Welcome to the latest edition of the Huddle Testing and tech news. Every fortnight we look at some of the latest testing news stories that have dominated the headlines. This edition features stories on the Meltdown and Spectre Bugs, earning a living as a bug hunter and more.
iPhone ‘chaiOS’ bug Becoming More Prevalent
“Masri himself says he isn’t going to re-upload the bug, saying he only released it “to get Apple’s attention.””
A software developer explains how he created a bug that crashes the Messages app and can freeze iPhones. Abraham Masri revealed he released the bug to get Apples attention. The company plan to release a fix for the bug this week.
Read More on the ChaiOS bug here
Best Bug Hunters Make Almost 3 Times A Developers Salary
“58% of bug bounty hackers are self-taught.”
A recent survey from HackerOne, a company that hosts a bug hunting platform has revealed that the best bug hunters can earn up to 2.7 times an average software developers salary. The survey reveals some interesting facts about who the most successful bug hunters are.
Read More on Bug Hunting Survey here
Fixing Meltdown And Spectre Bugs Has A Cost
“Early testing and benchmarking of the Meltdown and Spectre fixes indicated that their impact could be severe. ”
Two of the most problematic bugs found recently have had fixes developed. The problem is that the fixes are putting a heavy toll on the machines they are intended for.
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CircleCI Raise Funding
“Our philosophy is to provide full API endpoints to every part of the CI system such that customers can use any tools they desire”
CircleCI, based in San Francisco, has recently raised $31million in a Series C funding. The company offers tools that aim to speed up the process of developing software for established companies. CircleCI plans to invest the funding in “rediction and intelligent automation”.
Read More on CircleCI here
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