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Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Ben Makuch talks every week to Motherboard reporters Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity.

Latest Episodes

Whatever Happened To Anonymous?

At its height, the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous was the bane of Scientologists, the FBI, CIA, Mastercard, Paypal, Middle Eastern dictatorships, and in its latest effective iterations, even ISIS. But in recent years, Anonymous has all but disappeared. It leaves a legacy: It single-handedly brought back the Guy Fawkes mask as a true symbol of civil disobedience, was the obvious inspiration for the hit TV show Mr. Robot, and is also associated with all sorts of more nefarious and negative aspects of trolling culture. In its wake, hacktivism hasn’t dried up altogether, either, with entities like Phineas Fisher still making headlines and taking up its mantle as an online vigilante force challenging the powerful. This week on CYBER we have Biella Coleman, a professor of anthropology at McGill University in Montreal who wrote the comprehensive book on the group—Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous—to talk about what became of the infamous collectiv...

46 MIN2 d ago
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Whatever Happened To Anonymous?

Iranian Hacker Hysteria

If you’re at all plugged into the global news cycle, you’ll know the U.S. assassinated Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani, a commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and leader of the secretive Quds Force. Since that night, experts have been wondering what the blowback from Tehran will be. Naturally, in the age of cyberwarfare, people are getting pretty worried about thethreat of Iranian hackers, who, if you were to believe some newscasts, are practically hiding in your modem. There are some real and some overblown threats from Iranian hackers now facing the U.S. In fact, theDepartment of Homeland Security issued a warningthat it was logging increased cyberattacks emanating from the Iranian regime on American networks. But how worried should we be? On this week’s CYBER we have Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox who is already trackingalleged Iranian hackersdefacing American websites, to discuss what Tehran’s hackers are actually capable of hacking. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN1 w ago
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Iranian Hacker Hysteria

Re-run: Edward Snowden on Julian Assange, the Mueller Report, and Press Freedom

On this week's CYBER we're re-upping our longform interview of none other than Mr. Edward Snowden, a person who might've affected the infosec world more than any singular human over the last decade. We'll be back next week with a fresh new episode for our 2020 season. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MIN2 w ago
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Re-run: Edward Snowden on Julian Assange, the Mueller Report, and Press Freedom

Trolls, Hackers, Spies: The Cyber Decade

It occurred to us at Motherboard that for this final episode of CYBER in the 2010s we could recount the year in stories that we’ve done. Thereal scoops,traffic hogs, andthink pieces. But then again, this is the decade that changed infosec. This was the decade that made hackers critical players on the world stage, our personal digital information sacred, and our political systems fixed into some strange, social media hellscape. Since its founding in 2009,Motherboardhas seen it all with you. So on this episode of CYBER, our dear editor-in-chief Jason Koebler and host Ben Makuch will take you through from the beginning of the decade to its end: from Guy Fawkes masks, strings of weaponized code to your brain being manipulated by a Facebook ad. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN3 w ago
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Trolls, Hackers, Spies: The Cyber Decade

The Hacker In My Ring Camera: A Tale of Trolls And A Podcast

Imagine installing security cameras in your house to protect your family. Then one day those cameras start talking to you. Trolling you, in fact. After last week when the news broke that Amazon’s super sketchy security camera company Ring, had its products compromised, Motherboard got even more scoop: There’s a livestream-podcast over a Discord channel where hackers take over people's Ring cameras and use their speakers to troll its owners in the comfort of their own homes. Then Motherboard tested the security of Ring and found, well, Ring accounts are lacking basic security measures. On this week’s CYBER we have our reporter Joseph Cox, who broke the stories, to tell us more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN2019 DEC 19
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The Hacker In My Ring Camera: A Tale of Trolls And A Podcast

Where Our Cell Phones Go When We Recycle Them

This week we talk to Adam Minter, author of “Secondhand,” about the end-of-life supply chain for our cell phones, computers, and all the other stuff we keep in our houses. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Where Our Cell Phones Go When We Recycle Them

How Big Telcos Just Made Your Phone Easier To Hack

Researchers learned that telecom companies are implementing the successor to SMS in vulnerable ways, making everyone’s text messages unsafe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN2019 DEC 6
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How Big Telcos Just Made Your Phone Easier To Hack

The CYBER Cypher EP

On this week's episode we introduce the newly named "Cypher" part of the show where we round up the tech stories of the week that we think you need to know. On deck we discuss infamous hacker Phineas Fisher and an actual investigation called: "Who farted?" We'll be off next week for Thanksgiving, because Ben is going back to Canadia. Good luck eating too much, everyone! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MIN2019 NOV 21
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The CYBER Cypher EP

How Scary Is Critical Infrastructure Hacking?

