cybersecurity

The Weakest Link

How to Tell if Your Account Has Been Hacked

How to check if your Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other accounts have been hacked.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
movies

Real Hackers Tell Us Why They Love the Movie 'Hackers'

We asked a bunch of hackers why they love the over-the-top, cult 90s movie 'Hackers.'
Jake Davis
a day ago
Opinion

The Internet Needs More Friction

Tech companies’ obsession with moving data across the internet as fast as possible has made it less safe.
Justin Kosslyn
a day ago
The Weakest Link

Massive Data Leaks Keep Happening Because Big Companies Can Afford to Lose Your Data

When criminal hackers keep breaking into big company networks to grab consumer data, the reason comes down to dollars and nonsense.
Erik Sherman
2 days ago
Opinion

The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It

What do Heartbleed, WannaCry, and million dollar iPhone bugs have in common?
Alex Gaynor
2 days ago
Hacking

Why Is Antivirus Software Still a Thing?

Antivirus has been around for more than 20 years. Do you still need it to protect yourself today?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.12.18
Election Security

Voting Machine Manual Instructed Election Officials to Use Weak Passwords

A vendor manual for voting machines used in about ten states shows the vendor instructed customers to use trivial, easy to crack passwords and to re-use the passwords when changing log-in credentials.
Kim Zetter
11.5.18
spyware

‘Stalkerware’ Website Let Anyone Intercept Texts of Tens of Thousands of People

A hacker exposes the awful security of two companies that sell spyware for consumers. By simply viewing the HTML of a particular website, anyone could log in and rummage through Facebook messages, texts, and phone call data.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.31.18
Twitter

This Tiny Picture on Twitter Contains the Complete Works of Shakespeare

“I was just testing to see how much raw data I could cram into a tweet," the computer science undergraduate behind the demonstration said.
Joseph Cox
10.31.18
Hacking

How ‘Mr. Hashtag’ Helped Saudi Arabia Spy on Dissidents

Saud Al-Qahtani, a close advisor of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, was tasked with buying Hacking Team spyware, and apparently moonlighted as a member of online cybercrime website Hack Forums.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.29.18
State of Surveillance

Government Spyware Vendor Left Customer, Victim Data Online for Everyone to See

The Germany-based spyware startup Wolf Intelligence exposed its own data, including surveillance target’s information, passports scans of its founder and family, and recordings of meetings.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.24.18