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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

Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

Envelop VR for Windows public beta, Apple to pay bug bounty for reported flaws, and Visual Studio Code 1.4—SD Times news digest: Aug. 5, 2016

Envelop VR has introduced its Envelop for Windows, a computing platform that enables interaction with Windows applications while immersed in a virtual reality headset. Envelop for Windows allows users to shop online, watch YouTube videos, and work in Microsoft Office, all at the same time. With this product, users can have control over each window’s … continue reading

New IBM technology aims to detect cancer, Kaspersky Lab bug bounty program, and Jama Software launches partner alliance program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 2, 2016

IBM this week announced that its scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can separate biological particles at the nano scale to help physicians detect things like cancer. IBM said its team can separate bioparticles down to 20 nanometers in diameter, which is the scale of things like DNA and viruses. These particles can … continue reading

Enterprises partnering with Bugcrowd to hunt down software bugs

Enterprises are teaming up with Bugcrowd, a crowdsourced security organization that helps fight back against the persistent hackers and vulnerabilities in software. According to Bugcrowd, the first bug bounty program was created in late 1995 by Jarrett Ridlinghafer, a technical support engineer at Netscape. The goal was to find bugs in Netscape’s Navigator 2.0 Internet … continue reading

EMC and VMware’s new cloud services business, .NET Core and ASP.NET’s new bug bounty program, and Apple removes violating apps—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2015

EMC and VMware have announced they are combining their cloud capabilities to form a new cloud services business. The business will be designed to provide on and off-premise cloud offerings under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream will be jointly owned by EMC and VMware. “Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT … continue reading

United Airlines awards millions of miles to hackers

Two hackers will be able to fly anywhere in the world with the help of United Airlines. The airline recently awarded the pair 1 million frequent-flier miles each for detecting security vulnerabilities in its computer systems, Business Insider reported. The awards are part of the airline’s bug bounty program announced in May. The program rewards … continue reading

Windows 10 Build 10080 for phones released, Oracle’s Big Data Spatial and Graph, and mobile-friendly ranking on Bing—SD Times news digest: May 15, 2015

Microsoft has announced the release of its Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones Build 10080. The release adds improvements and support for additional phones Windows Insiders have been requesting, according to the company. New phone support includes the Lumia 930/Lumia Icon, Lumia 640 and 640 XL, and the HTC One (M8). Additions to the build … continue reading

New Watson Developer Cloud services, Microsoft awards HP bug bounty, new developer job search website launched—SD Times news digest: Feb. 5, 2015

IBM has added five new beta services to its Watson Developer Cloud, a cognitive computing platform that has a collection of APIs and SDKs for developers to build applications integrated with the processing capabilities of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence. Building upon eight existing services, the Watson Developer Cloud’s five new services include speech-to-text translation, text-to-speech … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 1, 2014—Realm for Android, Visual C++ for Python 2.7

Realm for Android Less than three months after releasing Realm for iOS, the mobile database provider is releasing Realm for Android, maintaining the same simple API and modern design as the iOS version. “We consciously tried to release Android in an earlier state than what we shipped for iOS, so that we could benefit from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 4, 2014—Twitter’s bug bounty program, Hortonworks plans for Apache Hive, and CORESense’s Web services API

Twitter launches bug bounty program Twitter will pay security researchers who spot potential issues in its Web and mobile applications. The company announced a bug bounty program that will pay out at least US$140 to eligible reporters who find qualifying vulnerabilities. To be eligible for a bounty, researchers must report vulnerabilities through the HackerOne reporting … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 21, 2014—VMware acquires CloudVolumes, FireEye reports Android SSL bugs, Facebook adds Oculus to bug bounty program

VMware acquires desktop application delivery startup CloudVolumes Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a startup focused on desktop application delivery. CloudVolumes’ platform will enable VMware to build real-time application delivery tools across its end-user, datacenter and hybrid cloud platforms. CloudVolumes virtualizes application-management process above the OS, eliminating the need for virtual machine … continue reading

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