Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a staff writer at VICE Motherboard in Brooklyn, New York, where he covers hacking, information security, and digital rights. Prior to working at Motherboard, Lorenzo worked at Mashable and at Wired's Danger Room. He graduated from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. He's also a defrocked lawyer from Barcelona, Spain—although he is actually Italian. In his spare time you can find him eating mozzarella, or arguing with the referee during a soccer match.

To contact him securely, visit: lorenzofb.com.

Lorenzo's PGP fingerprint is: 7DD9 05AF 70AE E1B3 FEEF 2987 F1CF 198F BF50 84F0

labor

How to Organize Your Workplace Without Getting Caught

Do you want to protest your company’s crappy record on sexual harassment? Are you thinking of unionizing? Here’s the Motherboard Guide to Secure Labor Organizing.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Lauren Kaori Gurley
1.15.20
Hacking

The Cybersecurity Stories We Were Jealous of in 2019

These are the best stories on hacking and information security from this year that we wish we had reported and written ourselves.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
12.20.19
Hacking

Researcher Releases Data on 100,000 Phishing Attempts to Teach You How to Not Get Hacked

This massive dataset can help teach and understand phishing better.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.16.19
privacy

Twitter Bug Notifies People When They Get Added to ‘Private’ Lists

A strange bug allows some people who get added to a “private” list to know they are on that list.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.13.19
Hacking

Apple Used the DMCA to Take Down a Tweet Containing an iPhone Encryption Key

Apple asked Twitter to take down a viral tweet posted by an independent iPhone security researcher. Then, the company backtracked and asked for the tweet to be re-posted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.19
Hacking

Phineas Fisher Offers $100,000 Bounty to Hack Banks and Oil Companies

It’s a reward for hacktivists and criminals who break into capitalist institutions, offered by one of the most infamous hackers of all time.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.18.19
Hacking

This Bank Had the Worst Password Policy We've Ever Seen

A European bank makes customers pay to change their passwords, and suggests they Google their password to check if it is secure.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.14.19
Hacking

This App Will Tell You if Your iPhone Gets Hacked

A security firm has released a new app that promises to detect when your iPhone has been targeted by hackers, but there are caveats.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.14.19
security

Court Rules Government Can’t Search Your Phone at the Airport for No Reason

The ruling is a significant win for privacy rights of Americans and tourists traveling to the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.12.19
WTF

People Are Suddenly Getting Random, Old Texts And No One Knows Why

Several people reported receiving old, random texts in the middle of the night.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.7.19
Hacking

'Chronicle Is Dead and Google Killed It'

Chronicle, Google’s moonshot cybersecurity startup that was supposed to completely change the industry, is imploding.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
11.7.19
Hacking

This Website Has Solved Cybersecurity

A new parody website generates random excuses to explain why companies got hacked and apologize to their users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.6.19
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