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‘I Lived a Nightmare:’ SIM Hijacking Victims Share Their Stories

Nine victims of SIM hijacking—an increasingly popular scam—share their stories.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.18
Magneto
Magneto

New Hack Can Steal Data From Devices in Faraday Cages

Last year Wikileaks released documents detailing how attackers can compromise offline computers. This new study goes one step further, exposing the fallibility of Faraday cages
Mack DeGeurin
2.12.18
cyber-crime
cyber-crime

Amazon Is Fixing a Security Loophole with its 'Key' Service

After a researcher posted a video of an alleged hack of Amazon Key, the company is now trying to push a fix—while also telling journalists there isn’t really an issue.
Joseph Cox
2.7.18
point and click
point and click

New Tool Automatically Finds and Hacks Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices

Hacking just got fully automated for script kiddies.
Joseph Cox
1.31.18
Orpak
Orpak

Flaws in Gas Station Software Let Hackers Change Prices, Steal Fuel, Erase Evidence

Two security researchers discovered vulnerabilities in an automated gas management that allowed them to shut down fuel pumps, hijack credit card payments, and steal card numbers.
Kim Zetter
1.31.18
security
security

This CPU Exploit-Safe Version of 'Doom' Runs at .00003 FPS

One way to defend against Spectre and Meltdown.
Michael Byrne
1.30.18
seguridad digital
seguridad digital

La Guía Motherboard Para Evitar Ser Hackeado

¿Quieres evitar que los criminales ingresen a tu cuenta de Gmail o Facebook? ¿Te preocupa que la policía te espíe? Tenemos todas las respuestas sobre cómo protegerte.
Motherboard Staff
1.29.18
encryption
encryption

This Custom-Made Jihadi Encryption App Hides Messages in Images

A new program dubbed Muslim Crypt tries to keep extremist communications secure.
Joseph Cox
1.26.18
FlexiSpy
FlexiSpy

Florida Cop Bought Powerful Phone Malware That Can Intercept Emails and WhatsApp

In the first known case of a U.S. regional agency purchasing malware, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement officer bought FlexiSpy.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18
Wireless
Wireless

After More Than a Decade, Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets a Major Update

WPA3 promises better authentication, stronger encryption and protection for open networks.
Lucian Constantin
1.11.18
Wag
Wag

In Retrospect, I Shouldn't Have Given This App the Keys to My House

A dog walking app inadvertently exposed customers' addresses and codes to lockboxes where they kept keys to their homes.
Emanuel Maiberg
1.9.18
security
security

The Clever Engineering Behind Intel's Chipocalypse

When computer security collides with computer efficiency.
Michael Byrne
1.4.18