News IBM Launches Security Testing Service for Blockchain-Based Products This week IBM's X-Force Red security division announced it has launched a new testing service to help find weaknesses and fix vulnerabilities in Blockchain-based releases. "The X-Force Red Blockchain Testing service will evaluate the whole implementation including chain code, public key infrastructure and hyperledgers. X-Force Red will also test backend processes, applications and physical hardware used to control access and manage blockchain networks," the company explained. "Leveraging the extensive security and developer expertise of X-Force Red penetration testers, the service will evaluate both the backend processes used to manage blockchain networks as well as the actual ledger environment," it continued. According to IBM, the service includes a manual code review, review of security processes and elements such as access controls, and hands-on penetration testing via the X-Force Red team. More … [Read more...] about IBM Launches Security Testing Service for Blockchain-Based Products — ADTmag
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Google's video chat service, Google Duo, is now available to web users in the US, having been previously restricted to iOS, Android, and Chromebook devices. To use Google Duo in your web browser, simply head to duo.google.com – if you already have an account and are signed in, you should see a box containing your contacts. Google Home reviewCheck out the best smart speakers of 2019How to use your phone to video chat with your familyNew users will need to sign up and verify their mobile number before gaining access to the video chat service. Right now, there's no word on when this feature will come to users outside of the US; if you're in the UK for example, heading to the Google Duo website will just take you to a landing page for the mobile app. Move aside FaceTimeHaving recently started testing a group video calling feature, it looks like Google is upping the competition against the likes of Apple's FaceTime.However, some users that have tested the group … [Read more...] about Google Duo video chat service comes to web users
Updated 7:49 am PST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 In this Jan. 20, 2019 photo, Morgan Richardson holds a photo of herself, her twin sister Lauren, left, and mother Deborah in Chicago. Richardson, whose biological father was an anonymous sperm donor has discovered via a DNA testing service that she has 15 half siblings. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune via AP) less In this Jan. 20, 2019 photo, Morgan Richardson holds a photo of herself, her twin sister Lauren, left, and mother Deborah in Chicago. Richardson, whose biological father was an anonymous sperm donor has ... more Photo: Terrence Antonio James, AP Photo: Terrence Antonio James, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Jan. 20, 2019 photo, Morgan Richardson holds a photo of herself, her twin sister … [Read more...] about Chicago woman finds 15 half siblings through DNA test
Website and app development is a necessary facet in today’s tech-based company culture. But as technological developments speed along, so too do the strings of potential bugs in new tech code. To discover the best methods for testing a product for errors before launch, I asked a panel of entrepreneurs from YEC the following question: Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit. Visit Hard Fork. CLICK IT When developing or updating your website or app, what’s one tool or method you rely on to test the front end before a launch? Their best answers are below: 1. Rapid design methodology Nick Chasinov, Teknicks 2. Beta/staging environment Alex Miller, Upgraded Points 3. Qualitative observational research Tony Scherba, Yeti 4. User testing Thursday Bram, The Responsible Communication Style Guide 5. Blisk.io is a great tool for testing out the front end prior to launch. It’s a web browser specifically for developers that shows you how … [Read more...] about 12 effective methods for testing tech before launch
caption Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) source Pete Marovich/Getty Images Senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results Monday showing that she probably has some Native American heritage. A geneticist at Stanford University who analyzed Warren’s DNA said he has “very high confidence” in the test results. DNA tests can’t tell you anything about your ancestry with 100% certainty. Here’s what they really do. For years, Senator Elizabeth Warren has touted the fact that she’s part Cherokee, expressing pride in her Native heritage. President Donald Trump has routinely mocked that assertion, using the nickname “Pocahontas” for Warren. In a July rally, Trump even said that if she could prove, based on DNA testing, that she has Native American ancestors, then he would donate $1 million to the charity of Warren’s choice. On Monday, Warren answered that call. “A famous geneticist … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren says a DNA test proves she has a Native American ancestor, but it’s not that simple. Here’s what the results really show.