Computer Sciences

New tool automatically finds buffer overflow vulnerabilities

In 1988 when the internet was still in its infancy, a piece of malware known as the Morris Worm infected nearly 10 percent of the internet over the course of two days, eventually instigating between $100 thousand and $10 ...

Internet

Fastly blames global internet outage on software bug

Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

Consumer & Gadgets

A bug lets Eufy security camera access strangers' feeds

The owners of Eufy security cameras have announced a critical privacy bug. According to user reports on the Eufy parent company Anker's forums as well as Reddit, Eufy users can now access the camera feeds of strangers, including ...

Software

Hackers use a bug to evade macOS defenses

Lauded for years as the system able to best prevent malware infection, macOS recently fell victim to an operating system vulnerability that hackers used to circumvent all of Apple's system defenses.

Software

Microsoft boasts 99 percent accuracy in AI bug detection

Software bugs have been a concern for programmers for nearly 75 years since the day programmer Grace Murray Hopper reported the cause of an error in an early Harvard Mark II computer: a moth stuck between relay contacts. ...

Computer Sciences

How severe are those software bugs?

The automated labeling and severity prediction of bug reports for computer software is the target of researchers at The Hashemite University in Zarqa, Jordan. Details of their efforts are mapped out in the International Journal ...

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