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Month: September 2019

Risks of Not Testing Software Properly

Risks of Not Testing Software Properly

Life is full of risks, but with careful planning and strategic testing, there are ways to mitigate those risks. The job of software testers hinges solely on risk mitigation; insufficient software testing (or a complete lack thereof) increases the chance of developer complications, stakeholder disapproval, and bad consumer experiences. Software testing is, therefore, a top […]

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Why Cryptographic Systems Fail

Why Cryptographic Systems Fail

Cryptographic systems can be vulnerable to outside attacks beyond the well-known brute-force attacks. Cryptographic main weaknesses come in two forms: weaknesses within the algorithm itself and weaknesses with their implementation. To clarify, the latter are called side-channel attacks. Why are Cryptosystems Insecure? Cryptosystems typically rely on random number generation to ensure that algorithms can’t be […]

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