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Infographic: Statistics About the Security Scans of 396 Open Source Web Applications

In this infographic we highlight the most common vulnerabilities that are found in open source web applications. Even though this is just a small sample of the web applications that are used on live website on the internet, these statistics give us a good overview of the real life situation, and how many websites are vulnerable to malicious hacker attacks. Read more...

Fingerprinting Off-the-Shelf Web Applications

Category: Product Docs & FAQS - Tags: security check , off the shelf sofware , open source web applications - Sun, 06 Dec 2015, by Robert Abela
Netsparker web application security scanners can automatically fingerprint popular off-the-shelf open source web applications such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla!. By fingerprinting them you are alerted if such software has any potential security flaws that could be exploited by malicious hackers. Read more...

Netsparker Web Scanner Automatically Identifies DOM XSS Vulnerability in WordPress Default Theme

Category: News - Tags: web application security , netsparker research , open source web applications , netsparker advisories - Thu, 07 May 2015, by Robert Abela
Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner was used to automatically identify a DOM based cross-site scripting vulnerability in Twenty Fifteen, a default WordPress theme since WordPress 4.1. Read how this vulnerability affects millions of WordPress websites and how you can fix it. Read more...

What Can You Learn from 87 Advisories About Web Application Vulnerabilities?

This article looks into the details of all the 87 advisories Netsparker published about SQL Injection, XSS and other vulnerabilities Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner identified in several open source web applications. It uses statistics to highlight the state of security of both open source and non open source web applications. Read more...

Are Hackers a Step Ahead? An Analysis using Web Application Vulnerabilities

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: web application security , netsparker research , open source web applications - Tue, 23 Apr 2013, by Robert Abela
In this analysis the Netsparker team used Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner to scan a number of popular open source web applications and identify vulnerabilities in them. The results are very shocking and explain why malicious hackers are always a step ahead of website owners. A vulnerability statistics infographic was also generated from the results. Read more...

XSS to Root in Apache Jira Incident

In this blog post we explain how malicious hackers hacked into the Apache Foundation web servers and gained root access. They started by exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability in a web application called Jira. We scanned Jira with Netsparker and detected all of the vulnerabilities the malicious hackers exploited and more. This incident should serve as an example to all corporations to use Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner to identify and close down web application vulnerabilities. Read more...

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