Infosec

Port Out Scam
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
3 days ago
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victims' weakness? Phone numbers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5 days ago
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5 days ago
Hacking
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
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever

Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.29.18
hackers
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
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Online Betting Site Left Employees' Logins and Passwords Open to Hackers

The British betting site BetVictor allegedly left several administrative logins and passwords exposed through a search feature on its site, potentially allowing hackers to break into its internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.27.18
Vault 7
Vault 7

WikiLeaks Shares Alleged Diaries of Accused CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte

The secret-spilling organization posted a series of first-person missives allegedly written by Joshua Schulte. The undated letters chronicle Schulte’s arrest and time in jail.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.19.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

“Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.”
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.14.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Make Malware Look Like Apple Software

Hackers could have snuck malware past several popular third-party Mac security tools thanks to a mistake in how the tools were implementing Apple digital certificate APIs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.12.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Founder of Cybersecurity Company Says His Firm Was Sanctioned Because He was Born in Russia

The US Treasury sanctioned five companies accusing them of helping the Russian government hack. But the founder of one of those companies vehemently denied the accusations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.11.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Some Signal Disappearing Messages Are Not Disappearing

Journalists and sources may try to secure their communications not just with encryption, but also with automatically disappearing messages. But Signal has a nasty bug that can retain some messages.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.8.18