Software Testing News: Tech And Testing News 16th – 29th September 2017

It is the latest publication of the Huddle Testing and QA news, we look at some of the tech and testing news that have dominated headlines in the past fortnight.  This week we feature stories on the Equifax leak, Bugs in MAc OS and more.


Software Testing Awards Announcedsoftware testing awards

The Outstanding Achievement Award will also be awarded at the end of the glittering awards ceremony, but to a renowned and acknowledged veteran in the testing field

The 2017 Software Testing Awards Finalists have been announced. The potential winners will be allocated from a wide variety of selected finalists with the overall award of the European Software Testing Award  given to tester, manager, or team “that has excelled in all areas and surpassed every other individual, project, or organisation within the industry.”

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Bug found in latest version of Mac SoftwareApple logo

We encourage users to download software only from trusted sources like the Mac App Store, and to pay careful attention to security dialogs that macOS presents

Patrick Wardle director of research at Synack discovered the bug recently that allows a hacker to access plain text passwordsstored in the Mac OS Keychain. The krychain is encrypted in Mac’s OS but it seems it can be exploited easily.

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Windows 8.1 Bugwindows 8.1

Our engineers are still in the process of creating a bug fix for the ‘Can’t connect to Microsoft Services’ error that occurs in Windows 8.1 when users try to add or switch to a Microsoft account.

A Bug caused by a Microsoft update to Windows 8.1 has left users stuck as they cannot log on to Windows with their connected account. Currently Microsoft are building a patch for the bug with its release expected soon.  Read More here


Credit-Rating Agency Equifax Still Dealing With BugEquifax

The Equifax breach was blamed on a vulnerability in the Apache Software Foundation’s Struts version 2

The recent bug that caused a data breech of up to 150 users details from Equifax has led many to question the software it was built on especially freeware software. This report looks at the problems associated with building software on open access software.  Read More here




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