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
Film

How to See Stuxnet? 'Zero Days' Filmmakers Find an Unlikely Answer in VR

New media artist Yasmin Elayat and production company Scatter teamed up with 'Zero Days' filmmaker Alex Gibney to create 'Zero Days VR.'
Beckett Mufson
1.26.17
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
Art

A Graphic Novel Illustrates Cybersecurity, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Iran

Graphic novel website 'Jensiat' tackles these issues with reader guides, expert advice, and the 6-part story of Leila, a young Iranian entrepreneur.
Sami Emory
3.4.16
Internet

Must-Read: 'The DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity'

It’s not just for girls.
Heidi Harrington-Johnson
11.14.15
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