Wed, 30 January 2019
The 76th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, David and I cover a number of stories pertaining to privacy and, surprisingly browsers. To start things off, we look at the issue that Apple faced earlier in the week where a bug in FaceTime that was reported by a kid wound up in the public eye.
Following that tale, we jump into a stranger-than-fiction story about Facebook and their controversial tactic to have users install a VPN to share their data with Facebook – the kicker- is that the target audience included kids. Following Facebook, we stay on the privacy bandwagon and look at the work that Mozilla did to improve the latest version of Firefox. We close out the podcast bidding happy trails to Internet Explorer 10.
Direct download: tcp_76_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:51am EDT
Wed, 23 January 2019
We kick off the podcast looking at how the Girl Scouts are rolling out a badge for Cyber Security and using eggs, not computers for their members. From there, we cover a report from California on how a family’s Nest camera sent out a warning that had North Korea firing intercontinental ballistic missiles at the USA – but was a hoax from a hacker and reused passwords.
We keep in the Google family by looking at a recent GDPR related fine levied on the search giant. The next story looks at the recently unsealed documents that were previously sealed in a Facebook lawsuit. Unfortunately, it looks like the social behemoth was profiting off of children.
Afterwards, we further discuss the fact that scams on Facebook and WhatsApp promising free airline tickets are just a scam – please do not fall for them. The podcast closes out with a new piece of mobile malware that tries to hide itself from security researchers.
Direct download: tcp-75-final-edits.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:59am EDT
Thu, 17 January 2019
Episode 74 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast sees David and Jeff being joined by a few of their colleagues from around the world as they talk about travel and cyber-security - can you keep your data and your life private whilst travelling?
Direct download: tcp-74-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:38am EDT
Wed, 9 January 2019
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first regular edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable Podcast. On this edition, Dave and I cover a lot of ground.
We kick off the podcast talking about CES, or more notably a pair of products that we question whether the internet is really needed – keys and a toilet. From there, we hop over to a program, Lenny, that turns the table on our favorite pains in the rear – robocalls and scammers. The next topic is a bit more serious as a hack happened to Australia’s Emergency Warning Network. If you are an online gamer and play The Town of Salem, you may want to change your password as they have suffered a data breach.
We close out the podcast looking at how data is used. This ranges from weather applications to the story of the week with how US Telcos are selling user data.
Direct download: tcp-73-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EDT
Fri, 4 January 2019
It is that time of year again, #TheSAS2019 will be here before we know it. This year’s location is in Singapore and as usual, there will be a lot of interesting research coming from the presenters. There will also be trainings where attendees can learn from our experts on GReAT across a wide variety of topics.
In this podcast, I sit down with Brian Bartholomew who is giving a training, and to discuss what he envisions for this year’s edition of the Security Analyst Summit. His training entitled The Good and the GReAT— Stepping up your Threat Intelligence Game will be held with with Brian Candlish of Telstra Threat Labs and will focus on:
Concepts of threat intelligence
To sign up for Brian’s training or to buy tickets for #TheSAS2019, please click here.
Direct download: podcast02-1_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT