AppCheck Security Blog

AppCheck Wins Prolific North Tech Awards 2020

The Prolific North Awards represent 'the very best tech companies' across the North, judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. This year AppCheck took the win for 'Best Application of Tech - Security' due to the way we have applied our automated vulnerability scanning tool to the industry and our advances in application scanning.

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AppCheck Wins Prolific North Tech Awards 2020

The Prolific North Awards represent 'the very best tech companies' across the North, judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts. This year AppCheck took the win for 'Best Application of Tech - Security' due to the way we have applied our automated vulnerability scanning tool to the industry and our advances in application scanning.

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AppCheck Shortlisted for Prolific North Tech Awards 2020

The Prolific North Awards represent 'the very best tech companies' across the North, judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts.
This year AppCheck has been shortlisted for two categories: 

'Tech Growth Business of the Year Award' and 'Tech Company of the Year - Small.' 

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Scan & Secure Joomla with AppCheck

Joomla is a popular Content Management System (CMS), used to manage websites. Having over 2.3 million websites live at time of press.
Joomla is ranked 3rd place in 2018’s most hacked websites according to a recent report.
Read more about common vulnerabilities within Joomla.

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Halloween Special: AppCheck's Scariest Vulnerabilities

AppCheck’s Dev team got their heads together to come up with the Top 5 Vulnerabilities that keep them up at night.

Now this list isn’t all-encompassing or a list of the worst vulnerabilities out there. Each one is on the list for a different reason. Continue reading to discover why we these particular vulnerabilities give us the chills and fangs for checking it out.

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Competition: Win a Year of FREE Unlimited Scanning

Would you like to win a year of free unlimited vulnerability scanning?

AppCheck will be giving away a FREE one year licence for our security scanning platform.
To enter just visit our stand (#F40) or either of our talks at the Digital Transformation Expo, fill out a competition entry form and hand to an AppCheck representative.

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AppCheck is Celebrating its 5th Birthday!

AppCheck is celebrating its 5th birthday today!

As we look back on our success and look forward to many more years to come we would just like to thank all our hard working staff, dedicated customers and amazing partners for all their support! We couldn't do this without you.

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Top Tech: Yorkshire Award

Top Tech: Yorkshire is an awards programme to celebrate the top tech companies in Yorkshire (if that wasn’t obvious from the name) in collaboration with Miils & Reeve and The Business Desk.

Since walking away with a trophy at the Top Tech: Yorkshire 2018 awards last year Mills & Reeve caught up with Lloyd Devey, sales and operations director of AppCheck. Read more about what he had to say.

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vBulletin Zero Day Vulnerability Released by Anonymous Source

AppCheck's Head of Development states: "We have confirmed the exploit does work and is an unauthenticated RCE that attackers can exploit. Depending on the user level they access this could range from simply accessing data, editing it or even full system takeover. Earlier today we have included a plug-in for our customers to identify and safely exploit this vulnerability."

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Data Breach Report: 17 Million Ecuador Citizen's Personal Data Leaked

A recent data leak discovered by vpnMentor security researchers and reported by The Register includes most of Ecuador’s 16.6 million population including 6.7 million children.
The size of the data leak actually totals around 20.8 million user records once duplicate records and even records of deceased persons are factored in.
Most of the data appears to have come from the Ecuadorian government's civil registry and included personal data to the effect of full names, dates of birth, address details, national identification numbers, marital status, phone numbers, education levels and even bank details such as current balances.

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AppCheck Webinar: Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is by far the most widespread high impact vulnerability, present even in the best of web applications, regardless of the framework or programming language employed - a burly steadfast member of the OWASP Top Ten.
Here at AppCheck the client-side nature of typical XSS has led to a general underappreciation of its exploitation potential, though a good understanding of the vulnerability and its subtle variations will show how it can be used to devastating effect... and more importantly: how it can be avoided.
In this seminar we will build up piece-by-piece an understanding of XSS that spares no detail.

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