Quotes of the Week: January 24th

Welcome to the this week’s Quotes of the Week. In this week’s software testing news:  Malware is on the rise, Apple are testing iOS 9, Microsoft are not happy with Google and more.


You’re Computer is at Risk Now More Than Ever

There was more malware found over the last 2 years than in the previous 10 years combined.

A report from AV-Test, a company that tests the effectiveness of antivirus software, found that malware has increased to the extent that in 2014 malware occurances was up to more than 143 million, up 72 percent from the previous year. Read More here.


Apple begins testing iOS 9

Apple may add more customisation options to iOS 9, to buttons and menu screens, as well as a Night Mode that could save battery life.

Read More here.


Nissan and NASA working together on testing

Researchers from the two organizations will test a fleet of zero-emission autonomous vehicles at Ames to demonstrate proof-of-concept remote operation of autonomous vehicles for the transport of materials, goods, payloads and people.”

Read More here.



Google not bothered to fix bug affecting almost a Billion handsets

“If the affected version [of WebView] is before 4.4, we generally do not develop the patches ourselves, but welcome patches with the report for consideration. ”

A representative of Google states the reason why the company is not issuesing a update that affects a billion users of the Android software.

Read More here.



Microsoft claims Google’s notification a “disservice” to users

We believe those who fully disclose a vulnerability before a fix is broadly available are doing a disservice to millions of people and the systems they depend upon.

Chris Betz of Microsoft issues a statement on the recently reported Google’s reasons for making public a software bug in Windows 8.1

Read More here.





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