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 Organise 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
1.20.20
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
12.17.19
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
11.17.19
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
11.13.19
PIZINT

SOURCES: Apple's Pizza Is Very Good

“I swear, it’s the best pizza I have had in the United States.“
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.19
Hacking

Hackers Tried to Compromise Phones of Tibetans Working for Dalai Lama

Citizen Lab details new hacking campaigns against high-profile Tibetans using iPhones and Android smartphones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.25.19
labor

45 Google Employees Explain How They Were Retaliated Against for Reporting Abuse

A leaked document highlights stories of abuse and retaliation against Google employees, told by the employees themselves.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.24.19
Hacking

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
Hacking

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
9.2.19
Hacking

This Spreadsheet of ‘The Worst 25 Passwords’ Is Actually Malware

Hackers are getting meta.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.1.19
Hacking

Cops Hijack Botnet, Remotely Wipe Malware From 850,000 Computers

Police in France took down a large cryptocurrency-mining malware operation with the help of a cybersecurity firm.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.29.19
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
8.19.19
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