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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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Different Types of Biometrics

Different Types of Biometrics

When most people think of biometrics, they imagine fingerprint or facial recognition, but there are many different types of biometrics used today to identify and authenticate individuals. Whether for security, access, or fraud prevention, biometrics come in many forms, and the software needed to collect biometric data is evolving quickly, as well. Here are 14 […]

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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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Emulators Versus Physical Devices: Which is Better?

Emulators Versus Physical Devices: Which is Better?

When it comes to mobile testing, developers have two choices: emulators versus physical devices. Emulators/simulators are software programs that mimic a device’s features. These are virtual devices that act like real smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices. While typically lumped together, simulators and emulators are slightly different. Essentially, emulators mimic the outer behavior of an […]

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Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities

Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities

Scanning for web application vulnerabilities involves setting up a program that communicates with your system’s web application via the website’s front end. Next, this scanner program interacts with the back-end databases and other resources. Essentially, the goal of this program is to determine if there any vulnerabilities in the web application or architecture. Notably, identifying […]

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What is the Definition of Biometrics?

What is the Definition of Biometrics?

Biometrics is a pretty straight-forward term: bio = life and metrics = measurement. Therefore, the definition of biometrics is simply the measurement of life. More specifically, biometric is the measurement of different biological components unique to each individual to confirm identity. Though the primary function of biometrics is identification and access control, some biometric technology […]

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