Microsoft Outlook Email Breach Targeted Cryptocurrency Users
Earlier this month, Motherboard revealed that contents of Microsoft's email services were compromised. Multiple victims now say that hackers stole their cryptocurrency.
Google Gives Free Security Keys to Activists, But Not if You’re in Iran or Syria
Sources and a document show how Google bars nonprofits from telling activists in certain countries about their products.
Facebook’s Phone Number Policy Could Push Users to Not Trust Two-Factor Authentication
Users are angry that Facebook is letting others, including advertisers, look up users via the phone numbers they provided to enable two-factor authentication.
Criminals Are Tapping into the Phone Network Backbone to Empty Bank Accounts
Motherboard has identified a specific UK bank that has fallen victim to so-called SS7 attacks, and sources say the issue is wider than previously reported.
How Hackers Bypass Gmail 2FA at Scale
A new Amnesty International report goes into some of the technical details around how hackers can automatically phish two-factor authentication tokens sent to phones.
Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage
Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom. But Instagram is silent.
Experts Call for Transparency Around Google’s Chinese-Made Security Keys
Google's Titan Security Keys, used to lock down accounts, are produced in China. Several experts want more answers on that supply chain process, for fears of tampering or security issues.
Instagram Working on Stronger 2FA That Won't Use Your Phone Number
Some Instagram users are at particular risk of sim hijacking, where a hacker takes control of their phone number and uses that to break into accounts. Now, Instagram is pushing towards app-based authentication, which should make the hackers' job harder.
Here’s How to Make Your Twitter Account Super Secure with a YubiKey
When a site offers different methods of authentication, your account is only as secure as the weakest option. Here, Motherboard shows you how to use the most robust method for locking down your Twitter account.
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication on Everything
Day three of our personal security tuneup: turn on that 2FA!
How Hacking Works
What Is Two-Factor Authentication and Why You Should Use It
Two-factor authentication can help make your online accounts practically impossible to hack.
Hackers Show Proofs of Concept to Beat Hardware-Based 2FA
DEF CON hackers show how YubiKeys and RSA tokens can be spoofed and circumvented.