Leapwork raises $10M for its easy process automation platform, plans US expansion

Leapwork raises $10M for its easy process automation platform, plans US expansion

Most work involving computers is highly repetitive, which is why companies regularly have developers write code to automate repetitive tasks. But that process is not very scalable. Ideally, individuals across an entire business would be able to create automated tasks, not just developers. This problem has created a new category called process automation. Startups in…

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CloudBees acquires software automation startup Electric Cloud

CloudBees acquires software automation startup Electric Cloud

CloudBees, a San Jose, California-based software provider making DevOps solutions for enterprises, has nabbed a well-funded startup in the continuous app delivery, release, automation, and deployment space. At its CloudBees Days conference in San Francisco, the company today announced that it has acquired Electric Cloud to support its “wider strategy” in the software delivery management…

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50 Shades of Greyhat: A study in how not to handle security disclosures

50 Shades of Greyhat: A study in how not to handle security disclosures

Aurich Lawson / Getty People who find security vulnerabilities commonly run into difficulties when reporting them to the responsible company. But it’s less common for such situations to turn into tense trade-show confrontations—and competing claims of assault and blackmail. Yet that’s what happened when executives at Atrient—a casino technology firm headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan—stopped…

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Firefox will soon protect you against crypto-mining scripts

Firefox will soon protect you against crypto-mining scripts

For the uninitiated, illicit crypto-mining sees bad actors harnessing your machine to covertly mine cryptocurrency — a process that cranks up CPU activity and drains power. This is generally achieved through scripts running behind-the-scenes on websites. The latest Firefox update blocks the cryptocurrency scripts contained in Disconnect’s list. The same goes for fingerprinting: a data-driven…

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Initial findings put Boeing’s software at center of Ethiopian 737 crash

Initial findings put Boeing’s software at center of Ethiopian 737 crash

Abort Retry Fail — Preliminary finding connects Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, software misfire. Sean Gallagher – Mar 29, 2019 2:30 pm UTC Enlarge / The Boeing 737 MAX’s MCAS software was officially linked by FAA investigators to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight earlier this month. The software was intended to compensate…

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Boeing to mandate safety feature in MAX software upgrade: sources

Boeing to mandate safety feature in MAX software upgrade: sources

WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months. Boeing and the FAA are under global regulatory scrutiny over software and…

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UK report details new and existing Huawei security issues

UK report details new and existing Huawei security issues

The annual report from the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) oversight board points out “significant technical issues” in Huawei’s engineering process that lead to new telecom risks. Additionally, Huawei failed to address security concerns raised by the board in last year’s report. Those concerns centered around software development. As we reported then, Huawei was…

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