Hacking

Instagram

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.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
Hacking

United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.
Ben Makuch
6.12.19
Hacking

A Computer Afflicted With 6 Infamous Viruses Has Passed $1 Million at Auction

The art project can be yours for a mere seven figures.
Rob Dozier
5.22.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.19
tech-features

Who Killed the American Demoscene?

I went to Synchrony, one of the US's last active demoparties, where programmers showcase artistic audiovisual works made in marathon coding sessions.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.15.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.11.19
Hacking

Google Thought My Phone Number Was Facebook’s and It Ruined My Life

A quirk in Google’s search algorithm turned me into Facebook’s customer support.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.10.19
Hacking

The CIA Will Use its New Dark Web Site to Collect Anonymous Tips

The intelligence agency is stoked about its new Onion site on the dark web: "Our onion site is one of several ways individuals can contact the CIA."
Ben Makuch
5.8.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Ben Makuch
5.7.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

Someone in China Built a Creepy Database of 1.8 Million Women and Their 'Breedready' Status

It's unknown who compiled the list or how, but it includes everything from phone numbers to marital status.
Edoardo Liotta
3.13.19
Hacking

Meet the Hacker Who Busts Child Pornographers on the Dark Net

Einar Otto Stangvik talks with us about online child pornography, self-developed hacking tools, the police who ran the abusive sites and why he comes up with the best ideas while dreaming.
Daniel Mützel
2.27.19
SEX

Meet Brad, the Guy Keeping Your Vibrator Safe from Hackers

With his Internet of Dongs Project, RenderMan, AKA Brad Haines, is dead set on protecting smart sex toys.
Mark Hay
11.16.18
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