Software Testing News: 30th April – 7th May 2016

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Welcome to our weekly software testing Quotes of the Week and testing news where we bring you all the latest headlines related to software testing. A 10 year-old finds a bug on Instagram, FBI Won’t share, Chromium bug tracker goes open source and more.


F.B.I Won’t Share

The FBI purchased the method from an outside party so that we could unlock the San Bernardino device. We did not, however, purchase the rights to technical details about how the method functions

The F.B.I wont be disclosing how they hacked the Apple iPhone of San Bernardino attackers Syed Rizwan Farook any time soon it appears. The FBI has the option of disclosing how it completed the hack but have so far refrained from sharing that information. Read More here





Creating Hackers of the Pentagon not a good idea?

The challenge today is lack of trust, transparency and consistency around how people surface vulnerabilities and how companies address them

Michiel Prins, cofounder of HackerOne comments on the recent announcement by the Pentagon that the Department of Defence in the U.S. plans to create a bug bounty programme. Here Chris Bing investigates why it might not be a good idea. Read More here



Google Move Chromium Bug Tracker to Open SourceChromium

“it was always our goal to eventually open-source the project. And now, we have.”

Monorail, the Chromium bug tracker has been moved to Open Source by Google.  The bug tracker was created by Google for a number of products including Chromium. It can be run locally with a MySQL database. Read More here




Sabre to setup Centre of Excellence in Delhi

The incubation center is a first of its kind in the India market focused towards an all-women technical university and will bring awareness of test engineering practices, processes and the critical role it plays in the software development lifecycle.

A recent announcement by the Sabre Corporation who provide technology to the global travel industry that in partnership with Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW) the company will sponsor a Quality Assurance Centre of Excellence (CoE) to develop test engineers. Read More here


SmartBear Acquires CrossBrowserTesting

CrossBrowserTesting brings new value to the SmartBear testing tool portfolio. The support for Selenium and Appium in CrossBrowserTesting should strengthen SmartBear’s position among the open source Web and mobile testing markets.

Carl Lehmann, Research Manager at 451 Research comments on the most recent acquisition by SmartBear. SmartBear, a developer of software tools has just announced that the company has acquired CrossBrowserTesting, an automated cloud testing platform. Read More here


A 10 Year Old Security Researcher!

It would be my dream job, Security is very important

A 10 year boy from Finland, only identified by his surname; Jani has become the youngest person ever to receive a bug bounty reward after he found a bug in Instagram which allowed any user to delete comments by any other user. He reported the bug in February and was rewarded $10,000. He spent it on new football gear, two new computers for the family and a new bike. Not surprisingly he plans to become a security researcher when he grows up. Read More here 

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