NetBeans 9.0 IDE to be Available at Apache

At the moment, version number 9.0 is passing certification and debugging in the fund's incubator to become an independent project of Apache
30 July 2018   1170

The Apache Software Foundation demonstrated the first release of the NetBeans IDE after the Oracle code transfer. At the moment, version number 9.0 is passing certification and debugging in the fund's incubator to become an independent project of Apache. The update includes support for Java SE, improvements in the work of Java 9 and Java 10, the integration of the Jigsaw paradigm for working with modules and other changes.

Key NetBeans innovations

  • Integrated tools for partitioning programs into modules using the JPMS (Jigsaw) paradigm for JDK 9. A Java project can be modular by adding a module-info.java file that supports code completion.
  • A new type of project called Java Modular, which allows you to develop several modules in a single project. At the same time, their assembly will occur simultaneously, and dependency management is performed through the files module-info.java. Such an application looks like a multi-module structure.
  • The appearance of REPL in Java with the connection of the Java Shell interactive shell. The tool allows you to run and test one-liners during the development process and automatically picks up the user settings for the classes and libraries of the project.
  • Refactoring tools and hints for transformations of the new var type and error detection tools for misuse of this type in JDK 10
  • Expanding and collapsing nodes in the tree with profiling results that simplify the actions with the code
  • Arbitrary resizing of pop-up dialog boxes

In the next release, developers plan to add tools that improve support for Java EE, PHP, JavaScript / HTML5, Groovy and C / C ++. Read more about all the changes in NetBeans 9.0 on the Apache blog.

Vulnerabilities to be Found in Android & Google Photo

As reported, they are already patched, but affected millions of users around the world
21 March 2019   95

Detected bugs in Android and Google Photos, which led to data leaks. They are already patched, but affected millions of users around the world.

The Android vulnerability was covered in the WebView component and affected all versions of Android from 4.4 and above. WebView allows you to embed web browsing into an Android application and was originally part of Chromium. This means that the vulnerability applies not only to the mobile version of Chrome, but to all Android browsers based on this engine.

Using a vulnerability in WebView, an attacker could gain access to user accounts, browser history and other data.

It turns out that the web version of the Google Photo service revealed user data when attacking via third-party channels. An attacker can get the metadata of the photos, as well as information about where the picture was taken.