Motherboard's Security Tuneup

If You Use Word, You Need to Turn Off This One Feature

Our final day of the security challenge has a task for all the Office users out there.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Catch Microsoft Zero-Day Used To Install Government Spyware

A cybersecurity firm has discovered yet another unknown vulnerability used to install government spyware. The vulnerability has now been patched.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Microsoft Weird

Clippy’s Designer Wants to Know Who Got Clippy Pregnant

Kevan Atteberry tells Motherboard about his role in creating one of computing history’s most iconic, notorious, and controversial characters (on a Mac!), and Clippy’s strange afterlife.
Samantha Cole
Internet Insecurity

Why Did Microsoft Wait Six Months To Patch a Critical Word Zero-Day?

The strange life and afterlife of a Microsoft Word Zero-Day that ended up in the hands of criminal and government hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Internet Insecurity

Government Hackers Used Microsoft Word Zero-Day to Install Spyware on Russian Targets

The hackers exploited the unknown vulnerability to install spyware made by the infamous surveillance company FinFisher.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Letters to the Editor: WhatsApp Data, Word Processors, and More

Motherboard responds to reader mail.
Emanuel Maiberg

Highlights From the Greatest Letter Ever Written

This post is the best parts of a 40 page letter a woman wrote to the Missouri School Board after a teacher slapped her son. 'm also aware of how fake this whole thing seems but after exhaustive investigation, or four minutes of Googling, I'm totally...
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete