Topic: malware

Google’s machine learning chip, Apache Software Foundation’s new executive director, and the SBRA developer portal—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2016

There have been plenty of announcements coming out of Google I/O this week, and yesterday, Google said that one of its projects that was created years ago is helping it accomplish its own custom accelerators for machine learning applications. The result of that project is called a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), which is a custom … continue reading

Coding Dojo expands to new locations, SmartBear releases API testing solution, and Google’s self-driving car crash—SD Times digest: March 1, 2016

Today, Coding Dojo, a coding boot camp, announced that it is opening new locations in Dallas, Washington and Chicago. Coding Dojo will double its number of existing campuses, which are currently located in Los Angeles, San Jose and Seattle. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1 million more computing jobs … continue reading

Malware Museum lets people experience viruses (safely)

For security teams who are interested in launching old computer viruses or malware programs just for fun, there is now a collection available online that allows someone to experience these destructive viruses safely. This collection is called The Malware Museum, and it is a part of the Internet Archive, a non-profit that was founded to … continue reading

Brendan Eich’s mission to fix the Web

Brendan Eich, creator of the JavaScript programming language and cofounder of the Mozilla project, is on a mission to clean up the Web. He is building a new browser, Brave, that allows users to browse faster, safer and better. In the short term, Eich and his team will be working on solving what he calls … continue reading

Microsoft’s HoloLens award recipients, Instagram client pulled from iOS store, and Microsoft’s Project Oxford SDKs—SD Times news digest: Nov. 12, 2015

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the HoloLens Academic Research Grant Program in order to encourage academic institutions to create holographic computing experiences. Today the company has announced the award recipients, which include Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Virginia Tech, Clackamas Community College, and the University of California, Berkeley. Recipients will be awarded US$100,000 and two Microsoft HoloLens … continue reading

Lookout discovers new Android malware, Google Play Services 8.3, and New Relic’s acquisition of Opsmatic—SD Times new digest: Nov. 6, 2015

Lookout, a mobile security company, has detected more than 20,000 samples of a trojanized adware pretending to be top apps like Candy Crush, Facebook, Google Now, NYTimes, Okta, Twitter, WhatsApp and more, according to its blog. Auto-rooting adware is a malware that roots the device automatically after the user installs it, embedding itself as a … continue reading

Google’s new developer tools, Azure SQL Database security features, and Android malware—SD Times news digest: Oct. 15, 2015

Google is adding new developer tools to its Google Play Developer Console. The company announced the availability of Universal App Campaigns and user acquisition performance reporting. Universal App Campaigns allow developers to set up ad campaigns to promote their applications across Google Play, Google Search, YouTube and Google Display Network. User acquisition performance reporting provides … continue reading

iOS malware steals users’ data

A new iOS threat has been revealed that affects more than 225,000 Apple users. Researchers from WeipTech and Palo Alto Networks have the malware, dubbed KeyRaider, and detected thousands of Apple accounts and passwords that have already been stolen. “We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” wrote Claud … continue reading

Udacity training programs for Android, diversity at Google, and SourceForge changes policies—SD Times news digest: June 2, 2015

Google has announced a new partnership with Udacity to provide beginner and advanced Android training courses. The courses will be taught by experts from the company’s developer platform team. In addition, developers can sign up for the new Android Nanodegree. Users enrolled in the Nanodegree program will have access to coaches who will review their … continue reading

SourceForge removes offending Binkiland software from its installer

SourceForge has removed Binkiland, software believed to be malware by users of the open-source code repository, from its well of installer options for developers. Roberto Galoppini, director of the SourceForge Community, explained that the company tries to review all of the third-party, paid-for-install software before it goes into its installer, but sometimes they have to … continue reading

SD Times Blog: SourceForge now a source of malware

UPDATE: SourceForge has removed the offending Binkiland software from its installer. Read the full story here.  If you’ve been working with software for longer than five years, then you can remember a time when SourceForge was one of the pillars of open-source software. It used to be the only good place to go to find fresh … continue reading

Developer proposes io.js reconciliation with Node.js, mobile app security issues, gRPC, and Android Pay API—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2015

Mikeal Rogers, a developer on the io.js team and an active member of the Node community, has posted a proposal on GitHub for reconciliation of the io.js fork with Node.js. Rogers posted an open GitHub proposal entitled “Reconciliation Proposal #978,” laying out preliminary plans for the merger, the technical governance structure, proposed working groups, and … continue reading

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