Facebook’s SapFix uses AI to reduce the time spent debugging

Facebook is introducing a new AI hybrid tool aimed at finding and fixing bugs automatically. SapFix is designed to find bugs, generate fixes and propose action plans to engineers before rolling out into production. The company announced the tool at its annual @Scale conference in San Jose this week. According to the company, SapFix significantly … continue reading

Web application security: The piece you’re probably missing

While most organizations recognize the need to protect their web apps, their efforts tend to focus on the server side, leaving a critical attack vector exposed: the client side. The fact of the matter is the entire web application ecosystem must be protected, end to end, and that includes mobile, JavaScript, desktop, server and API. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New two-factor authentication approach, The LF Deep Learning Foundation and Linux 4.19-rc1

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have announced a new two-factor authentication method that uses wearables and speech signals. The method “Listening-Watch” uses wearable devices such as smartwatches, activity trackers, and browser-generated speech sounds to perform two-factor authentication. “Listening-Watch offers two key security features,” said Nitesh Saxena, professor in the UAB College of … continue reading

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Sonatype introduces DepShield for identifying vulnerable open-source components in GitHub

Sonatype wants to make it easier for developers to have open-source governance with the release of Sonatype DepShield. The solution is a GitHub application that integrates directly within repositories, enabling developers to identify vulnerable open-source components. According to the company, DepShield constantly monitors projects and automatically creates issues when security vulnerabilities are detected. It offers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteSource’s free vulnerability checker, Julia 1.0, and the Blockchain Learning Center

WhiteSource is making its Vulnerability Checker available for free for developers to detect if their solutions contain any of the 50 most critical open-source bugs out there today. The checker will enable users to import and scan any library as well as check if their projects are susceptible to the most recent and common bugs. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Pie SDK, Contrast Security’s free DevSecOps solution, and Status partners with Nim

Following this week’s announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google is releasing a new Android SDK that offers more Kotlin features. According to the company, Android developers often run into problems with the Java programming language when accessing a null reference. Kotlin addresses this problem by providing nullable and non-nullable types in the type system, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Yale looks at modern cybersecurity challenges, LG AI research lab and GitHub Desktop 1.3

Yale University is releasing a new report on the challenges and problem areas of cyber risk in today’s modern world. The report is based off of discussions from the second annual Yale Cyber Leadership Forum in April. The forum looked at the divide between the law, technology, and business communities as well as focused on … 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

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: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

QbitLogic releases AI-powered security solution, CodeAI

QbitLogic is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to better protect software systems. The company announced the release of CodeAI, a next generational SaaS platform designed to repair security defects before releasing solutions to the public. The company is known for its work with DARPA to build an “unhackable” drone utilizing artificial intelligence. “Bug repairs … continue reading

CAST releases security dashboard to help close the developer skills gap

CAST has announced the CAST Security Dashboard, a new solution designed to allow enterprises to improve their understanding and safety of business-critical software. According to the company, over 90 percent of software outages are caused by architectural design flaws. Despite this, security teams rarely consider software architecture when trying to secure IT systems. Recent CAST … continue reading

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