Tomasz Andrzej Nidecki, Author at Security Boulevard
5 Major Benefits of Early Security Testing

5 Major Benefits of Early Security Testing

It is no secret that early security testing is beneficial. However, do you know how advantageous it is and what are the potential consequences of the lack of early testing? Here are 5 top benefits of early security testing along with the risks of late... Read more The post 5 ... Read More
How to Defend against Recent Attacks on Microsoft Exchange

How to Defend against Recent Attacks on Microsoft Exchange

The latest update of Acunetix Premium introduces a check for the primary Microsoft Exchange vulnerability that enables currently ongoing attacks. Microsoft warns against an organized criminal group known as Hafnium performing mass attacks against government and private entities, primarily in the United States. Initial reports... Read more The post How ... Read More
World Software Giant Selects Acunetix DAST+IAST for SDLC Testing

World Software Giant Selects Acunetix DAST+IAST for SDLC Testing

It is a common myth that early testing in the SDLC should be based on SAST and passive IAST tools. This myth has been repeated often by sources that do not follow the developments of web application security and are unaware of the evolution of... Read more The post World ... Read More
Frequently Asked Questions about Acunetix

Frequently Asked Questions about Acunetix

Will Acunetix remove vulnerabilities from my web application just as my antivirus does? Web application security vulnerabilities are very different from malware. They are programming bugs – introduced by the application creators themselves, not by malicious parties. Therefore, the only way to remove them is... Read more The post Frequently ... Read More
WAF Security – Getting the Most out of Your Web Application Firewall

WAF Security – Getting the Most out of Your Web Application Firewall

Web application firewalls (WAFs) are one of many web application security solutions at your disposal. Unfortunately, buyers often don’t understand their purpose and treat them as a direct replacement for other classes of tools, for example, web vulnerability scanners such as Acunetix. The two classes... Read more The post WAF ... Read More
Vulnerability Scanning Tools – Why Not Open-Source?

Vulnerability Scanning Tools – Why Not Open-Source?

With the immense popularity of open-source software such as Linux, WordPress, or Magento, you might wonder why the situation is so different in the world of web application security. Let’s try to compare open-source vulnerability scanners with commercial solutions and it will soon be clear... Read more The post Vulnerability ... Read More
The Acunetix REST API

The Acunetix REST API

In addition to the user-friendly Acunetix user interface, all Acunetix functionality is also available through a built-in REST API. The REST API is available immediately upon installation and requires no configuration at all. All you need to do is open the Acunetix GUI to get... Read more The post The ... Read More
Web API Security with Acunetix

Web API Security with Acunetix

It’s no secret – application programming interfaces are everywhere. Many complex web applications are based on microservices, which use APIs to work with one another. Mobile apps and IoT devices also use APIs to communicate with their back-ends. Not to mention that almost every online... Read more The post Web ... Read More
Why Developers Shun Security and What You Can Do about It

Why Developers Shun Security and What You Can Do about It

The Linux Foundation and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard recently released a Report on the 2020 Free/Open-Source Software Contributor Survey. One of the primary conclusions of this report was the fact that free/open-source software developers often have a very negative approach to security.... Read more The post Why ... Read More
5 Common Web Application Security Sales Pitches

5 Common Web Application Security Sales Pitches

The world of IT security is very complex. There are few people who understand it. Security vendors take advantage of this and often try to sell their products and services by using pitches. Here are some common examples related to web application security. “Our Tool... Read more The post 5 ... Read More