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Greatest Moments in Hacking History

How a Hacker Convinced Motorola to Send Him Source Code

Famed hacker Kevin Mitnick sets up a social engineering attack against Motorola to steal the source code for the MicroTAC Ultralite cellphone.
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Kevin Mitnick on Motorola and McDonald's

When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever.
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Inside a CryptoParty in Harlem

MOTHERBOARD meets with Matt Mitchell, the founder of CryptoHarlem.
State of Repair

How iFixit Became the World's Best iPhone Teardown Team

The most important thing that happens when a new iPhone comes out is not the release of the phone, but the disassembly of it. The iPhone teardown, undertaken by third-party teams around the world, provides a roadmap for the life of the iPhone X: Is it rep
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The Journaling App That Helps You Manage Stress

Everyone suffers from stress, but not everyone knows how to deal with it in a productive and healthy way. We had host, Sam Weiner, sit done with Dr. Jones, a licensed therapist, to discuss what exactly stress is- and how the Moodnotes app can be a go
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How Password Managers Work

You shouldn't have to remember all your passwords anymore. Here’s how a password manager can keep you secure.
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Hacking Explainers: Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords are important, but sometimes a second step is necessary to protect your data. That's where two-factor authentication comes in. Motherboard's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai explains what it is, and how to use it.
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How to Protect Your SIM Card and Phone Number

Your phone number is quickly becoming the key to your digital identity, so it's important to know how to protect it. Motherboard's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai explains how.
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How to Upgrade the RAM in a 2017 iMac

Motherboard EIC Jason Koebler tests whether he -- as a novice -- is able to replace the RAM in his brand new, 21.5 inch iMac.
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Creating a Virtual World for Women of Color

Moleculer biologist Ashley Baccus-Clark has teamed up with Hyphen-Labs, a collective that focuses on storytelling through art, tech, and science that projects women of color as as the pioneers of emerging technology.

Leaving Earth the Greenest Way Possible: Water Cremation

Motherboard meets Terry Regnier who paving the way for Alkaline hydrolysis, a greener alternative to traditional cremation practices.