Thu, 30 May 2019
Welcome to the 94th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. On this edition, we jump around a bit between cybercrime, privacy and a little bit of Terminator 2 action.
To kick things off, we head down to Charm City. As you may have heard, Baltimore is dealing with a pretty serious ransomware attack that is crippling the city and also having fingers pointed on who is to blame. From there, we head to the IoT and privacy front. In a new patent, Amazon is looking to listen to everything you say in an effort to improve the experience for users. We then dive into a databreach of an events company that impacted over 200K users. Afterwards we look at 7 recent wins from law enforcement agencies against To close things out, we look at a new innovation from Chinese inventors that make you think of Terminator 2.
Direct download: tcp_94_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:25am EDT
Thu, 23 May 2019
We are now just seven episodes away from the 100th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. For the 93rd edition of our audio program, we hit on some old favorites as well as a new way to get a day off of school.
Our first story looks at the latest allegations of wrongdoing at Facebook. This edition looks at the data shared between telco providers, Facebook and how it can possibly impact credit-based advertising. We stay in the Facebook world for the second story and look at the shockingly high number of people who still have not updated their Whatsapp, especially on corporate phones. The third story dives into the latest feature of Dota2 that allows users to pay to avoid offensive players. From there we head on to the latest hang-up for 5G in the UK and it is not what you expect. To close things out, we head to Ohio and a curious way that kids got a free day off of school – spoiler it involves malware.
Direct download: tcp_93_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:31am EDT
Mon, 13 May 2019
For the 92nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I hit on some new topics. Apologies in advance for those of you who are all in on the Facebook flogging.
To kick things off, we start with perhaps the creepiest story we have had in a while. Over in China a “Superhost” on Airbnb was caught taping renters while in the bedroom. Where the camera was hidden will really surprise you. From there, we head to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where a couple who was purchasing their dream home had the surprise of their life – the money didn’t go to the seller, instead it went to a scammer. The third story stays in the world of crime where the NYPD is asking Bitcoin ATM companies for help in cracking down in a new round of phone scams. To close things out, we look at another curious tale of an app changing business model from hosting photos to harvesting photos for facial recognition.
Direct download: tcp_92_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:50am EDT
Wed, 8 May 2019
With the success of Endgame, it's not only Hollywood pundits taking notice, but also scammers. If you are looking to try to watch the movie without going to the theater, please beware of this scam.
From there, we look at how little folks in the UK trust news when it comes to news from social media and their want (need?) for more regulation.
From there, we jump across to Google where the search giant is now offering to delete your search history every three months.
Direct download: tcp_91_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:49am EDT