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Press Releases from Acunetix (8 total)

Acunetix Launches New Revolutionary Web Application Scanning Technology

Innovative AcuSensor Technology sets new standards in Web Vulnerability Scanning London, 29 October 2008 – Acunetix (, a pioneer on web application security scanning technology, has announced the release of the cutting edge AcuSensor Technology with the launch of version 6.0 of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, taking web application scanning to a new level. Acunetix is the first and only Web Vulnerability Scanner to implement this innovative technology. AcuSensor Technology, a brainchild

The Hacking of US Department of Homeland Security’s Website Highlights Dangers

-Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner can be used to protect websites from the increasing threat of SQL injection attacks like the one on the DHS London, May 6, 2008 – Acunetix (, a pioneer on web application security scanning technology, has announced that the sophisticated SQL injection attacks recently launched on the websites of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the UK’s Civil Service and the United Nations could have been

The Free edition of Acunetix Cross Site Scripting Security Scanner reaches 50,00 …

Businesses have been quick to identify the benefits of protecting their websites from the growing threat of Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities London, UK – 29 January 2008 – Acunetix announced today that the Free Edition of its web vulnerability scanner has been downloaded more than 50,000 times since its launch in early September 2007. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) allows companies to test for cross site scripting vulnerabilities in

Acunetix puts a stop to identity theft in Universities

American Universities and Non-Profit-Organizations to benefit from a Free Website Security Audit offered by Acunetix Kirkland, Washington – January 10, 2007 – Institutions for higher education and Not-For-Profit Organizations are experiencing a surge in attempts aimed at hacking their data. The more recent known examples were perpetrated against UCLA, the University of Texas, and Mississippi State University. Acunetix, a leading vendor of web application security solutions, is offering all American Universities

Joomla! Ensures Website Security with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix WVS audits Joomla! site for SQL Injection, XSS and other vulnerabilities London, UK – 26 October, 2006 – Joomla!, an award-winning, open-source content management system, uses Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner to automatically audit its PHP-based website. Acunetix WVS scans the site for SQL injection, cross-site scripting and other vulnerabilities, thereby averting possible hacker attacks. The need for an automated security auditing tool The Joomla! Core Team Quality & Testing Working Group’s

Rivalry between media websites results in Netscape being hacked via an XSS attac …

Acunetix scans for Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities preventing website defacement London, UK – 28 July, 2006 –, an online social media website, has been hacked through a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in their recently launched news service. It is reported that the attack was launched by fans of, a competing social networking website. The hackers used the XSS vulnerability to inject their own JavaScript code into the homepage and other

Acunetix Partner with Advanced Research Technologies in Japan to Defend Against …

Partnership with popular distributor introduces Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner to Japanese Companies London, UK and Yokohama, Japan – 25th July, 2006 – Acunetix Ltd., a leading web security software company focused on helping enterprises secure their web applications, today announced a distribution agreement with Advanced Research Technologies, Inc. (ART). The agreement introduces Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner to the Japanese market. "Applications that are available via the Web can fall prey to

Web applications: a chink in your armour?

Secure your web applications against SQL injection, XSS and other vulnerabilities with Acunetix WVS 4.0 London, UK – 13 July, 2006 – Acunetix, a leading web security software company, today announced the release of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 4. This latest version provides a more comprehensive solution for enterprises wanting to detect exploitable website and web application vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting. “This release comes at a

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