On this week’s Quotes of the Week: a software bug in Microsoft Powerpoint, the police in London are testing a new crime detection system and the Chrome Postman testing App is reviewed.
A software Bug in Microsoft Office
“At this time, we are aware of limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit the vulnerability through Microsoft PowerPoint“
A software bug in Microsoft PowerPoint was discovered this week. The bug meant that hackers could potentially take over a users PC. Microsoft has warned users not to open unknown PowerPoint presentations. Read More about the story here.
The Metropolitan Police are Testing Crime Detection Software
“We used data from 2009 to 2012 to predict what would happen in 2013. We will compare the results to real figures and tweak the algorithm accordingly” – Ger Daly, Accenture
Ger Daly, Accenture’s Ger Daly, senior managing director for Accenture’s Defense and Public Safety, describes how the company is working with the Metropolitan Police in London to predict crime patterns. The company merge data from various crime reports with criminal intelligence systems and applies predictive analytic information to generate risk scores. The company hopes that the process hopefully will areas and/or patterns of crime. Read More about it here.
Postman Working for Chrome
“Postman makes it easy to learn the inner workings of my services or third-party APIs, as well as test functionality to make sure things are working as expected“
Google have a add-on for Chrome named Postman that allows users to test web services and API’s. Here writer Tony Patton, goes through the app and the different types of tests it can be used for. Read More about it here.
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