security

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
face recognition
face recognition

This Hat Can Fool a Face Recognition System Into Thinking You're Moby

Researchers created an infrared light device that obscures your face from detection software and can even project someone else’s face onto your own.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.19.18
Hey Cortana
Hey Cortana

Researchers Bypassed Windows Password Locks With Cortana Voice Commands

Two independent Israeli researchers found a way for an attacker to bypass the lock protection on Windows machines and install malware by using voice commands directed at Cortana.
Kim Zetter
3.6.18
calm down
calm down

Against Hack Porn

Media outlets often cover fanciful hacking techniques, but they need to make it clear that these attacks will probably never apply to most readers.
Joseph Cox
2.26.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

'Critical' T-Mobile Bug Allowed Hackers To Hijack Users' Accounts

A security researcher discovered a flaw in a T-Mobile website that let hackers log in as any customer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.18
ethereum
ethereum

Millions of Dollars In Ethereum Are Vulnerable to Hackers Right Now

Researchers discovered 34,200 buggy smart contracts on Ethereum.
Jordan Pearson
2.22.18
Another Day Another Hack
Another Day Another Hack

Harper’s Magazine Warns Subscribers That Passwords May Have Been Stolen

No one is immune to the ever-rolling wave of account data breaches.
Joseph Cox
2.22.18
SIM Hijacking
SIM Hijacking

‘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