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Stalkerware
Stalkerware

A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company’s Servers—Again

"I don't want to live in a world where younger generations grow up without privacy."
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3 days ago
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

People Are Actually Using a Joke Dating Site That Matches People Based on Their Passwords

This website answers the question no one ever asked: what if you dated someone who used the same password?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.13.18
Magneto
Magneto

New Hack Can Steal Data From Devices in Faraday Cages

Last year Wikileaks released documents detailing how attackers can compromise offline computers. This new study goes one step further, exposing the fallibility of Faraday cages
Mack DeGeurin
2.12.18
Pyeongchang Olympics
Pyeongchang Olympics

Researchers: We Found the Olympic-Disrupting Malware

They're calling the malware 'Olympic Destroyer' and say they have "moderate confidence" that it was used to disrupt the Opening Ceremony.
Joseph Cox
2.12.18
iPhone
iPhone

How a Low-Level Apple Employee Leaked Some of the iPhone's Most Sensitive Code

This is how a small group of friends lost control of the leaked iBoot source code. The story behind one of Apple's most embarrassing leaks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.9.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Key iPhone Source Code Gets Posted Online in 'Biggest Leak in History'

Source code for iBoot, one of the most critical iOS programs, was anonymously posted on GitHub.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.8.18
zero days
zero days

How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.7.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
World Of Spyware
World Of Spyware

Hacking Team Is Still Alive Thanks to a Mysterious Investor From Saudi Arabia

An investor from Saudi Arabia is apparently behind a company that bought a stake in the controversial spyware vendor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.18
inseguridad en Internet
inseguridad en Internet

Why We Published the Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked in Spanish

Native Spanish speakers in the US face specific threats to their digital security.
Motherboard Staff
1.29.18
seguridad digital
seguridad digital

La Guía Motherboard Para Evitar Ser Hackeado

¿Quieres evitar que los criminales ingresen a tu cuenta de Gmail o Facebook? ¿Te preocupa que la policía te espíe? Tenemos todas las respuestas sobre cómo protegerte.
Motherboard Staff
1.29.18
FlexiSpy
FlexiSpy

Florida Cop Bought Powerful Phone Malware That Can Intercept Emails and WhatsApp

In the first known case of a U.S. regional agency purchasing malware, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement officer bought FlexiSpy.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18