Webmasters need to be jack of all trades. They need to configure and design their websites, interact with the community, make regular backups and ensure that the website is secure and up to date so that it cannot be hacked, at least not by button pushers.
Tools aid the webmaster in securing and testing the website. The programs available depend largely on the type of website but there are several general tools that can be used.
Websecurify is one of those tools. It is an open source program that is available for Windows, Linux and Macs.
Webmasters who run it can test a website against a fixed set of known security vulnerabilities and issues that the program will display in a report if found.
The program is extensible which means that it is possible to extend the functionality with add-ons. The project website contains documentation for that feature.
Webmasters who want to use the program right away need to click on the launch test link in the main interface. This opens a configuration window where a website url has to be entered into the target form.
A report window is shown with all issues that have been found. A short explanation is displayed in the report window but it is generally required to research the issues found further.
Websecurify comes with tools like a basic web browser or error console that can be helpful in the analysis and research of issues.
It takes some time until the program finishes a website security test completely. The window sometimes was not responding to user input during that time but recovered from that eventually.
Websecurify can be downloaded from the software’s Google Code page.
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