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Facebook

Facebook Knows You Don’t Want to Trust Its Portal Camera

After so many privacy issues in the last two years, the social media company is hoping that putting security front and center will lure users to its new product.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.8.18
Facebook

How 50 Million Facebook Users Were Hacked

Facebook revealed more details about how hackers exploited three distinct bugs to get the ability to control up to 50 million users’ accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
9.28.18
Strange Loops

Watch This Hacked NES 'Reverse Emulate' Super Nintendo Games

The hacker who pulled it off says it could be a preview of what it’ll look like if we start adding new capabilities to the human brain.
Jon Christian
5.30.18
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Canadian Banks Say ‘Fraudsters’ Stole Information From at Least 40,000 Customers

Attackers electronically accessed personal and account information from clients at Simplii Financial and the Bank of Montreal.
Jordan Pearson
5.28.18
comcast

For the Love of God, Stop Renting Routers From Comcast

A bug in Comcast’s router and modem activation process potentially exposed the private data of millions of customers who rented hardware from the company.
Karl Bode
5.24.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Put an Extra Passcode On Your Cellphone Account

Your cellphone number is the key to your entire online identity. Criminals are increasingly targeting people's phone numbers as a way to steal their identities and break into their most sensitive accounts.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.22.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Take Five Minutes to Update Your OS and Apps

For day one of our digital security tuneup, take a minute to update all your operating systems.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Introducing Motherboard’s Digital Security Tuneup

Join us every day for one week to get your data on lock.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.11.18
Instagram

A Computer-Generated, Pro-Trump Instagram Model Said She Hacked Lil Miquela, Another CGI Instagram Model

The profile of Lil Miquela, who has nearly a million followers, has been replaced with images of a new CGI model called Bermuda.
Jason Koebler
4.17.18
Internet Insecurity

An Anonymous YouTube Video Has Started a Battle in the Secretive Secure Phone Industry

"Secure phone" companies are fighting with each other after someone posted a video claiming to hack one of the devices.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18
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Electrum Bitcoin Wallets Were Vulnerable to Hackers for Two Years

Developers left the vulnerability unpatched for months after being alerted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.18
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Hackers Hijacked an Internet Provider to Mine Cryptocurrency with Laptops In Starbucks

This is an evolution of a popular scheme.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.17