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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Newly Discovered Facebook Bug Allowed Anyone To Delete Your Photos With A Poll

A security researcher found a critical bug in a new Facebook feature, and got a $10,000 reward for telling the social media giant.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.27.17
How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

How to Protect Your SIM Card and Phone Number

Hackers are increasingly trying to take over phone numbers to target email and banking accounts. Here's how to stop them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Cover Up a Breach Impacting 57 Million Customers

In addition to being yet another public relations nightmare for Uber, the way the company handled the breach might be in violation of data breach disclosure laws.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.21.17
How Hacking Works
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
11.15.17
Hack Back
Hack Back

Ex-NSA Director Says Companies Should Never Hack Back Because They Could Start Wars

Keith Alexander, the retired general who headed the NSA for nine years, is not a fan of letting companies go after hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.6.17
tv
tv

A Roundtable of Hackers Dissects 'Mr. Robot' Season 3 Episode 4: 'Metadata'

Technologists, hackers, and journalists recap the latest episode of the realistic hacking show.
Yael Grauer
11.3.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Bug in Google's Bug Tracker Lets Researcher Access List of Company's Vulnerabilities

A series of bugs allowed hackers to snoop into one of Google’s most sensitive internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.30.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Equifax Was Warned

Last year, a security researcher alerted Equifax that anyone could have stolen the personal data of all Americans. The company failed to heed the warning.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.26.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

New Ransomware ‘Bad Rabbit’ Spreading Quickly Through Russia and Ukraine

There’s a potentially massive new ransomware spreading in eastern Europe.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.24.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

There’s ‘No Excuse’ for the T-Mobile Bug That Helped Hackers Steal Accounts

Bugs happen to everyone, but the company failed to monitor for simple signs of abuse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number

The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.10.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Whoops! Yahoo! Says! 2013! Hack! Actually! Hit! 3 Billion! Users!

One billion, thee billion... what's the difference?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.17