Infosec

Hacking

Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhones in Years

Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability it had already fixed, making current versions of iOS vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.19.19
def con

We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked

The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
Samantha Cole
Lorenzo Franceshi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
Ben Makuch
8.16.19
Hacking

Inside Def Con: World's Biggest Hacker Gathering

Whatever this massive hacker-party-turned-industry-extravaganza has become, this week host Ben Makuch descended on Las Vegas to see what Def Con is all about in 2019.
Ben Makuch
8.16.19
Hacking

Apple’s New Bug Bounty Is a ‘Historical Moment’ For the iPhone’s Security

Apple expanded the scope of its bug bounty, increased payouts, and promised special devices to a select group of researchers. For jailbreakers and hackers, there’s never been a better time to pwn the iPhone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.19
Hacking

Capital One Is the One to Blame for Exposing Your Data

Multiple experts have drawn issue with Capital One’s explanations for its data breach of records on over 100 million people.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.30.19
Hacking

Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability

Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.26.19
Hacking

No, You Don’t Need a Burner Phone at a Hacking Conference

Every year, infosec Twitter debates whether people should bring a burner phone to conferences like Def Con or Black Hat. Here’s why we think you don’t need to worry about that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.19
Hacking

Someone Hacked My T-Mobile Account and T-Mobile Won’t Talk About It

Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.19
Hacking

Someone Is Spamming and Breaking a Core Component of PGP’s Ecosystem

A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP’s ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
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
Cybersecurty

Why Are Passwords Still a Thing?

Passwords aren't secure and they might never have been.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
6.27.19
Hacking

How to Expand the 'Have I Been Pwned' Brand

A tongue-in-cheek proposal to make Have I Been Pwned’s brand even more valuable.
Jake Davis
6.25.19
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