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Dapp industry reached new heights in Q2 2024

The Web3 ecosystem has witnessed a resurgence in Q2 2024, with the NFT sector in particular experiencing its strongest performance since Q1 2023.

According to a DappRadar report, the dapp industry has seen a 40% increase in usage compared to the previous quarter, reaching an...

CocoaPods flaws highlight growing supply chain risks

Security researchers at E.V.A Information Security have uncovered several critical vulnerabilities in CocoaPods, a popular dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C projects. These vulnerabilities potentially expose millions of Apple devices to supply chain attacks, highlighting the growing...

Critical OpenSSH vulnerability threatens millions of Linux systems

A severe vulnerability in OpenSSH's server (sshd) has been uncovered by Qualys’ Threat Research Unit (TRU), potentially affecting over 14 million Linux systems worldwide. The flaw, designated as CVE-2024-6387, allows for remote unauthenticated code execution (RCE) with root privileges on...

GitLab’s DevSecOps report highlights AI challenges

GitLab's 8th annual Global DevSecOps Report has unveiled a complex landscape of software development, highlighting disparities between executive perceptions and developer realities. The survey, conducted in April 2024, gathered insights from over 5,300 professionals across the software...

Unfolding the Kaspersky saga in the US

The United States' recent decision to prohibit the sale of Kaspersky software and impose penalties on 12 of its executives is a significant development in the intersection of cybersecurity and international relations. This action, which follows years of growing distrust and geopolitical...

Linux Foundation forms trust for advancing decentralisation

The Linux Foundation has announced plans to establish the Linux Foundation Decentralized Trust (LF Decentralized Trust), a new umbrella organisation aimed at supporting the advancement of decentralised technologies.

Building on the foundation's existing blockchain and digital identity...

Microsoft faces new EU antitrust charges over Teams

Microsoft faces new EU antitrust charges over Teams app

The European Commission has accused Microsoft of illegally tying its chat and video app Teams with its popular Office package.

The recent antitrust complaint made by rival Slack (now owned by Salesforce) might result in a hefty fine for Microsoft if it is found guilty of these alleged...

Google: Third-party stores in Play Store would cost over $61M

In the wake of Epic Games' victory against Google last December, where a jury ruled that the Google Play app store and Google Play Billing constitute illegal monopolies, the tech giant has revealed the potential costs of implementing court-ordered changes to Android.

Google estimates...

Linux community mourns loss of WiFi driver expert

The Linux kernel community is in mourning following the loss of Larry Finger, a longtime and prolific contributor to WiFi drivers. Finger, who began his contributions to the Linux kernel in 2005 and had over 1,500 kernel patches accepted into the mainline Linux kernel, passed away on 21 June...

Optus breach is a wake-up call for secure coding practices

A “coding error” in Optus Mobile's systems led to a massive data breach affecting over nine million customers, sparking a lawsuit from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

The case, filed under number VID429/2024 in the Federal Court of Australia, highlights...

Mozilla ramps up Manifest V3 support in Firefox

Mozilla continues to increase Manifest V3 (MV3) support for add-on developers, with recent Firefox releases introducing key improvements aimed at enhancing Chrome compatibility and user experience.

Building upon previous work in Firefox 126, the release of Firefox 127 this week...

Dave Burke retires as VP of Android engineering

After 14 years of steering Android's engineering efforts, Dave Burke has announced his retirement from his vice president role.

In a post on X, Burke said, "it's time for a change," signalling the end of his tenure that saw Android grow from a fledgling platform to a global...

Hackers are increasingly exploiting packers to spread malware

Cybersecurity researchers from Check Point have uncovered an increasing trend of hackers exploiting commercial packing tools like BoxedApp to conceal and distribute various malware strains. Over the past year, a significant surge in the abuse of BoxedApp products has been observed, particularly...

‘Impact Engineering’ development approach outperforms Agile

The Agile Manifesto has shaped software development for over 21 years. However, empirical research into its real-world effectiveness remains scarce. Recent findings highlight a pressing concern: 81% of business decision-makers in the UK and 89% in the USA worry about on-time software project...

Apple updates Developer app ahead of WWDC 2024

Apple has released an update to its Apple Developer app in preparation for WWDC 2024, scheduled to commence next Monday.

The revamped Developer app will serve as the hub for 2024 session videos, 1-on-1 labs with Apple engineers and designers, and additional resources. Apple will...

Microsoft unveils DirectSR to unify super resolution technologies

Microsoft has announced the preview release of DirectSR, a new API designed to standardise super resolution (SR) support in Direct3D 12 titles. The company has collaborated with AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA to build this API, enabling developers to seamlessly leverage their in-market upscaling...

Sonatype exposes malicious PyPI package ‘pytoileur’

Sonatype has exposed 'pytoileur', a malicious PyPI package designed to download and install trojanised Windows binaries capable of surveillance, commandeering persistence, and stealing cryptocurrency. This discovery is part of a broader, months-long "Cool package" campaign aimed at infiltrating...

Google continues AI push with new Gemini tools for developers

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference with a clear emphasis on AI, unveiling a suite of new Gemini-powered solutions to empower developers.

At the forefront is an expansion of Google's Gemini language model, including the public preview of 1.5 Flash which is designed...

Microsoft to launch web-based mobile app store in July

At the Bloomberg Technology Summit, Microsoft’s President of Xbox, Sarah Bond, declared that the company is set to launch its new mobile store this July. This long-discussed move aims to establish an alternative to dominant marketplaces like the App Store and Play Store.

Unlike...