Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Fin7: The Inner Workings of a Billion-Dollar Hacking Group

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Fin7: The Inner Workings of a Billion-Dollar Hacking Group

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The Fin7 hacking group has leeched, by at least one estimate, well over a billion dollars from companies around the world. In the United States alone, Fin7 has stolen more than 15 million credit card numbers from over 3,600 business locations. On Wednesday, the Justice Department revealed that it had arrested three alleged members of…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Reddit Got Hacked Thanks to a Woefully Insecure Two-Factor Setup

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Reddit Got Hacked Thanks to a Woefully Insecure Two-Factor Setup

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Reddit said in a blog post Wednesday that a hacker broke into the company’s systems in June and gained access to a variety of data, including user emails, source code, internal files, and “all Reddit data from 2007 and before.” And it likely could have been avoided if some Reddit employees were using two-factor authentication…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Bioengineers Are Closer Than Ever To Lab-Grown Lungs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Bioengineers Are Closer Than Ever To Lab-Grown Lungs

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The lungs in Joan Nichols’ lab have been keeping her up at night. Like children, they’re delicate, developing, and in constant need of attention, which is why she and her team at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Lung Lab have spent the last several years taking turns driving to the lab at…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired FCC Offers Small ISPs a Boost, but a Bigger Setback Looms

Hexbyte Tech News Wired FCC Offers Small ISPs a Boost, but a Bigger Setback Looms

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Jason Alden/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesJason Alden/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesSmall internet providers expect a helping hand from the Federal Communications Commission Thursday, a move that could spur competition and perhaps lower prices. But the commission is also considering a more sweeping proposal that would hurt upstarts to the benefit of industry giants like AT&T.Both issues revolve around how much access…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Sweeping Chinese Landscapes Transformed By Rapid Development

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Sweeping Chinese Landscapes Transformed By Rapid Development

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Shan Shui, meaning “mountains and water” in Mandarin, is a traditional Chinese art form that celebrates the beauty of China’s rugged landscapes. In ancient times, according to one 13th-century poet, painters took their brushes and ink to the hills to sketch “rivers and mountains for thousands of miles.”Today, China’s rugged landscapes are rapidly changing, and…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Mila Kunis and Justin Theroux on the Proper Way to Play Halo

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Mila Kunis and Justin Theroux on the Proper Way to Play Halo

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Videogames have been around for so long it’s almost impossible that anyone under 60 hasn’t spent some time playing them. So when someone says they enjoy gaming, it’s not entirely surprising. What might warrant a double-take, however, is actor Justin Theroux saying he often plays videogames with Will Arnett.”We play Call of Duty,” Theroux tells…