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What is Detectify?

Detectify is a cloud-based, automated scanner that can check websites for more than 1,000 security holes and vulnerabilities. The scanner is offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and is operated in Amazon AWS Cloud . According to the operator, it works together with an ethical hacking community in order to always be able to check the latest vulnerabilities during the website scans.


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Detectify was founded by a group of Swedish hackers. Clients include well-known companies and organizations, for example:

  • Dropbox
  • US Air Force
  • Uber
  • Salesforce


The goal is to make the Internet safer by using white-hat hacker knowledge. Detectify is a paid service, but can initially be tested for free on a limited basis.

How does Detectify work ?

The scans are based on the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities from the non-profit Open Web Application Security Project ( ). The web site scans are performed in six different, sequential phases. The scans begin by collecting information about the website to be scanned. Then the web page is crawled and checked for security vulnerabilities. The number of pages and URLs scanned by the scanner is unlimited.

According to the operator, the system finds a variety of errors including SQL, LDAP, XPATH and NoSQL injections, cross site scripting errors, broken sessions, remote code and command execution errors, and Malware. The information obtained is processed, stored and made available to the website operator.

For more information on this topic, visit Detectifity’s official site:

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