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Hacking

John Deere's Promotional USB Drive Hijacks Your Keyboard

A Redditor went to a recent John Deere conference and got a promotional John Deere USB drive that automatically typed in a URL when connected to a computer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
6.18.19
programming

Why This Revenge Porn Activist Is Selling Nudes to Get to DEF CON

The "tits to DEF CON" campaign, led by Badass Army, has already raised more than $11,000.
Samantha Cole
6.18.19
Pokemon Go

Cheat Maker Goes Dark After Getting Sued by 'Pokémon GO'

Global++, creators of the popular ‘PokeGO++’ cheating app, have shut down their websites after ‘Pokémon GO’ creator Niantic sued them.
Matthew Gault
6.17.19
Instagram

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
CYBER

What Happens When a US Border Protection Contractor Gets Hacked?

The government wants all the data it can get from you at the border. But what happens when a hacker shows they can’t store it safely?
Motherboard Staff
6.14.19
Hacking

The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale

Troy Hunt, the owner and founder of the site, announced that he’s actively looking for a buyer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.11.19
Hacking

AT&T Homepage Mistakenly Warns Users of a Non-Existent Data Breach

The boilerplate FAQ is an interesting peek behind the curtain at how companies prepare for data breaches, and at how they pre-plan their apologies.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.21.19
CYBER

Who’s Afraid of Huawei?

In this week's CYBER podcast, we spoke to VICE News reporter William Turton, who just spent a week in China as part of a bizzarre Huawei junket.
Motherboard Staff
5.21.19
china

Trump’s Sanctions on China Are Making Huawei Phones Less Secure

Google is shutting down its business relationship with Huawei. What does this mean for the security of your Huawei devices?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.20.19
Hacking

Infamous Forum For Instagram Hackers Gets Hacked by Other Hackers

Hackers hacked the OGUSERS forum and published its database in another hacker forum.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.17.19
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
5.14.19
Hacking

Researchers Are Liberating Thousands of Pages of Forgotten Hacking History From the Government

Using FOIA, they’ve already published NASA’s official report about the infamous WANK worm.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.10.19
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