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Bugcrowd’s secret $250K bug bounty, Kony AppPlatform V8, and Git v2.14 — SD Times news digest: August 8, 2017

Bugcrowd is launching a bug bounty program for a secret customer, and the reward is the highest payout on the market today, in line with Microsoft’s recently increased max bug bounty payout of $250,000. The payout for this secret customer is $250,000, and according to the CEO of Bugcrowd, Casey Ellis, “High rewards like this … continue reading

Girls in Tech’s Adriana Gascoigne: ‘We have a long way to go’

Another day, another headline highlighting gender equality and diversity in the tech workplace. The most recent story? A leaked 10-page screed from a Google engineer who insists that women in the tech workplace are not underrepresented because of bias and sexism, but because of “inherent psychological differences between men and women.” Yet, companies like Uber, … continue reading

Have I been Pwned? PyTorch v0.2.0, and new vulnerability data from Netsparker — SD Times news digest: August 7, 2017

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and security guru, released 320 million freely downloadable “Pwned Passwords” to shed light on how many real-world passwords have been exposed in data breaches. The service was created after NIST released guidance recommending that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. “My hope is that an easily accessible … continue reading

Heptio releases two open source projects for Kubernetes operations

Heptio announced two new open source projects designed to improve Kubernetes operations, regardless of where a developer runs a cluster. The first project is Heptio Ark, a utility for managing disaster recovery, specifically for Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes, writes Craig McLuckie, founder and CEO of Heptio. It gives users a way to backup … continue reading

SmartBear Swagger Editor and UI, V8 6.1, and finding quality apps on Google Play — SD Times news digest: August 4, 2017

SmartBear Software’s new Swagger Editor and Swagger UI adds support for the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) 3.0, allowing users to design and document the most popular API tooling. As of last week, OAI (Open API Initiative) released a new version know as the OpenAPI Specification 3.0, which included major improvements like increased reusability, extended JSON Schema … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: NetBox

DigitalOcean’s network engineer Jeremy Stretch was on a mission to find a provider-grade IP address management solution. The search was unsuccessful, so Stretch and his team set out to build the cloud company’s most popular open source project, NetBox. NetBox was first announced in June 2016, and it is targeted toward network engineers, data center … continue reading

How GitHub developed its Topics feature

GitHub shared the technology that went into developing Topics, it’s recently launched feature that lets developers tag repositories with descriptive words or phrases. The ultimate goal is to make it easy for developers to discover new projects and to explore GitHub. Topics is GitHub’s first machine learning project in production, and it’s the first of … continue reading

Stack Overflow sunsets Documentation, AGL UCB 4.0, and Amazon considers new cloud service — SD Times news digest: August 3, 2017

Stack Overflow is retiring Documentation on August 8. While Stack Overflow had high hopes for the new initiative, their research showed new users weren’t coming to Documentation, and they needed a larger team to fix Documentation for developers. According to a Stack Overflow entry: “After August 8, 2017 at 1700 UTC, we’ll disable proposed changes … continue reading

Appian survey: Low-code platforms market on the rise

In order to compete with rapidly transforming markets, IT leaders are leveraging low-code platforms to support digital process automation, digital customer engagement and digital transformation, according to an Appian survey released today. “Forrester predicts the low-code platforms market will reach over $10B in revenue by 2019,” said Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian. Appian also provides … continue reading

U.S. legislation for IoT vulnerabilities, Realm Academy, and Facebook’s video chat device — SD Times news digest: August 2, 2017

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced plans to introduce legislation addressing vulnerabilities in IoT devices, which experts say is a threat to global security, according to a Reuters report. According to the report, the bill would require IoT vendors to provide their internet-connected equipment to the government as a way to make sure products … continue reading

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Anthem Healthcare reveals third-party security breach of 18,580 customers

A third-party breach may have exposed approximately 18,580 customers’ personal and medical data from Anthem Healthcare. This breach comes a month after Anthem agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the 2015 breach that compromised personal information of almost 80 million customers. Anthem spokesman Gene Rodriguez reported that the incident links … continue reading

Facebook acquires Ozlo, StatusPage Uptime Showcase, and AppViewX’s AUTOMATION+ — SD Times news digest: August 1, 2017

The Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup Ozlo is being acquired by Facebook as a way to build out its virtual assistant in Messenger. Ozlo is a personal assistant and AI system that reads through information provided by partner apps and websites. He sifts through all of this information to answer user’s questions and learn more … continue reading

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