Some of the most fascinating hacks are the types that don’t just pwn a shady malware company, the trade secrets of America or embarass the Democratic National Committee, but the kinds that target water systems, nuclear power plants and the oil and gas sector. Critical infrastructure hacking was brought into the public psyche by former Secretary of State and CIA director, Leon Panetta, in a much taunted 2012 speech where he warns of a coming “Cyber Pearl Harbour.” On this week’s CYBER we have Selena Larson, a former CNN reporter and cyber threat intelligence analyst working over at Dragos which is a leading cybersecurity company that specializes in critical infrastructure security, to tell us what we should be realistically worried about and if she believes Panetta’s speech has any merit in 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

35 MIN2019 NOV 15
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How Scary Is Critical Infrastructure Hacking?

How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star

It’s the classic story of a corporate giant swallowing up a darling startup into its ranks and destroying its core business. Originally a spawn of the Alphabet company—Google’s parent umbrella—Chronicle was a cybersecurity startup considered by many to be a game changer: it was going to leverage machine learning and Alphabet’s endless supply of malware samples and technical data via Google, and fuse it into an over the counter product that infosec units in companies all over the world could use to make the Internet better for everyone. It seemed, to many, this was a cybersecurity company that wasn’t hawking snakeoil, but a real, helpful product. And part of its allure was that Chronicle would not join its corporate overlord outright, but instead remain independent of Google. Then it was announced they were going to join Google and everyone jumped ship. Now, as one employee put it, “Chronicle is dead.”In other words, one of the cybersecurity industry's most promising startups...

33 MIN2019 NOV 7
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How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star

Latest Episodes

Whatever Happened To Anonymous?

At its height, the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous was the bane of Scientologists, the FBI, CIA, Mastercard, Paypal, Middle Eastern dictatorships, and in its latest effective iterations, even ISIS. But in recent years, Anonymous has all but disappeared. It leaves a legacy: It single-handedly brought back the Guy Fawkes mask as a true symbol of civil disobedience, was the obvious inspiration for the hit TV show Mr. Robot, and is also associated with all sorts of more nefarious and negative aspects of trolling culture. In its wake, hacktivism hasn’t dried up altogether, either, with entities like Phineas Fisher still making headlines and taking up its mantle as an online vigilante force challenging the powerful. This week on CYBER we have Biella Coleman, a professor of anthropology at McGill University in Montreal who wrote the comprehensive book on the group—Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous—to talk about what became of the infamous collectiv...

46 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Whatever Happened To Anonymous?

Iranian Hacker Hysteria

If you’re at all plugged into the global news cycle, you’ll know the U.S. assassinated Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani, a commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and leader of the secretive Quds Force. Since that night, experts have been wondering what the blowback from Tehran will be. Naturally, in the age of cyberwarfare, people are getting pretty worried about thethreat of Iranian hackers, who, if you were to believe some newscasts, are practically hiding in your modem. There are some real and some overblown threats from Iranian hackers now facing the U.S. In fact, theDepartment of Homeland Security issued a warningthat it was logging increased cyberattacks emanating from the Iranian regime on American networks. But how worried should we be? On this week’s CYBER we have Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox who is already trackingalleged Iranian hackersdefacing American websites, to discuss what Tehran’s hackers are actually capable of hacking. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Iranian Hacker Hysteria

Re-run: Edward Snowden on Julian Assange, the Mueller Report, and Press Freedom

On this week's CYBER we're re-upping our longform interview of none other than Mr. Edward Snowden, a person who might've affected the infosec world more than any singular human over the last decade. We'll be back next week with a fresh new episode for our 2020 season. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Re-run: Edward Snowden on Julian Assange, the Mueller Report, and Press Freedom

