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Threatpost News Wrap, June 23, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Citizen Lab's latest report, WannaCry hitting Honda, GhostHook, and Fireball.

iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should...

So yoursquo;re in the market for a new iPad.

Excellent choicemdash;I couldnrsquo;t live without mine.
Itrsquo;s my companion when Irsquo;m catching up on news and email in the morning over tea, reading a comic book in the evening to unwind, or watching a movie while traveling on a plane. Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line.But these days, picking an iPad can be tricky.

Apple currently sells four different models of iPad, with prices ranging from $329 to $1229.

There are size, storage, color, and connectivity options to consider.

All in all, there are 60 different variations of iPad from which to choose.
So which iPad is right for you? Read on.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

SpaceX completes first half of its weekend doubleheader

The company's successes are starting to stack up for the year 2017.

WatchGuard Technologies Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified...

WatchGuard believes its position as the only Visionary for the third year running is due to continued product innovation and ambitious roadmap23 June 2017 – For the third consecutive year, WatchGuardreg; Technologies has been positioned as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartnerrsquo;s Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market. “We consider our consistent Visionary position within the UTM Magic Quadrant a reflection of WatchGuardrsquo;s fundamental determination to understand,... Source: RealWire

‘Super Millennial’ Jack Parsons Crowned Young Digital Leader 2017

Jack Parsons, the 23 year old CEO of yourfeed, has been awarded Young Digital Leader of the Year award at a prestigious ceremony in Londonrsquo;s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel by Digital Leaders 100.The judging panel was made up of esteemed digital veterans including Maggie Philbin from TeenTech, Accenturersquo;s Emma McMuigan, Chris Yui from Uber and Jacqueline de Rojas from techUK.

The winners are selected from a 50% public vote and 50% judges vote. Jack was... Source: RealWire

The road to Java 9: The current status

Java 9 Standard Edition should bring big benefits to developersmdash;as soon as it actually arrives, now slated for September 21.The planned update to the popular enterprise language and platform is set to offer a world of new capabilities.

Among these are modularity, an experimental version of ahead-of-time compilation, and a REPL (read-eval-print-loop).[ The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Proposal: Fixes to most Java 9 bugs are on hold [ADDED June 23, 2017] With the initial release candidate build for Java 9 now published, Oracle has proposed that from here on out, only “showstopperrdquo; bugs be fixed for the production Java 9 release, which is due September 21.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Finastra to support Banco de Mexico with FusionRisk as it safeguards...

Mexicorsquo;s central bank will replace its legacy risk management system.

Bank expects to reduce the time it takes to calculate daily value at riskLondon, UK, and Toronto, Canada, 23 June 2017 – Mexicorsquo;s central bank, Banco de Mexico, has selected Finastra to transform its legacy risk management platform.

The central bank expects to deploy FusionRisk with the goal of enabling faster, more sophisticated risk analysis as ever-changing and volatile markets add new layers of complexity... Source: RealWire

So far, Beyond Good and Evil 2 prototype looks like No...

Creative director gets spaceship over 20,000 kmh but never lands the thing. Hmm.

Databarracks recognised in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a...

Provider named a Niche Player in Magic Quadrant for DRaaS for third consecutive yearLondon-based provider Databarracks has been recognised in Gartnerrsquo;s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service 2017. Peter Groucutt, managing director at Databarracks, commented on the announcement: “We are very proud to be included in the Magic Quadrant for DRaaS for a third consecutive year. We feel it is an incredible achievement for us as a specialist provider of disaster recovery and... Source: RealWire

ZTE ZENIC SDON wins Best Overall Multi-layer SDN Controller Implementation award...

22 June 2017, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced it has won the “Best Overall Multi-layer SDN Controller Implementationrdquo; award for its innovative ZENIC SDON solution at the annual Next Generation Optical Networking and Optical Data Centre Interconnect (NGON & Optical DCI) event in Nice, France.

By using Software Defined Network (SDN) technology on the wavelength... Source: RealWire

Citrix isn’t just for telecommuting, Red Bull Racing uses it at...

But the next big thing will be machine learning and AI for simulations and design.

Research: Signicat finds that Europe is “nearly there” with fully digital...

European eID schemes provide 69% of ID information needed to digitally apply for financial services3 European eID schemes provide all the necessary information Digital Identity Service Providers (DISP) are the key to bridging the gapOslo, Norway, 22 June 2017 – New research launched today by Signicat, the worldrsquo;s first and largest identity assurance provider, shows that through electronic identity (eID) schemes in Europe, consumers are closer to being able to apply for financial services 100%... Source: RealWire