Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has blamed the software that it used to track its aircraft for its erroneous report to air traffic controllers that MH370 was flying over Cambodian airspace about an hour after it went missing.
MAS explained that it made the deduction based on its ‘flight-following system’ which displayed the aircraft’s predicted position and not its actual location.
If anyone knows a thing or two about avoiding prying eyes, it's John McAfee.
After managing to elude Belizean authorities in an epic real-life murder drama last year, the antivirus pioneer is now looking to help you keep your own communications under wraps. In partnership with Rochester, N.Y.-based startup Etransfr, McAfee's software development company Future Tense Systems on Friday unveiled a new secure messaging app, dubbed Chadder.
The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.
Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications
A new WhiteHat Security report takes a deeper look into the security of a number of the most popular programming languages including .Net, Java, ColdFusion, ASP and more.
"Deciding which programming language to use is often based on considerations such as what the development team is most familiar with, what will generate code the fastest, or simply what will get the job done," said Jeremiah Grossman, founder and iCEO of WhiteHat Security. "How secure the language might be is simply an afterthought, which is usually too late."