Software Testing News: 3rd -10th September 2016

Welcome to our weekly latest software testing news and Quotes of the Week from the testing field. This week in current software testing news:making a profit on software bugs on Wall st, Malaysia targets 5% of global testing market, F.B.I. wanted and more.


Identifying the Best Software Testing Companies

Quality assurance [QA] is essential when it comes to delivering a reliable and predicable end-user experience. That’s why it’s equally important to ensure those responsible for QA are both experienced and dependable. This report aims to identify those companies.

Joshua Margolin, Principal Analyst at Clutch describes the reasons behind the company report on rating software testing companies. The report has added a number of new firms to the list of top software testing companies. Read More here


Malaysia Targets 5% of Global Testing Marketlatest software testing news

Our country is well-positioned, with IT-related policies in place, as well as, and there is good collaboration between the public and private sectors to help the industry expand at a faster rate

Abdul Rahman, of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) for the Malaysian Government explains the reasons why the country should target the software testing industry for growth for the country’s IT sector. The aim is to increase the country’s percentage share of the market. The market is expected to be worth $90 billion by 2020. Read More here


Yelp Announce Bug Bounty Programmelatest software testing news

“Diversity will ensure they truly find everything. When you invite everybody, statistically you will end up finding everything

Another week, another bug bounty programme. Yelp has announced that it’s previous private bug bounty programme is going public along with the help of HackerOne. The programme has widened to help locate bugs on its main site, mobile apps and API. Read More here



F.B.I Wanted for Infecting Users MachinesFBI

In an operation to investigate the use of servers that hosted child pornography, the F.B.I was granted a warrant to infect thousands of machines to catch the persons involved. Now the The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion asking the F.B.I to justify its actions which occurred in 2013. The malicious software affected users of the Tor network which is often used by journalists and activists because of the anonymity allowed.  Read More here



How to Make Money with software Bugs

We felt that if we were to take a traditional course and engage directly with [St. Jude Medical] — as others had done before — it was highly likely or almost certain that we would get hushed up and it would be brushed aside

MedSec chief executive Justine Bone, a cyber security firm explains why the company went to Wall street with its information about a software bug in the heart implant equipment of  St. Jude Medical. Instead  of disclosing the bug to St. Jude’s, the company partnered up with Muddy Waters Research, a stock market trader and made a profit on shorting  St. Judes’ Medical stock. Read More here




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