Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Russia’s Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Russia’s Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

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HotlittlepotatoA major question hanging over the United States midterm election season: Where was Russia? But while GRU hackers didn’t directly interfere, they appear to be as active as ever. New research from two threat intelligence firms indicates that two prominent Russia-linked groups have been developing some clever phishing innovations, and are working purposefully to expand…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Brilliant’s Two Switch Control Is King of the Smart Home

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Brilliant’s Two Switch Control Is King of the Smart Home

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Earlier this year, I asked a friend to dog-sit for us while my family was on vacation. I lured her in with the promise of access to our fully-equipped smart house. She could peruse the full extent of my Apple Music subscription on our Sonos, or watch Netflix on our Apple TV. She could fiddle…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired DIY Tinkerers Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence

Hexbyte Tech News Wired DIY Tinkerers Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence

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In late winter of 1975, a scrap of paper started appearing on bulletin boards around the San Francisco Peninsula. “Are you building your own computer?” it asked. “Or some other digital black-magic box? If so, you might like to come to a gathering.” The invite drew 32 people to a Menlo Park, California, garage for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Autodesk to Acquire PlanGrid to Accelerate Construction Productivity | Autodesk News

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Autodesk to Acquire PlanGrid to Accelerate Construction Productivity | Autodesk News

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Companies Aim to Improve Information Exchange Across All Construction Project Teams SAN RAFAEL, CA, Nov 20, 2018 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PlanGrid, a leading provider of construction productivity software, for $875 million net of cash. This acquisition will enable Autodesk to offer a more comprehensive, cloud-based construction platform.…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New York City subway and bus services have entered ‘death spiral’, experts say

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New York City subway and bus services have entered ‘death spiral’, experts say

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New York City’s subway and bus service is already in crisis. It could be getting worse. And more expensive. Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) warned last week that without a major infusion of cash, they will have to drastically cut service or increase fares on the system that carries millions of New Yorkers…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By the Public

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By the Public

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Bettmann / Getty David Montero | an excerpt adapted from Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network | Viking | November 2018 | 16 minutes (4,298 words) In 1975, Peter Clark was a young attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded three years earlier, the Enforcement Division was tasked…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Frat boys, an 8-foot balloon and CFB’s best prank ever

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Frat boys, an 8-foot balloon and CFB’s best prank ever

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Nov 15, 2018Kyle BonaguraESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.Patrons at a small bar in Pocatello, Idaho, were a bit confused as to why a stranger showed up intent on watching the Harvard-Yale football game one day in 1982. He tried to explain, but no one really paid much attention…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers

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MAGECART BONANZA — Rival crime gangs race against each other to steal consumers’ personal data. Dan Goodin – Nov 20, 2018 9:26 pm UTC Payment card skimming that steals consumers’ personal information from e-commerce sites has become a booming industry over the past six months, with high-profile attacks against Ticketmaster, British Airways, Newegg, and Alex Jones’…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps

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Rural broadband speeds — FCC-funded rural broadband currently requires download speed of just 10Mbps. Jon Brodkin – Nov 20, 2018 9:12 pm UTC The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | NASA concerned about culture of “inappropriateness” at SpaceX

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | NASA concerned about culture of “inappropriateness” at SpaceX

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Unhappy NASA — Agency will continue to rely on Russian Soyuz vehicles while reviews take place. Eric Berger – Nov 20, 2018 9:00 pm UTC Enlarge / NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine must continue to rely on Dmitry Rogozin of Roscosmos while US commercial crew vehicles remain under development.In addition to spurring problems for the car…