Hacking

encryption

Slack Doesn’t Have End-to-End Encryption Because Your Boss Doesn’t Want It

A former Slack employee and the company's current chief information security officer say that Slack's paying customers aren't that interested in end-to-end encryption.
Joseph Cox
14 hours ago
Hacking

Facebook Says 14 Million People Got Their Location Data and Private Search History Stolen

The social network elaborated on the recent data breach, explaining exactly what kind of data the hackers accessed, and revealing that the victims were 30 million, and not 50 million users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
kanye west

Kanye West Has Literally the Worst iPhone Passcode You Could Ever Have

If starting from the lowest possible number and going up, Kanye’s passcode would literally be the first one you would try.
Joseph Cox
10.11.18
Port Out Scam

'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing Ransom

Jared Goetz's credit card was fraudulently charged, his phone cut-off, and his email account hacked. But in an extraordinary phone call, Goetz managed to talk the hacker down, and get his digital life back.
Joseph Cox
10.11.18
Hacking

Cops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency

A California task force caught another big name in the criminal underground world of SIM hijackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.11.18
Hacking

The Pentagon's Weapons Are 'Easily Hacked' With 'Basic Tools'

A new government report reveals that it took hackers just one hour to gain access to a weapon system, and the Pentagon didn't change the default password on "multiple" systems.
Matthew Gault
10.10.18
Hacking

The Cybersecurity World Is Debating WTF Is Going on With Bloomberg’s Chinese Microchip Stories

No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.9.18
State of Surveillance

German Art Activists Get Passport Using Digitally Altered Photo of Two Women Merged Together

It's part of an artwork called “Mask ID,” a campaign that’s encouraging ordinary citizens to “flood government databases with misinformation” and disrupt mass surveillance programs.
Caroline Christie
10.9.18
Hacking

Google+ Is Shutting Down After a Security Bug Exposed User Info

RIP to a social network that brought Google nothing but headaches.
Matthew Gault
10.8.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
Hacking

The Worst Hack in Science Fiction Has Allegedly Already Happened in Real Life

Chinese hackers planted a malicious chip into computer equipment used by a slew of US companies, including Apple and Amazon, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
10.4.18
Hacking

Hacking Week Call for Pitches: Who Is the Weakest Link In Cybersecurity?

Pitch us stories for Motherboard’s third hacking week.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.1.18