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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New version of Acunetix WVS is coming

I just downloaded and am eager to try out the latest from the guys at Acunetix: Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner version 6.5 beta. It seems like they just came out with version 6.0! My last post on it was only a couple of months ago.

Acunetix WVS 6.5 beta has a new feature called "file upload forms vulnerability checks" which they claim is an industry first. This is interesting because I often find vulnerabilities in upload forms but it usually requires manual analysis to uncover them. I'll be curious to see how it works and how effective it is.

WVS 6.5 also has a new login sequence recorder too...Woohoo! I say that because trying to get Web vulnerability scanners to login to Web sites (esp. forms-based ones) is probably the most difficult part of the entire process. So help is much needed - and much appreciated - in this area.

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