Posts Categorized: Bugwriting

Severity vs. Priority in Bug Writing

Random QA trivia time! One question that we sometime get in reference to our bugbase is, “What’s the difference between severity and priority? Aren’t these the same thing?” While the terms can be easily conflated, they actually do have individual meaning: Severity is a measurement of how serious an issue is. While its application does… Read more »

Artificial Intelligence for Bug Fixing Reaches a Milestone

It has long been a dream of software testers to have an artificial intelligence bot that can identify software bugs and subsequently create patches faster and better than a human coder. Well, as of October, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and University of Lille in France claim to be one step… Read more »

NYU Researchers Use Decoy Bugs to Bolster Software Security

When cyber criminals try to illicitly gain access to software programs, they typically start by looking for bugs that can be exploited to accept malicious inputs. These vulnerabilities act as hidden back doors that allow hackers to harvest user data, launch denial of service attacks and more. But what if hackers had to wade through… Read more »

Google’s Bug Bounty Offers Lucrative Payouts to Researchers

Security flaws and performance issues can put a serious dent in an application’s user base, and few companies understand the value of effective bug fixing better than Google. That’s why Google has invested heavily in its bug bounty program in recent years. This program offers monetary rewards to researchers who identify bugs in Google’s software… Read more »