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How Hacking Works
How Hacking Works

The Motherboard Guide to Sexting Securely

These are the basic steps you can take to protect yourself while sending and receiving explicit pictures, videos, and messages online.
Louise Matsakis
11.21.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

More Than 1 Million People Downloaded a Fake WhatsApp Android App

The Google Play Store is still filled with malicious copycats of legitimate ads.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.3.17
Maximal Function
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
acceptances
acceptances

DEA: ‘There Is No Silver Bullet’ for Going Dark

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.
Joseph Cox
8.17.17
crypto wars
crypto wars

The UK Has a Dirty Secret for Spying on Encrypted Messages: Hacking

Members of the media and some politicians are near-constantly talking about accessing terrorist communications, but are ignoring one of the most viable solutions.
Joseph Cox
6.27.17
Knock Knock
Knock Knock

European Politicians Are Fighting to Ban Backdoors Into Encrypted Messaging Apps

It's an uphill battle, though.
Ben Sullivan
6.19.17
gone phishing
gone phishing

Don't Click That Fake WhatsApp Link

Just don't.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Peekaboo
Peekaboo

Building a Database of WhatsApp Users Can Be Pretty Easy

A researcher showed how it’s possible to grind through phone numbers, see if the person is using WhatsApp, and then grab some user details.
Joseph Cox
5.15.17
Lose This Number
Lose This Number

Secure Messaging App Wire Stores Everyone You've Ever Contacted in Plain Text

The decision is seemingly a trade-off for usability across multiple devices.
Joseph Cox
5.12.17
Everything Is Broken
Everything Is Broken

WhatsApp Is Down, Which Explains Why Your Crush Hasn't Messaged You Back

People on one of the world's most popular messaging services are currently unable to send or receive messages.
Jason Koebler
5.3.17
culture of fear
culture of fear

Malaysia Is Threatening to Jail WhatsApp Group Admins Over Spread of Fake News

Message apps are the latest technology to fall under the control of Malaysia's controversial Communications and Multimedia Act.
Jonathan Vit
5.3.17
Democracy and Dictatorship
Democracy and Dictatorship

Sudan’s Government Is Using a Shady Hacking Group to Hunt ISIS

But the government has been cracking down on freedom of expression and dissent too.
Austin Bodetti
4.27.17