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Acunetix WP Security

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.

10 reviews
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3.4 out of 5 stars
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Just crashed 3 sites of mine
By , for WP 4.2.2

Has been running fine for months, loved the live traffic function. Out of nowhere today three sites of mine crash within fifteen minutes. The culprit?

--- ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1</code>0000ms

The plugin is ringing but no one is home. Loved this plugin but cannot risk client's sites with this functionality.

Oh brother
By , for WP 4.2.1

OMG is this ever a, uh, questionable company! After seeing the scary reviews (as well as all the unresolved issues in their support forum) I decided to try their online scanner instead. I signed up and responded to the email verification and downloaded the verification file to my root. So I try to start the scan, get nothing but errors, and a form pops up telling me to use an email address at my domain. I change it (reluctantly), and verify again. Now another form pops up asking for all of our company information including phone number which it wasn't getting (407-000-0000). It asks me to verify yet AGAIN, but seems satisfied and invites me to start the scan. Scan doesn't start AGAIN and it sends me through several more hoops, and finally informs me that it will call me within a day to verify that I really want a scan. lol NO THANK YOU. There was no option to delete the acct I made, so Acunetix.. please delete my acct for your online scanning. You can identify it by my phone number: 407-000-0000.

Edited to add: "Stack-based buffer overflow in Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) 8 build 20120704 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an HTML file containing an IMG element with a long URL (src attribute)" from http://www.securiteam.com/securitynews/5NP3600D5Q.html

Edited again to add: Someone tried to log into my site five times yesterday with the user name "1". The hostname was "ec2-54-224-125-192.compute-1.amazonaws .com" and the referral was "www.acunetix-referrer .com/javascript:domxssExecutionSink(0,"'\"><xsstag>()refdxss")". If there's a reasonable explanation for this I'd sure like to hear it, but if this isn't Acunetix they should be aware. about

Зловредный плагин
By , for WP 4.1.1

Какое-то время все было нормально, и вдруг сайт стал тупить. Другой плагин-сканер выявил причину. На 98% аж затуплял. Нужно забанить плагин и разработчика!!!!!!!!!!!
Что именно делает плагин в этот момент я не разбирался, мне это не нужно, и времени небыло. Но думаю хорошего он точно ничего не делает!

I'm just cleaning up a client's site - With. This. Plugin. Active.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Okay - it is minor, near as I can figure - some script kiddie (I assume) added a blob of Base 64 to the top of every file named functions.php in the Themes directory.

But, kids,* my client here is a fighter pilot. He's in superb shape, he's had special combat training and I-don't-know-what-all.

*Yes, kids. I'm probably old enough to be your mother. Or, at least, your mother-in-law.

He is a hackers plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have lost my site. hey wordpress please remove this plugin in to your plugin directory.......

what is this, this plugin is created by hackers.

Dont' Us This!
By ,

Wiped my entire site! Content and all!
Totally annoyed and irritated, 2 years of blogging and Google rankings gone with it!


I hav lost my admin previlage ( my site is gone)
By , for WP 3.8.1

i hav lost my super admin previlage after installing n do the recommended settings...
(BE ALERT)This plugin is a trap... my site is gone... i cant delete or see this plugin in ftp folder also.... i lost my site and he is the hacker...
i need help...

Broke My Site
By , for WP 3.6.1

Slowed my site to a crawl. Slow loading, unable to login. Removed plugin, site is working normally again.

This will slow down your site.
By , for WP 3.6.1

Plugin activated, DB queries jumped from 28 to 72! That's just crazy. It may help you protect your site but one thing is for sure, it is a resource hog.

Acunetix WP Security … or not ?
By , for WP 3.6

Pas de menu, pas de réglages, pas de visibilité … pas très sécure.
Evitons !
D'ailleurs je voudrais comprendre comment il est arrivé dans mes plugins, puisque je n'en n'ai jamais fait la demande !

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