hackers

Def Con 2018

Hackers Can Edit Police Body Cam Footage Without Anybody Noticing

Police body camera footage is touted as objective and transparent by law enforcement agencies, but a security researcher demonstrated how easy it is to manipulate and access body camera footage.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.13.18
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Takes Over Pro Wrestler's Twitter Account, Protests Motherboard Investigation of Social Media Account Hacking

A member of OGUSERS hacked the pro wrestler Adam Cole with the goal of selling his Twitter account.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.24.18
Port Out Scam

Admin of Forum Where Users Trade Stolen Instagrams: Hacking Is ‘Not Our Problem’

Members of a forum where people trade stolen Instagram and other social media accounts react to Motherboard’s investigation.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.18
LOCK DOWN

Instagram Working on Stronger 2FA That Won't Use Your Phone Number

Some Instagram users are at particular risk of sim hijacking, where a hacker takes control of their phone number and uses that to break into accounts. Now, Instagram is pushing towards app-based authentication, which should make the hackers' job harder.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
Hacking

When ‘The World’s Most Famous Hacker’ Hacked a McDonald’s Restaurant Drive-In

When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.2.18
hackers

We Need to Change the Dictionary Definition of 'Hacker'

Most dictionaries, as well as popular culture, mistakenly define “hacker” with a malicious connotation. It’s time to change that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.28.18
Phone Crackers

Apple Is Testing a Feature That Could Kill Police iPhone Unlockers

Apple’s new security feature, USB Restricted Mode, is in the iOS 12 Beta, and it could kill the popular iPhone unlocking tools for cops made by Cellebrite and GrayShift.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Defaces Ticketfly’s Website, Steals Customer Database

A hacker took control of Ticketfly's website and claims to have stolen the company's customer database.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.31.18
Internet Insecurity

Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why

But Ukraine’s government says it thinks that Russia will use “VPNFilter” to attack Saturday’s Champions League final.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Seriously, Stop Using Flash

It's day five of our digital security tuneup and it's time to banish this internet relic.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.18.18
Internet Insecurity

Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years

The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The internet giant deleted some of them after Motherboard flagged the posts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.24.18
Internet Insecurity

‘Guild Wars 2’ Caught Using Spyware to Catch Cheaters

The makers of the popular multiplayer game caught almost 1,600 alleged cheaters using a program that scanned their computers for cheating software.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.16.18