlight how they differ and how they are related to one-another. Cyber Threats Cyber threats, or simply, threats refer to circumstances or events with the potential to cause harm by way of […] Read More → The post Cyber Threats vs Vulnerabilities vs Risks appea...

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  • Acunetix were the proud sponsors of the 3rd Cyprus Penetration Testing Competition that took place on Sunday, October 8th at UCLan Cyprus. The event was organized by UCLan Cyprus and the University of Cyprus, under the auspices of the office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation. Mr. Petros Galides, Deputy Commissioner of Electronic […] Read More → The post Acuneti...

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  • Acunetix recently participated at it-sa 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany in partnership with VOQUZ, the Acunetix Expert Partners for Germany. While talking to visitors, VOQUZ, noted that IT compliance and data security were at the forefront of visitors’ minds, making Acunetix a fitting solution. Read More → The post it-sa 2017 Highlights appeared first on Acunetix.

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  • WordPress, the content management system powering north of 28% of websites on the Internet, is certainly no stranger to providing timely security patches to its hundreds of millions of users when security researchers report them. This time however, things took a slightly different turn — Enguerran Gillier, a security researcher discovered and disclosed a Cross-site […] Read More → The post Cross-s...

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  • emt Distribution, Acunetix distributors for Australia and New Zealand, recently exhibited at the AISA National Conference in Sydney 2017. Acunetix was showcased on Stand 21 together with Flexera and local security firm Airlock Digital. The distributors noted a diversity of attendees all eager to discuss varying security topics and challenges and an eagerness to hear […] Read More → The post Acunet...

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  • Acunetix was once again present at the 37th Gitex Technology Week, held at the Dubai World Trade Center, in partnership with regional distributors EMT Technology Distribution, between the 8th and 12th October, 2017 For 37 years, visionaries and tech pioneers have been descending on Dubai to witness first-hand the technology that has inspired generations and innovations that are […] Read More → The...

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  • Acunetix v11 (build 11.0.172901635) has been released. This new build includes new vulnerability checks for XSF Vulnerability in WordPress. Improves Joomla! and WordPress vulnerability checks, as well as and other bug fixes. Below is a full list of updates. New Features and Vulnerability Tests Added detection for XSF vulnerability in WordPress (CVE-2016-9263) Improvements Updated the […] Read More...

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  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is upon us once again. This annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity is held every year in October. NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, providing tools and […] Read More → The post Free Acunet...

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  • The following guide provides a series of recommendations for improving the security (“hardening”) of your Acunetix On Premise installation. 1. Update to the current version It is recommended that you always run the latest version of Acunetix. Additionally, Acunetix periodically publishes updates, which may include fixes for known security vulnerabilities. By default Acunetix is set […] Read More →...

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  • Acunetix v11 (build 11.0.172641450) has been released. This new build includes new vulnerability checks for Apache Struts and nginx. It also improves the detection of Blind SQL Injection and Remote File Inclusion XSS and improves support for large JavaScript files. Below is a full list of updates. New Features and Vulnerability Tests Added detection for […] Read More → The post New build checks fo...

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  • RESTful (or simply, REST) APIs and web services are continually becoming a core part of modern web applications thanks to the simplicity, scalability and flexibility they provide. Security vulnerabilities in REST APIs expose the same risks as traditional websites and web-applications, however, some characteristics of REST APIs make it challenging for automated web security scanners […] Read More →...

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  • Acunetix will be exhibiting at it-sa 2017 security expo and congress for the third year running, in partnership with VOQUZ. it-sa is the only IT security exhibition in the German-speaking region and one of the most important worldwide events. The expo is being held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre from 10 – 12 October 2017. […] Read More → The post Visit us at it-sa 2017 appeared first on Acunet...

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  • On 19th September 2017, DotForce Srl will be hosting GDPR meeting in Rome, aimed at the best IT Security Systems Integrators and Managed Service Providers operating in the Italian market. The Challenge It is widely recognized among privacy professionals, that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant privacy legislation in decades. GDPR awareness […] Re...

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  • Come join us at Cyber Security Europe 2017 at the Excel London on the 4th and 5th October. Cyber Security Europe at IP EXPO Europe offers invaluable security insight for both IT managers and security specialists. Hear from the experts how you can build stronger defences against cyber-attacks, and recover more quickly if your systems are […] Read More → The post Acunetix is exhibiting at IP Expo Eu...

