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Mar 20, 2018 - 3 minute read - In The News

Software Testing News - 15th March 2018 to 20th March 2018

Software Testing Weekly News - 15th March 2018 to 20th March 2018

News from the world of IT relevant to Software Testing and Software Development professionals.

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Software Testing Weekly News - 15th March 2018 to 20th March 2018

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iOS 11 bugs shown in advert

The Verge reported that a recent Apple iPhone Ad showed a bug.

During the advert, an iMessage chat is shown rendering on the iPhone’s home screen.

Unfortunately, the message text is displayed before the background has expanded. It does look a little shoddy.

Little things do matter. Particularly when you’ve chosen to define your brand in terms of aesthetics.

Source: The Verge http://bit.ly/2Iyozj7

Android phone mic issues

The Register reported that Google have escalated the priority, and increased the severity rating, of an Android 8.1 bug.

The bug relates to intermittent microphone failures.

Because of no official investigation from Google yet, speculation of the cause has been rife.

Is it because of a hardware issue? If so, why does a reboot seem to fix it?

Is it an operating system issue with 8.1 because that was when people started reporting it?

Initially this assigned a P3 priority by Google, meaning “fix when possible”. It has now been assigned as P1 meaning “fix quickly”.

Testers take note: priority and severity are related to customer impact, not business priorities.

Source: The Register http://bit.ly/2GDIaha

UK National Lottery Hacked

The Telegraph reported that the UK National Lottery has been hacked.

Reading the details of the story it seems that the attack was based on “credential stuffing”.

This means that some user details were leaked online - often from a completely different hack and different site.

These details are then automatically fed into 100s, if not 1000s, of other sites to see if the same email and password combination have been used.

It can be hard for systems to protect against this type of attack.

Try, where possible, to use a unique password on every site: password management tools can help. I personally use “LastPass”.

You can get 1 month of LastPass free here and reduce the chances of your password being used in a Credential Stuffing attack.

Source: The Telegraph http://bit.ly/2tX8obR

Pedestrian Killed by Self-driving car

The Guardian reports that “an autonomous Uber car killed a woman” pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

The police identified the victim as 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg.

Uber is now pausing the testing of its cars on roads.

This is an incredibly sad story and at its root goes right back to the basic principles of Cybernetics from the 1940s.

This incident highlights the dangers of underestimating the amount of variety that autonomous automated control has to deal with in the real world.

Source: The Guardian http://bit.ly/2GHsKIH

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iOS 11 bugs shown in advert

Android phone mic issues

UK National Lottery Hacked

Pedestrian Killed by Self-driving car

You can get 1 month of LastPass free here and reduce the chances of your password being used in a Credential Stuffing attack.

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