The importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated, especially in our digital age, where information flows seamlessly across networks and systems. As technology advances, there has been a rise in cyber-attacks by cybercriminals who exploit vulnerabilities for financial gain, espionage, or simple malicious intent. Amidst this evolving cyber threat landscape, penetration testing has emerged as an
We’ve previously talked about the importance of web vulnerability scanners. We’ve also touched on some of the services Acunetix offers. But how does Acunetix compares with other web vulnerability scanners out there? Here’s a closer look.
If you are choosing a web security scanner for the first time, or are having trouble getting the most out of Open Web Application Security Project ZED Attack Proxy (OWASP ZAP), here is why you should consider Acunetix as an alternative.
Imagine the following situation. You work as a security manager for a company that owns the website www.example.com. One day, your sales department receives an email from an unknown individual. The sales department forwards it to you. The email has the following content:
Session IDs are a tasty treat for malicious hackers. Once an attacker gets their hands on a session ID, they can get unauthorized access to a web application and fully impersonate a valid user. In general, there are three primary methods to obtain a valid session ID:
Cross-site scripting or better known as XSS is a type of injection attack. This is where malicious scripts are injected into otherwise legitimate and trusted websites. Attackers use XSS to trick unsuspecting users. These forms of attacks come through to the user as web browsers can fail to identify malicious scripts. Particularly if they are from a seemingly trusted source. Usually, these attacks could access cookies, session tokens, or other browser-related sensitive information.
As the term suggests, a vulnerability assessment is a process of identifying and classifying a system’s vulnerabilities. This includes assessing anything from computer systems to network infrastructure. The goal of a vulnerability assessment is to inform the relevant party about the threats to its systems and potential prevention measures.