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.
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.
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.
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.
Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users
Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.
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.
Researchers Are Liberating Thousands of Pages of Forgotten Hacking History From the US Government
Using FOIA, they’ve already published NASA’s official report about the infamous WANK worm.
Israel Bombing ‘Cyber Operatives’ Isn’t Cyber War, It’s Just War
Experts in cybersecurity and conflict warn that it’s too early to draw dramatic conclusions about Israel’s strike against the alleged Hamas cyber headquarters.
When ‘The World’s Most Famous Hacker’ Hacked a McDonald’s Restaurant Drive-In
When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever.
Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia
Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Someone Has Infected At Least 500,000 Routers All Over The World And No One Knows Why
But Ukraine’s government says it thinks that Russia will use "VPNFilter" to attack Saturday’s Champions League final.
Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out
Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.