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  • For anyone new to the alphabet soup of application security industry lingo, fear not, it’s easy to wrap one’s head around. DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) is a black-box security testing methodology in which an application is tested from the outside in by examining an application in its running state and trying to attack it […] Read More → The post DAST vs SAST: A Case for Dynamic Appl...

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  • The Acunetix Multi-engine setup is suitable for Enterprise customers who need to scan more than 10 websites or web applications simultaneously. This can be achieved using multiple Acunetix scanning engines by installing one Main Installation and multiple Scanning Engines, all managed from a central console. An Acunetix Enterprise Multi-Engine license is required for such setups […] Read More → The...

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  • Acunetix v11 (build 11.0.172351036) has been released. This new build includes new vulnerability checks in Apache Struts 2, Atlassian Confluence and moment.js. It improves on the database backup file detection, jquery version fingerprint and introduces the new Multi-engine feature. New Features and Vulnerability Tests Detection of Apache Struts 2 Showcase RCE (CVE-2017-9791) Check for .hgignore […...

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  • Many information security professionals are familiar with the terms ”‘vulnerability assessment” and “penetration testing” (“pentest” for short). Unfortunately, in many cases, these two terms are incorrectly used interchangeably. This post aims to clarify differences between vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, demonstrate that both are integral components of a well-rounded vulnerabili...

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  • Black-box security testing refers to a method of software security testing in which the security controls, defences and design of an application are tested from the outside-in, with little or no prior knowledge of the application’s internal workings. Essentially, black-box security testing takes an approach similar to that of a real attacker. Since black-box security […] Read More → The post What ...

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  • In most TLS handshakes, the client authenticates the server, therefore, the client knows that the server is who it says it is, but the server doesn’t know much about the client. In most cases, this is fine — authentication via credentials is enough in many cases, however, some web applications require that the client also […] Read More → The post Using Client Certificates in Acunetix appeared firs...

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  • While Acunetix provides us with a realtime dashboard and scan results, sometimes, you may simply want to be notified when an event that requires your attention occurs, for example, when a scan completes. In Acunetix On Premise, you’ll need to configure an SMTP server that will be used to deliver these notifications. Note – In […] Read More → The post How to enable Email Notifications in Acunetix O...

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  • On 13th June 2017, Acunetix Distributors for Italy – DotForce Srl, organised a partner event at the Chamber of Commerce (Camera di Commercio) in Milan, overlooking the magnificent Duomo. Over sixty of Italy’s best IT Security System Integrators and Managed Service Providers attended the DotForce GDPR Partner Meeting to learn more about Acunetix and security […] Read More → The post Acunetix featur...

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  • Issue trackers such as Atlassian JIRA, GitHub and Microsoft TFS powerful and essential tools in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of almost any software project. They help development teams streamline collaboration and manage their work without getting lost in an endless stream of emails and PDF reports. It is therefore a logical next-step to […] Read More → The post Issue Tracker Integra...

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  • The previous articles in this series have touched upon in-band XML External Entity (XXE), that is when an attacker can send a request with an XXE payload and get a response back from the web application containing some data. However, this is often not the case. There are many situations whereby an attacker can send […] Read More → The post Out-of-band XML External Entity (OOB-XXE) appeared first o...

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  • Part 2 in the series on XML External Entity (XXE) explores the limitations and workarounds. XML External Entity (XXE) is a very convenient vulnerability for an attacker to exploit, however, there are cases where obtaining certain files may be difficult. The following is one such example. Request Response POST http://example.com/xml HTTP/1.1

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  • Ms. Angel Rajan and Dr. Emre Erturk from the Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, recently published a paper entitled “Web Vulnerability Scanners: Case Study”. The case study analyses the benefits of using of an automated web vulnerability scanning solution like Acunetix, to do away with some of the tedious, time consuming tasks […] Read More → The post Eastern Institute of T...

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  •   Help Net Security, an independent site, focused on information security, reviewed Acunetix v.11. This was not the first time the team behind Help Net Security analysed Acunetix, the first time being back in 2009. Since the review of v.6.5, the product has come a very long way, Berislav Kucan, Director of Operations at HNS […] Read More → The post Help Net Security reviews Acunetix v11 appeared f...

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