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Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Stop Using 6-Digit iPhone Passcodes

Now that police agents can allegedly crack iPhones protected with passcodes made of six numbers, it’s time to use longer, harder to guess and crack alphanumeric passphrases.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.16.18
Telegram
Telegram

Russian Government Blocks Telegram, but Telegram Vows to Fight Back

The encryption debate has reached the Kremlin.
Mack DeGeurin
4.13.18
Apple vs FBI
Apple vs FBI

FBI Barely Tried to Hack San Bernardino iPhone Before Going to Court With Apple

A new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General found that the FBI could have done more before going to court and arguing it needed Apple's help to unlock an alleged terrorist's phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.27.18
fugitives
fugitives

Four Alleged Associates of Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Encrypted Phone Company Are On the Run

Authorities have already arrested Vincent Ramos, Phantom Secure’s CEO. But the Department of Justice has indicted four other alleged Phantom associates, who are currently fugitives.
Joseph Cox
3.16.18
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Government Malware Company 'Grey Heron' Advertises Signal, Telegram Spyware

There's always a new player in the law enforcement hacking industry.
Joseph Cox
3.7.18
encryption
encryption

This Custom-Made Jihadi Encryption App Hides Messages in Images

A new program dubbed Muslim Crypt tries to keep extremist communications secure.
Joseph Cox
1.26.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

FBI Hacker Says Apple Are 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' for Encrypting iPhones

An FBI forensic expert lambasted Apple for making iPhones hard to hack into.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.10.18
Stay Vigilant
Stay Vigilant

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption

After analysis, 94 percent had "at least three" medium-risk vulnerabilities.
Jordan Pearson
11.29.17
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

How to Use Signal

Signal is one of the best apps to avoid surveillance and communicate safely with your friends.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.17
Tips
Tips

How to Securely Contact Motherboard

Here are all the ways you can safely and anonymously send us news tips and documents.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.21.17
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Sexting Securely

These are the basic steps you can take to protect yourself while sending and receiving explicit pictures, videos, and messages online.
Louise Matsakis
11.21.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Gmail vs ProtonMail: Which is More Secure?

Which email provider is more suited for the paranoid user?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.17