security

amazon

Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

Neighbors, a social media crime-reporting app owned by Amazon, creates a digital ecosystem in which you are encouraged to assume the worst about your neighbors—and people of color are once again being harmed.
Caroline Haskins
2.7.19
Another Day Another Hack

We Asked a Hacker Who Spoke to a Guy Through His Nest Cam Why He Did It

The Anonymous Calgary Hivemind has been systematically hacking into smart home security cameras to warn their owners.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.21.18
amazon

Amazon Sent 1,700 Alexa Recordings to the Wrong Person

Home assistants are continuously recording and constantly uploading details of your everyday life, and sometimes, these recordings can end up in the wrong hands.
Caroline Haskins
12.20.18
security

Hacker Talks to Arizona Man Directly Through His IoT Security Camera

The man identified himself as a “white hat hacker” and part of the “Anonymous Calgary Mindhive.”
Kaleigh Rogers
12.17.18
adblockers

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
12.12.18
Opinion

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
11.16.18
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
11.16.18
Opinion

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
11.15.18
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
11.14.18
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
11.14.18
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
11.13.18
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
11.12.18
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