Software Testing News: January 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the Huddle Testing and tech news, we look at some of the tech and latest testing news that have dominated headlines in the past fortnight. This edition features stories on bug platforms, Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Tricentis year and more.


Bugsnag Raises More Fundingbugsnag latest testing news

The company focuses on the bug, rather than the number of errors

Bugsnag is a cloud based service that helps developers find bugs inside their software. The company recently announced funding of $9 million in Series B round. The company has also launched a new version of their dashboard. One of the features is a stability score than will give customers an unbiased score of the current stability of their software.

Read More on Bugsnag here


Tricentis Reflect on 2017Tricentis

Today, the concept of continuous testing has been escalated to a C-level discussion

Tricentis have been reflecting on the year that has been with the addition of 130 global enterprise customers in 2017. Company CEO Sandeep Johri noted that software testing is growing in importance for many companies as reflected in Tricentis year.

Read More on Tricentis year here


Microsoft halts Software Updatesmicrosoft

To prevent AMD customers from getting into an unbootable state, Microsoft will temporarily pause sending the following Windows operating system updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time

The Meltdown and Spectre bugs that affect microchips and almost every computer processor has cause widespread problems for many manufactures and OS developers. Microsoft had to suspend its software updates this week after many costumers reported the blue screen of death after updating their OS.

Read More here


Facebook Bug Could Have Exposed Your Phone Numberfacebook

While we haven’t seen any abuse of this complex technique, we’ve made product changes to prevent this from occurring.”

A group of academic researchers based in US, France and Germany have received a €5,000 bounty from Facebook after exposing a bug in the software that would expose the phone numbers of facebook users to advertisers.

Read More here


Google Creates Software to Defend Against Spectre bugGoogle-logo

Retpoline’ sequences are a software construct which allow indirect branches to be isolated from speculative execution

To protect against the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Google have released Retpoline, a software that is designed to protect sensitive binaries from branch injection. The bugs were discovered by Google’s Project Zero team and its believed that almost every system is affected by the bugs.

Read More here

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