Topic: security

SD Times news digest: Oracle Blockchain Cloud, McAfee MVISION and Anaconda Enterprise 5.2

After a successful early-adopter phase, Oracle has announced its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service is a platform for developing digital blockchain networks with hooks into Oracle’s PaaS and SaaS cloud and on-premises applications. “Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides customers with a development platform to build their own networks, and to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.0 RC, Microsoft Teams, GitHub’s security alerts for Python and Bootstrap 4.1.2

Microsoft is one step closer to TypeScript 3.0 with the latest release candidate of the JavaScript superset programming language. TypeScript 3.0 RC features project references, extracting and spreading parameter lists with tuples, richer tuple types and support for React’s defaultProps. According to the company, the biggest feature it worked on for this release is the … continue reading

The hidden costs of data breaches

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million globally. That is a 6.4 percent increase from 2017, a newly released report revealed. The Cost of a Data Breach 2018 conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security found the cost of data breaches on a business’ bottom line has been steadily increasing … continue reading

Google responds to Gmail privacy concerns

Outside developers may be able to access the contents of your Gmail accounts, but Google says it is nothing to worry about. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Google allows hundreds of developers to “scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users” with no supervision. According to the report, Gmail users who … continue reading

A guide to DevSecOps tools

Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their container and cloud-native applications from development to production, accelerating application deployment and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. The Aqua Container Security Platform protects applications running on-premises or in the cloud, across a broad range of platform technologies, orchestrators and cloud providers. Aqua secures the entire … continue reading

How these companies can help make your applications more secure

Dror Davidoff, co-founder and CEO of Aqua Security Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their container-based and cloud-native applications from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. Images serve as a container’s foundation, and developers can easily pull them from a centralized registry to run containers in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google Cloud IoT Core, Tencent joins Linux Foundation, and Fortanix Runtime Encryption

Google releases Android Things library for Google Cloud IoT Core Google has released the Android Things client library designed to make it easier for Android Things users to utilize Google Cloud IoT core, the fully-managed service of Google Cloud Platform for connecting, managing and ingesting globally dispersed IoT data. “The Cloud IoT Core client library … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27

The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talet is a priority and Linux … continue reading

Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android P

Google is looking to improve biometrics in its upcoming operating system Android P. The company announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. According to Google, biometrics are an important part to keeping users safe. Apps and devices typically utilize knowledge factors, possession factors and biometrics factors for … continue reading

Report: Can Kotlin compete with Java?

Java continues to dominate the programming language space for developers, but a new report reveals that Kotlin may soon knock it out of the top spot for mobile development. Packt released the results of its 2018 Skills Up report designed to look at the trends and tools software developers are using today. The 2018 Skills … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mendix Assist, IBM UrbanCode, and the FreeBSD Foundation

Mendix has announced a new AI-assisted development solution for low-code application development. Mendix Assist is based on machine learning analysis from more than 5 million anonymized app flows. According to the company, it provides 90 percent accuracy on next-step suggestion, and quality, performance and maintenance recommendations. Mendix Assist is designed to provide hands-on mentoring for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WearOS developer preview, Synopsys’ Coverity updates, and Apple App Store prohibits cryptocurrency mining

Google has announced new changes to the WearOS by Google developer preview. According to the company, battery life has been a major focus area. After reviewing developer feedback, the company found users were unhappy with the disabling of alarms and jobs for background apps. As a result, Google is reversing the change and will be … continue reading

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