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Motherboard's Security Tuneup
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
17 hours ago
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

Ad Blockers Are Good for Security, Too

On day four of our security tuneup, we recommend installing and ad-blocker...but consider white listing trusted sites!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication on Everything

Day three of our personal security tuneup: turn on that 2FA!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.16.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

It's Time to Actually Use Your Password Manager

Day two of our Personal Security Tuneup has you start swapping out your lazy passwords for secure ones, stored in a manager.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
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
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
twitter did a bad
twitter did a bad

You Should Change Your Twitter Password Right Now

"We are very sorry this happened," the company told its 330 million users.
Samantha Cole
5.3.18
revenge porn
revenge porn

Police Have Seized Revenge Porn Site Anon-IB

"Cybercrime teams from the Dutch police have seized the Anon-IB forum in an ongoing investigation concerning criminal offenses."
Matthew Gault
Joseph Cox
4.25.18
malware
malware

Millions of Chrome Users Have Installed Malware Posing as Ad Blockers

Andrey Meshkov, the cofounder of ad-blocker AdGuard, took a look at the script in some popular ad-blocking knockoffs and found some shady business.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.19.18
Moveable
Moveable

Inside BlackBerry’s Push to Dominate the Security Market for Autonomous Cars

After its epic smartphone failure, BlackBerry is determined to fend off competitors in automotive.
Tracey Lindeman
4.13.18
facebook messages
facebook messages

Facebook Promises Not to Secretly Delete More of Zuckerberg's Messages For Now

People will soon be able to get rid of their old Facebook messages, the company announced.
Sarah Emerson
4.6.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18