Software Testing and QA News Bulletin: Testing and Tech News 19th August – 2nd September 2017

Welcome to a new edition of our software , Testing and QA news bulletin focusing on the latest software testing news.  This week we feature stories on DJU bug programme, pacemaker  vulnerabilities, Bugcrowd name new CEO and more.


State of Agile ReportReasons for Adopting AGile VersionOne report

The annual State of Agile survey is part of our ongoing commitment to serving the global agile community

VersionOne are currently looking for respondents for its 2017 State of Agile report which is due to be published early next year. If you would like to contribute, the survey remains open until December.

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Drone Manufacturer announce Bug Bounty ProgrammeDJI

We want to engage with the research community and resdsfpond to their reasonable concerns with a common goal of cooperation and improvement

After a high profile ban by the U.S Army, who stopped using DJI drones because of software vulnerabilities the company has announced a bug bounty programme that has been launched immediately.

Read More here


Instagram Fixes Security Bug

We recently discovered that one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users’ contact information – specifically email address and phone number — by exploiting a bug in an Instagram API.

A bug in the Instagram API resulted in accounts of high profile users being hacked last week. The bug was a result of a flaw in the API which Instagram have announced since has been fixed.

Read More on Instagram Bug here


BugCrowd Names New CEObugcrowd

Ashish Gupta, a former chief marketing officer and executive vice president with cybersecurity firm Infoblox has been named as new chief executive as the founder of the company and current chief executive,  Casey Ellis moves to Chief Technology Officer for the company.

Read More on Bugcrowd here


HackerOne Makes Big Predictionshackerone

Knowing that the average cost of a data breach is $7 million in the US, we can estimate a total saving of around $10 billion dollars.

HackerOne has announced that it expects to see 200,000 vulnerabilities reported by 2020 and expects to pay out $100 million in the same year.

Read More here




Irish Company Expert Software Test ExpandsExpert Software Test

“Our product improves efficiency and reduces costs associated with continuous deployment, continuous automated testing, and continuous compliance”

The company Expert Software Test aims to launch its new product Expert API Test at the EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference in November. The software is aimed at the banking sector. The company is targeting the digital banking sector because of the implementation in 2018 of EU PSD2 Regulation.

Read More on Expert Software Test here


Pacemakers with Security Issues

If you do not receive the update, your pacemaker will continue to function as intended, and you can receive the update at any future time

Up to  745,000 pacemakers in the U.S. may have cyber security issues according to The Food and Drug Administration. Mostly manufactured by St Jude medical, the company has issued a firmware update for the software.

Read More on Pacemaker Vulnerability here



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