Trolls, Hackers, Spies: The Cyber Decade

It occurred to us at Motherboard that for this final episode of CYBER in the 2010s we could recount the year in stories that we’ve done. Thereal scoops,traffic hogs, andthink pieces. But then again, this is the decade that changed infosec. This was the decade that made hackers critical players on the world stage, our personal digital information sacred, and our political systems fixed into some strange, social media hellscape. Since its founding in 2009,Motherboardhas seen it all with you. So on this episode of CYBER, our dear editor-in-chief Jason Koebler and host Ben Makuch will take you through from the beginning of the decade to its end: from Guy Fawkes masks, strings of weaponized code to your brain being manipulated by a Facebook ad. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

46 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Trolls, Hackers, Spies: The Cyber Decade

The Hacker In My Ring Camera: A Tale of Trolls And A Podcast

Imagine installing security cameras in your house to protect your family. Then one day those cameras start talking to you. Trolling you, in fact. After last week when the news broke that Amazon’s super sketchy security camera company Ring, had its products compromised, Motherboard got even more scoop: There’s a livestream-podcast over a Discord channel where hackers take over people's Ring cameras and use their speakers to troll its owners in the comfort of their own homes. Then Motherboard tested the security of Ring and found, well, Ring accounts are lacking basic security measures. On this week’s CYBER we have our reporter Joseph Cox, who broke the stories, to tell us more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
The Hacker In My Ring Camera: A Tale of Trolls And A Podcast

Where Our Cell Phones Go When We Recycle Them

This week we talk to Adam Minter, author of “Secondhand,” about the end-of-life supply chain for our cell phones, computers, and all the other stuff we keep in our houses. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Where Our Cell Phones Go When We Recycle Them

How Big Telcos Just Made Your Phone Easier To Hack

Researchers learned that telecom companies are implementing the successor to SMS in vulnerable ways, making everyone’s text messages unsafe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
How Big Telcos Just Made Your Phone Easier To Hack

The CYBER Cypher EP

On this week's episode we introduce the newly named "Cypher" part of the show where we round up the tech stories of the week that we think you need to know. On deck we discuss infamous hacker Phineas Fisher and an actual investigation called: "Who farted?" We'll be off next week for Thanksgiving, because Ben is going back to Canadia. Good luck eating too much, everyone! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

15 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
The CYBER Cypher EP

How Scary Is Critical Infrastructure Hacking?

Some of the most fascinating hacks are the types that don’t just pwn a shady malware company, the trade secrets of America or embarass the Democratic National Committee, but the kinds that target water systems, nuclear power plants and the oil and gas sector. Critical infrastructure hacking was brought into the public psyche by former Secretary of State and CIA director, Leon Panetta, in a much taunted 2012 speech where he warns of a coming “Cyber Pearl Harbour.” On this week’s CYBER we have Selena Larson, a former CNN reporter and cyber threat intelligence analyst working over at Dragos which is a leading cybersecurity company that specializes in critical infrastructure security, to tell us what we should be realistically worried about and if she believes Panetta’s speech has any merit in 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

35 MIN2019 NOV 15
Comments
How Scary Is Critical Infrastructure Hacking?

How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star

It’s the classic story of a corporate giant swallowing up a darling startup into its ranks and destroying its core business. Originally a spawn of the Alphabet company—Google’s parent umbrella—Chronicle was a cybersecurity startup considered by many to be a game changer: it was going to leverage machine learning and Alphabet’s endless supply of malware samples and technical data via Google, and fuse it into an over the counter product that infosec units in companies all over the world could use to make the Internet better for everyone. It seemed, to many, this was a cybersecurity company that wasn’t hawking snakeoil, but a real, helpful product. And part of its allure was that Chronicle would not join its corporate overlord outright, but instead remain independent of Google. Then it was announced they were going to join Google and everyone jumped ship. Now, as one employee put it, “Chronicle is dead.”In other words, one of the cybersecurity industry's most promising startups...

33 MIN2019 NOV 7
Comments
How Google Torpedoed A Cybersecurity Rising Star
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