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Securing MySQL Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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

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

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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Defence In Depth For Web Applications

Defence in depth for web applications is something that not many companies apply even though the model itself is nothing new. Defence in depth refers to applying security controls across multiple layers, typically Data, Application, Host, Internal Network, Perimeter, Physical + Policies/Procedures/Awareness. Defence in depth is a principle of adding security in layers in order […]

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13 WordPress Security Tips From Acunetix

WordPress has a pretty poor reputation when it comes to security, so here are some WordPress security tips from Acunetix. The WordPress security perception is mostly unfounded sadly, as core WordPress is pretty secure – as long as it’s updated. The same goes for plug-ins and themes, if poorly maintained they are an easy ingress […]

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Acunetix WVS 10 Released – Keeping Your Website Secure just got Easier

Acunetix WVS 10 Released Acunetix, the pioneer in automated web application security software, has announced the release of version 10 of its Vulnerability Scanner. New features are designed to prevent the risk of hacking for all customers; from small businesses up to large enterprises, including WordPress users, web application developers and pen testers. With the […]

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Double For Your Money With Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner

Acunetix have announced that they are extending their current free offering of the network security scan, part of their cloud-based web and network vulnerability scanner. Those signing up for a trial of the online version of Acunetix vulnerability scanner will now be able to scan their perimeter servers for network security issues on up to […]

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Acunetix Clamps Down On Costly Website Security With Online Solution

As cyber security continues to hit the headlines, even smaller companies can expect to be subject to scrutiny and therefore securing their website is more important than ever. In response to this, Acunetix are offering the online edition of their vulnerability scanner at a new lower entry price. This new option allows consumers to opt […]

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Acunetix OVS Review (Online Vulnerability Scanner)

Introduction It’s been a while since we’ve looked at any Acunetix products in depth, they’ve always had a solid Web Vulnerability Scanner as we found in our reviews of Acunetix WVS 6 and Acunetix WVS 7. Version 9.5 of the Web Vulnerability Scanner was released earlier this year and late last year Acunetix also announced […]

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Don’t Get Hacked – Have A Free Acunetix Security Scan

The recent Heartbleed vulnerability has highlighted the urgent need for more network level security scanning. In view of this, Acunetix has announced that it will be offering 10,000 users a Free Acunetix Security Scan with the Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner (OVS) in a bid to make it easier for businesses to take control of their […]

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