Why Your Ad Blocker Doesn’t Block Those ‘Please Turn Off Your Ad Blocker’ Popups

It is technically pretty simple to disable those pop ups, but many ad blocker plugins choose to let them live.
Kaleigh Rogers
4 days ago

The Internet Needs More Friction

Tech companies’ obsession with moving data across the internet as fast as possible has made it less safe.
Justin Kosslyn
The Weakest Link

Patching Is Failing as a Security Paradigm

Many of the most damaging hacks in recent history were only possible because someone failed to update software.
Bruce Schneier

The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It

What do Heartbleed, WannaCry, and million dollar iPhone bugs have in common?
Alex Gaynor
The Weakest Link

What Constant Surveillance Does to Your Brain

Technology is getting more adept at tracking our moves and anticipating our choices, and being watched all the time can make us feel anxious.
Kaleigh Rogers
The Weakest Link

Is It Safe to Share a Netflix or HBO Go Account?

The impulse behind our willingness to share our Netflix or HBO Go passwords with other people could be hardwired.
Sarah Emerson
The Weakest Link

How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.
Lucian Constantin
The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link in Cybersecurity Isn't Human, It’s the Infrastructure

Welcome to Motherboard's third annual hacking week.
Jason Koebler
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.

Old School 'Sniffing' Attacks Can Still Reveal Your Browsing History

The way that major browsers store history and structure links leaves them vulnerable to old school ‘sniffing’ attacks, according to new research from the University of California San Diego.
Caroline Haskins
security research

Feds Expand Security Researchers' Ability to Hack Without Going to Jail

"No researcher wants to end up in jail for discovering a vulnerability."
Karl Bode
machine learning

Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students’ faces could be the not-too-distant future for schools across America and beyond.
Rose Eveleth