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Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)

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We've seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn't get larger. Simulated cellular networks are still a rare breed, however, which makes Sandia National Laboratories' MegaDroid project all the more important. The project's cluster of off-the-shelf PCs emulates a town of 300,000 Android phones down to their cellular and...
Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)
Apple investigating new iPad WiFi issues, tells AppleCare to replace affected units

Apple credits evad3rs jailbreak team with 4 of 6 software bugs fixed in iOS 6.1.3

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With the release of iOS 6.1.3, Apple has also dropped a security note that details the bugs and issues patched in this version. The note credits the discovery of four of the six bugs fixed to evad3rs, the team behind the evasi0n jailbreak. By its very nature, the process of...
Apple credits evad3rs jailbreak team with 4 of 6 software bugs fixed in iOS 6.1.3

When 'Just Ship It' Goes Horribly Wrong

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(U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Kerry Rodtnick, via Flickr) From your friends in the agriculture industry comes a helpful reminder of the pitfalls of the credo “Just Ship It.” Wired reports that former execs from the Peanut Corporation of America have been charged with fraud and conspiracy for...
When 'Just Ship It' Goes Horribly Wrong

10 Tech Bugs That Became Real Features

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Just because something didn't work the way you intended doesn't mean it's broken. Software engineers work hard to fix problems on a tight deadline, but they can't always fix everything. So they figure out how to turn those "problems" into features. A user on Quora asks, "What are the best...
10 Tech Bugs That Became Real Features
Adventures in rooting: Running Jelly Bean on last year's Kindle Fire

How to deal with cloud failure: Live, learn, fix, repeat

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Like it or not, sweeping software bugs are just part and parcel with operating the largest computing systems the world has ever seen. On Monday night, Amazon Web Services published a detailed post-mortem of its latest cloud outage, which struck on Friday night as massive thunderstorms knocked out power to one...
How to deal with cloud failure: Live, learn, fix, repeat

Business Insider Is Looking For A Part-Time QA Engineer

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Business Insider is looking for an experienced QA engineer to join our rapidly growing tech and product team. You'll work closely with developers and product managers seeing new features through to a successful, bug-free launch. You'll also help keep the focus on our readers, making sure Business Insider is easy to...
Business Insider Is Looking For A Part-Time QA Engineer

Cars and software bugs [Tech.View, Economist - 5/16/10]

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Cars and software bugs [Tech.View, Economist - 5/16/10]
An ode to iTunes DJ, a beloved feature that died before its time
Anatomy of a hack: 6 separate bugs needed to bring down Google browser

Zero-day attack reportedly pierces key Adobe Reader defense

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Adobe officials say they're investigating claims of a recent attack. A newly published report claims the latest versions of the widely used Reader document viewer are under attack by exploit code that targets a previously unknown vulnerability. The particular exploit is available in underground forums for as much as...
Zero-day attack reportedly pierces key Adobe Reader defense
How to bring down mission-critical GPS networks with $2,500
Apple gets spanked by yet another judge in iPhone location/privacy suit

LibreOffice to Tackle Critical Bugs With HardHacks Program

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LibreOffice plans to more swiftly quash its toughest software bugs through a new program that aims to improve cooperation between its quality assurance team and......
LibreOffice to Tackle Critical Bugs With HardHacks Program
Droid RAZR Maxx Cut To $199 At Verizon Wireless, Source Says RAZR Price Cut To Follow

Survey Says: Developers Think Testing Is Failing

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Electric Cloud, a leading provider of software production management solutions,  completed a survey of software development professionals (developers, testers and managers). One of the major leads in the results was “the majority of software bugs are attributed to poor testing procedures or infrastructure limitations, not design problems.” Obviously, I was...
Survey Says: Developers Think Testing Is Failing

First Look: Samsung Galaxy S 4

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Samsung's first batch of Galaxy S 4 smartphones is set to arrive at US carriers this week. Electronista checked out the flagship Android phone at the company's New York launch event, when the software bugs were still being worked out, but now we've taken a closer look at the production...
First Look: Samsung Galaxy S 4

The Shadowy World Of Selling Software Bugs - And How It Makes Us All Less Safe

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"Pssst, wanna buy some software bugs?" It's not talked about much, but selling software vulnerabilities is big business. And the practice has surprising implications for software security - and even national security. It turns out government agencies are willing to pay six figures for exclusive details on exploitable flaws in...
The Shadowy World Of Selling Software Bugs - And How It Makes Us All Less Safe

ExploitHub admits 'embarrassing oversight' lead to hack

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A marketplace where security researchers can sell details on software bugs said it was compromised on Tuesday due to an "embarrassing oversight" that left its web server vulnerable....
ExploitHub admits 'embarrassing oversight' lead to hack

ExploitHub admits 'embarrassing oversight' led to hack

www.computerworld.com
A marketplace where security researchers can sell details on software bugs said it was compromised on Tuesday due to an "embarrassing oversight" that left its web server vulnerable....
ExploitHub admits 'embarrassing oversight' led to hack

Twitter Acquires Mobile App Software Startup Crashlytics

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Twitter has acquired Crashlytics, the company announced Monday, a crash reporting service that mobile apps use to gather data on software bugs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Though Twitter has acquired the small startup outright, the team will continue to run its bug reporting software service for outside...
Twitter Acquires Mobile App Software Startup Crashlytics
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