Iranian Spies Accidentally Leaked a Video of Themselves Hacking

Iranian Spies Accidentally Leaked a Video of Themselves Hacking

When security researchers piece together the blow-by-blow of a state-sponsored hacking operation, they’re usually following a thin trail of malicious code samples, network logs, and connections to faraway servers. That detective work gets significantly easier when hackers record what they’re doing and then upload the video to an unprotected server on the open internet. Which…

Announcing the Get WIRED Podcast

Announcing the Get WIRED Podcast

When WIRED’s editors asked me in February if I wanted to host and help launch a new flagship podcast for the magazine, I immediately said “Yes!” For nearly two years, I had been co-hosting the popular Gadget Lab podcast about consumer tech, which we’re still producing. But it became obvious that there was room for…

Laughing at Quibi Is Way More Fun Than Watching Quibi

Laughing at Quibi Is Way More Fun Than Watching Quibi

Taking pleasure in the failure of others has long been considered a grubby, poisonous quality. So bad that philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer called schadenfreude “the worst trait in human nature.” More recently, British tabloid The Daily Mail claimed in a headline that a person who enjoys others’ misfortune “may be a PSYCHOPATH.” A tad dramatic, but…