security

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
3 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
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

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
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
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

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
security

Wireless Carriers Now Want to Be the Keepers of Your Website Login Data

But a history of privacy scandals makes them the worst candidates for the job.
Karl Bode
9.19.18
Internet Insecurity

Apple Killed TouchID Live In Front of Thousands of Eyewitnesses

RIP TouchID, 2013-2018.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.12.18
rideshare

China Suspends Carpool App After Two Passengers Murdered

Hitch, run by rideshare app Didi Chuxing, has been shut down for the time being.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.11.18
crypto

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Very Committed to Encryption in WhatsApp

During a Senate hearing, Sandberg said Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is still using end-to-end encryption, but did leave room for potential changes.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Gaming

Gun Violence Looms Over Gaming Events After Esports Mass Shooting

The Madden shooting has caused the gaming industry to reevaluate how it handles event security.
Matthew Gault
Emanuel Maiberg
8.29.18