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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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March madness: Microsoft's terrible month of Windows and Office patches

Microsoft faces a metric mess of Windows and Office bugs after last month's respite

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GitLab Enterprise 9 tweaks user management, application monitoring

The new features show GitLab remaining as interested in the full lifecycle of software development as it is in code hosting

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Windows 7 patch block takes out AMD processor

A report has surfaced about the new Win7/8.1 patch ban disabling Windows Update on an older AMD A6-8570 processor

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Hackers threaten to wipe millions of Apple devices, demand ransom

A group of hackers is threatening to wipe millions of iOS devices in two weeks if Apple doesn't pay them $150,000

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US lawmakers question police use of facial recognition tech

Representatives plan legislation to limit searches of facial recognition databases by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies

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Search begins for workarounds to Microsoft's Win7/8.1 on Kaby Lake/Ryzen patch ban

As threatened, Microsoft is actively blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on newer hardware, but users report some success in getting around the ban

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Devops embraces security measures to build safer software

Survey finds that devops teams are automating security throughout the software development lifecycle to create better and safer code

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Rust, React, JavaScript, Python top Stack Overflow survey

The programming community's survey also finds that many developers are newcomers to the field

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Mozilla vies with Apple over future of web graphics

Based on the existing Khronos API, Mozilla's plan could lead to competing proposals submitted by two different standards bodies

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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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Flaws in Moodle CMS put thousands of e-learning websites at risk

Organizations that use the popular Moodle learning management system should deploy the latest patches as soon as possible because they fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take over web servers.

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Oracle sets priorities for Java 9 bug fixes

Only P1 or P2 bugs that are critical and can be fixed before the July 27 release date will be addressed; all others will be deferred for now

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HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for $650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

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PyPy powers up Python 3.5

Latest version of the just-in-time compiler can run Python 3.5 scripts with asynchronous syntax and bolsters support for 2.x apps that use C-accelerated modules

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10 reasons to look for a new job

Underpaid? Unchallenged? Unhappy with the culture at work? It might be time to look for a new job

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Apple's new iPad lineup slashes prices, the iPad Air, and iPad Mini storage options

Apple reboots the original iPad with an A9 chip and a lower price as it looks to reinvigorate its foundering family of tablets

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US bans electronics larger than smartphones in cabins on certain flights

The Department of Homeland Security cited the threat of terrorists smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items

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