cybersecurity

Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.18
tech

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.
Sam Nichols
6.4.18
Internet Insecurity

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.25.18
Internet Insecurity

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.5.18
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.26.18
Social Media

Why You Should Never Post Pictures of Your Flight Tickets or Keys

Not only can it wind up being expensive to post these things on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – it can also be very dangerous.
Theresa Locker
9.20.17
Internet Hygiene

I Know I Sound Crazy But Please Cover Up Your Computer's Webcam

Just do it, okay?
Katherine Gillespie
7.14.17
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

An Expert Explains What Might Happen if Russians Were Caught Interfering with the US Election

What would happen if the US government believed that Russian intelligence had manipulated the election?
VICE Staff
9.7.16
News

Yes, Someone Could Be Watching Your Every Move Through Your MacBook's Camera Right Now

Not to freak you out or anything, but you should probably be more paranoid when you're online.
Drew Millard
10.8.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Whoops, Turns Out Hackers Stole 5.6 Million People's Fingerprints from the US Government

China vehemently denies that its hackers were behind the breach.
Drew Millard
9.24.15
tech

Iggy Azalea’s Beef with Papa John's Is a Serious Wake-Up Call About Consumer Privacy

Iggy Azalea became the butt of many jokes this week when she ranted on Twitter about a Papa John's pizza delivery guy giving out her phone number, but her pizza feud exposes serious privacy issues.
Mary Emily O'Hara
2.12.15
The Future According to VICE

​The Future of Terrorism According to VICE

The critical frontline in the next counter-terror battle will almost certainly be cyberspace, and multinational corporations are likely to be among the chief victims.
Josh Meyer
1.14.15