Topic: vulnerability

Google introduces invisible reCAPTCHA, beta launch of Cloud Functions for Firebase, and Kaggle joins Google Cloud—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2017

Google is taking reCAPTCHA one step further by making it invisible. Now, human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, and bot and suspicious users will have to solve challenges that use Google’s risk analysis algorithms. The advantage of reCAPTCHA is its enhanced security, according to Google. It’s a … continue reading

SecurityScorecard: Device owner awareness can improve operating system security

There is an ongoing debate as to which popular operating system is more secure. Despite recent claims that Android is more secure than iPhone, any computing device is only as secure as the information security practices maintained by the device owner, according to an expert from SecurityScorecard. While it is true that Android’s “open-source” operating … continue reading

HPE Security Fortify report finds application security is lacking in DevOps processes

The adoption of DevOps is transforming how companies deliver software, but this shift toward agility and Continuous Delivery is exposing some gaps that persist in application security. A majority of security teams and developers agree that adopting DevOps into their culture can improve application security, but only a small portion of them actually do application … continue reading

Veracode’s State of Software Security Report, Symphony Software Foundation’s Open Developer Platform, and DevExpress open-sources TestCafe—SD Times news digest: Oct. 18, 2016

Veracode today released its findings from its annual State of Software Security Report, which revealed that the persistent use of components in software development is creating unmanaged risk. The report also found that companies can benefit if they accelerate their application security programs. Veracode found that a single popular component with a critical vulnerability spread … continue reading

New Google Play developer features, Toyota Research invests in AI, FreeBSD vulnerabilities, and Swordphish’s public beta—SD Times news digest: August 11, 2016

Google is giving Android developers new ways to stay informed about their apps. The company is updating the Google Play Developer Console app with new features for reviews and experiments. “With over one million apps published through the Google Play Developer Console, we know how important it is to publish with confidence, acquire users, learn … continue reading

Dependency CI reviews potential vulnerabilities for open-source projects

The founder of an open-source library discovery service launched a new project today that can continuously test open-source dependencies for potential vulnerabilities and other issues. The project is Dependency CI, an open-source tool that integrates directly into a GitHub workflow just like other CI systems. It runs a set of configurable tests on any dependency … continue reading

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

PostgreSQL 9.6 beta, SyntaxNet goes open source, and Mozilla files a motion with U.S. District Court—SD Times news digest: May 13, 2016

The first beta release of PostgreSQL 9.6 is ready for download, containing previews of all the features that will become available when the final version is here. The PostgreSQL Global Development Group is encouraging its users to begin testing their applications against this new release. New changes and enhancements include parallel sequential scans, joins and … continue reading

Report: FBI hacked into encrypted iPhone, and Apple wants to know how

The Apple and FBI battle over the encrypted iPhone was believed to be over when the FBI announced on Monday that it managed to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s phone. But Apple wants to know how the agency was able to get through its security features, and so the battle continues. The Los Angeles Times … continue reading

Google announces intelligent cloud products, Java vulnerability affects Oracle products, and GNOME 3.20 Delhi released—SD Times news digest: March 24, 2016

At GCP Next, Google announced the latest results of work completed on the Google Cloud Platform. The next round of innovation builds on its portfolio of data-management and analytics capabilities by adding new products and services in areas like machine learning, open source and Big Data. Google introduced a new product family called Cloud Machine … continue reading

Microsoft joins Eclipse, Embarcadero squares in on developers, and AlphaGo beats worldwide Go champion—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2016

Microsoft is looking to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community as a Solutions Member of the Eclipse Foundation. This move will allow Microsoft to develop tools and services to all development teams, as well as to continuously improve its cloud services, SDKs and tools. “Microsoft delivers a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure … continue reading

Microsoft’s pull request to Node.js with ChakraCore, Microsoft Philanthropies, and OpenStack adoption—SD Times digest: Jan. 20, 2016

Microsoft has submitted a pull request to the Node.js mainline in order to enable it to work with Microsoft’s recently open-sourced ChakraCore. According to Microsoft, the open-sourcing of ChakraCore helps the technology better align with Node.js release schedules. The pull request would allow Node.js to use the ChakraCore JavaScript engine, and to enable Node.js developers … continue reading

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