Quotes of The Week: 30th August – 5th September 2015

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Welcome to the this week’s Quotes of the Week: Open Device Labs opens up in Scotland, developer meets a bug and Google release bug fix for Windows 10.

Testing Lab Comes to Scotland

The Open Device Lab will provide commercial organisations with a cost effective test laboratory environment whilst not for profit, start-ups and educational institutions can utilise the service for free.

The Open Device Labs movement has added another location to its growing list. The movement allows any users to test across multiple devices that would not normally have access to these devices. The new lab was opened at the Edge Testing Solutions office in western Scotland last week. Read More here


New Bug Bounty Programme

This program represents the next steps in our commitment to ensuring our solutions will help customers maintain ownership and control of their data

The cloud management company ownCloud has announced that they are launching a new bug bounty programme to award security researchers who find bugs in their software. The company are running the programme in conjunction with hackOne.  Read More here


Developer Pays Price for Developing

Kids, before you go to bed, make sure your AWS access key is stored somewhere safe

South African developer Carlo van Wyk, had a run in with GitHub when he uploaded some code recently. GitHub, which is a online host for developer code  Mr Van Wyk details (AWS access key) were picked up by a Bitcoin-mining bot when he submitted new code to GitHub. This tool opened an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which is a powerful cloud-computing platform that allows developers to run CPU-intensive operations on larger, more capable computers. The tool ran up a bill of over $6,500. Currently Mr. Van Wyk is in the process of trying to get the bill quashed with Amazon. Read More here


Google releases bug fix for Windows 10

We will continue to track the impact of our 64-bit sys call stub validation, and if we see significant conflicts in the future, we can revisit our decision. But for now, our crash report data supports the position that the strict validation is providing a real end-user benefit in terms of stability and security.”

Google releases a bug fix for Chrome for Windows 10. Anyone using Chrome on Windows 10 experienced the programme crashing upon start-up. Howver the bug has been released and the issue seems to be resolved now. Read More here

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