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Joomla! Uses Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner

Joomla!, an open-source content management system, uses Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner to automatically audit its PHP-based website. Acunetix WVS scans the site for SQL injection, cross-site scripting and other vulnerabilities, thereby averting possible hacker attacks. The Joomla! Core Team Quality & Testing Working Group's mission is to help improve the quality, stability and security of the Joomla! Core Code, through continuous rigorous testing and quality reporting. The extensive PHP-based Joomla! Core Code was, until recently, tested manually.

Using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, the developers at Joomla! were able to find high-risk SQL Injection vulnerabilities in no time. "The issues detected were of a major impact, if users/hackers would have found the security holes, they could have hacked an entire Joomla. site", said Mr. Muilwijk, member of the Quality and Testing Team. Besides SQL Injection vulnerabilities, the software detected some low-level vulnerabilities related to the web server setup.

Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner ensures website security by automatically checking for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other vulnerabilities. Furthermore, Acunetix protects against the embedding of Javascript malware in a web-page through its JavaScript Analyzer. Such protection secures all AJAX applications. Acunetix WVS also checks password strength on authentication pages and automatically audits shopping carts, forms, dynamic content and other web applications. As the scan is being completed, the software produces detailed reports that pinpoint where vulnerabilities exist.



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