Topic: remote code execution

Google Code-in competition, Android OTA updates, and IBM Swift Sandbox—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2015

Google wants students to go beyond an Hour of Code. The company has announced the Google Code-in competition, a seven-week competition where students work on real software projects and get help from mentors. Students can browse from hundreds of tasks from 14 open-source organizations ranging from healthcare, desktop and portable computing, to game development, and … 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

Adobe previews Project Comet, Google addresses Stagefright, and Red Hat joins the Node.js Foundation—SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2015

Adobe is working on a new solution for UX designers and developers. The company is previewing Project Comet, an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. It will provide intuitive layout tools, performance for wireframing and interface design, the ability to create interactive prototypes, real-time preview on devices, and the ability to … continue reading

Android vulnerability puts 95% of devices at risk, researcher says

Researchers say they have found the biggest Android security flaws known to date. The vulnerabilities, nestled inside Android’s media playback library Stagefright, are said to affect 950 million Android devices, which amounts to 95% of them. Mobile security researcher Joshua J. Drake, vice president of platform research and exploitation at Zimperium zLabs, discovered the vulnerabilities … 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

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