Topic: fuzz testing

Microsoft introduces Project OpenFuzz to reduce the complexity of fuzz testing

Microsoft is releasing a new open-source tool to help developers find and fix bugs at scale. Project OpenFuzz is a fuzz testing framework for Azure. According to Microsoft, fuzz testing is an effective method for improving code quality, and is a gold standard for finding and removing exploitable security vulnerabilities. Although it is effective, it’s … continue reading

GitLab announces new acquisitions for its DevSecOps portfolio

GitLab announced two acquisitions this week focused on providing security to its platform. Peach Tech is a security firm that specializes in protocol fuzz testing and dynamic application security testing, and Fuzzit is a continuous fuzz testing solution. “Bringing the fuzzing technologies of Peach Tech and Fuzzit into GitLab’s security solutions will give our users … continue reading

Microsoft uses machine learning to combat security vulnerabilities

Microsoft is applying machine learning and deep neural networks to its software security approach. The company announced a new research project, neural fuzzing, designed to augment traditional fuzzing techniques, discover vulnerabilities, and learn from past software experiences. The research is based on Microsoft’s Security Risk Detection tool that incorporates artificial intelligence to find and detect … continue reading

Microsoft announces the Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool

Microsoft is releasing a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to find and detect software bugs. The Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool, previously known as Project Springboard, will be available by the end of the summer. “The tool is designed to catch the vulnerabilities before the software goes out the door, saving companies the heartache … continue reading

Microsoft takes on next-generation solutions

Microsoft is preparing for the future with announcements this week pertaining to a new chatbot, more details about Project Springfield, and some revelations about Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s personal digital assistant currently available on Windows desktop and mobile devices as well as Windows Holographic and Xbox. In a WinHEC presentation by Carla Forester, a principal … continue reading

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