Software Testing News: Week 9th – 16th April 2016

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. This week, avatar soldiers, Apple Messaging App bug, why you should remove QuickTime and more.


A New Type of TestingSoldier avatars drive down testing costs

This strategy has the possibility to create a large library of avatars, indeed, an online avatar ‘Army’ available for research use

Gary Zientara, a mathematical modeler at the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) explains the idea of a avatar for research for the U.S. Army. The avatar would potentially be used for everything from clothing to various medical applications. Read More here



Windows Users advised to remove Apple QuickTime

The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

No less than the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, (US-CERT) issued an alert this week to those using Windows to uninstall Apple QuickTime. Security Software maker Trend Micro stated it has found two bugs which has led to the alert being issued. Read More here


Google’s Cloud Fail

We recognize the severity of this outage, and we apologize to all of our customers for allowing it to occur. As of this writing, the root cause of the outage is fully understood and GCE is not at risk of a recurrence.

Google this week had to apologise to users  of its Cloud service after it went down for a total of eighteen minutes. Apparently Google engineers were performing network updates when the issue occured. The company has promised refunds to those who were impacted. Read More here


Using Apple? Your chat history Could be Exposed

The bug appears to have arisen because Apple failed to properly adapt code intended for use in a web browser for use in the context of a messaging app.

A report by the Intercept has found that a bug that exposed your chat history on Apple was only fixed in the last few weeks. This report goes into detail about how the bug appeared and the lessons learned.  Read More here


The Pentagon’s Hacker Programme Gets Some BackLash

Many like Charlie above are vocalising about the bug bounty programme that the U.S. Department of Defence have set up. The programme has recieved some backlash because those that want to take part have to pass a background check first.  Read More here



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