Study finds auto-fix tools help programmers better protect their code

Could the recent Equifax data breach been prevented if the credit agency had the right programming tools in place? That’s the question researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer in their recent study: Can Automated Pull Requests Encourage Software Developers to Upgrade Out-of-Date Dependencies? According to the researchers, a majority of software … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Plenty of blame to go around for Equifax breach

If you’re not reading this on another planet or in a bunker somewhere, then you’re likely aware of the recent breach of data from credit agency Equifax. Reports indicate that unknown attackers took advantage of a vulnerability in an Equifax web application to purloin personal identifiable information from 143 million people, including Social Security numbers. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Equifax cybersecurity incident, Filecoin ICO, and Vagrant 2.0

Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. According to the company, “criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.” As of now, the company has no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. “This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one … continue reading

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