cybersecurity

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Apple Disputes Google’s Claims of a Devastating iPhone Hack

Apple says that Google oversold the nature of the hack and that it quickly fixed the vulnerability.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Has Been the Worst Year for iPhone Security Yet

After several high profile attacks and embarrassing slip-ups, Apple’s perception as the secure consumer device is starting to crack.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.1.19
News

Cyber Group Linked to Chinese Government Suspected of Hacking Video Game Companies for Financial Gain

When it's not spying for the Chinese government, the group known as APT41 allegedly hacks in-game currencies
Lex Celera
8.13.19
tech-power

Cloudflare Says It Won’t Ban 8chan, a Hotbed for Terrorist Manifestos

Cloudflare is facing renewed pressure to stop providing their services to 8chan, which if removed, would likely make it harder for the site administrators to keep the message board online.
Joseph Cox
8.5.19
tech-power

Chinese Antivirus Companies Don’t Flag Chinese Border Malware

After a joint investigation found China installing malware on tourists’ phones, several antivirus companies started flagging the app. Several Chinese companies did not, however.
Joseph Cox
7.15.19
Hacking

Hackers Hijacked VR Chatrooms to Manipulate Users' Reality

Security researchers found critical vulnerabilities in three different virtual reality applications that would have allowed hackers to take control of victims’ computers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
tech-science

How Humans Will Bring the Internet to Space

In the future, orbiters, rovers, deep space probes, and even human space habitats will be nodes on the internet of things.
Becky Ferreira
7.3.19
tech-social-media

When Myspace Was King, Employees Abused a Tool Called ‘Overlord’ to Spy on Users

Several employees were caught abusing the tool, which let them read users’ messages and passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.25.19
Instagram

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts to ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
Hacking

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there’s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.16.19
CYBER

How a Hacker Tracked Thousands of Cars and Gained the Ability To Kill Their Engines

In this week’s CYBER podcast, we spoke about Motherboard’s scoop on a hacker who breached two GPS tracking companies.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
5.1.19
News

This Spyware Data Leak Is So Bad We Can't Even Tell You About It

A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the internet. And it still hasn’t taken the data down.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.25.19
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