Quotes of The Week: 13th – 19th September 2015

Welcome to this week’s Quotes of the Week, the best round-up of software testing stories that are making the headlines in the last week. This week’s news includes: a new router bug, Apple’s watchOS2 delayed and another software bug in a car.

 

New Router Bug: The SYNful Knock

“Historically, threat actors have targeted network devices to create disruption through a denial of service (DoS) situation”

Cisco have released information of a bug that affects servers. The bug, called the SNYful Knock can maintain a “perpetual presence” on a network. Read More here

 

Apple Watch Update Delayed Due to Major Bug

We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected. We will not release watchOS 2 today, but will shortly

An Apple spokesperson reveals why the update of the software which was supposed to have been launched this week was delayed. The new version of the OS will feature video playback along with the use of photos and time-lapse videos as well as updates to watch faces and faster native apps. Read More here

 

Another Software Bug in a Car

If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains why a recall was announced for the BMW cars. The company are recalling over 7,500 3 series cars in North America after a software bug caused the front parking lights to turn off. 2015 is fast becoming the year of the auto software bug. Read More here

 

Android Lock Phone Bug

The hack involves dumping an extremely long string into the password field after swiping open the camera from a locked phone.

A hack for Android 5.0 to 5.1.1 allows the lock screen to be hacked by simply overloading the password with multiple characters. The process takes about six minutes and allows the user to gain access to all of the phone’s features that the phone user would have access to. Read More here

 

STARWEST to hold virtual testing Conference

STARWEST have announced that this years virtual conference will take place from September 30th with keynotes on  “Things That Really Matter in Testing Today” and “Tomorrow, Testing the Internet of Everything”,  and “The Survival Guide for Testers and Test Managers” along with many other sessions.  Read More here.

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