Tue, 24 September 2019
On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I cross both the Atlantic and Pacific while discussing the week’s story.
Episode 111 kicks off with a story that is looking at how Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
From there, we look at how TikTok has become the latest social media site that is being targeted by dating scams. We then move along to Google announcing that they have changed some policies tied to reducing the amount of recordings that will be listened to by humans from Google Home. The next story takes a look at a school in the UK that is starting to leverage AI to identify students who are being bullied or may cause self-harm. We close out the week with a look at parenting tips for parents raising kids in the digital age.
Direct download: 111_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:01am EDT
Tue, 17 September 2019
On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I stay Stateside for the majority of the stories this week.
The first story on episode 110 has us looking at YouTube for the second week in a row. This week, we look at a tale from the BBC where major advertisers are seeing their ads landing next to fake cancer cure videos.
Following that story, we take a look at the latest hoops that Equifax is making the victims of the breach jump through to gain their $125. After that, we look into an alleged ransomware attack that has hit terrestrial radio giant Entercom. The third story focuses in on a new proposed cyber insurance for consumers and what potential ills that this may be offering. The final story looks at a unique crime – instead of the cyber world, we focus on the loo.
Direct download: 110_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:35am EDT
Wed, 11 September 2019
Welcome to the 109th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, on this week’s edition, Dave and I take a look at some of the security stories you may have missed over the past week.
To kick things off, we take a look at the $107 million fine for YouTube after violated child privacy laws.
After that, we stay in the States and discuss a recent outage at Tesla’s app that left some unable to start their cars – because with apps, who needs keys? In an interesting bucking of trends, New Bedford, Massachusetts doesn’t pay hackers who hit their systems with ransomware, instead, recovering from backups. To wrap up the edition, we look at some public mud-flinging from Apple towards Google.
Direct download: 109_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:27am EDT
Thu, 5 September 2019
Our first story lands us in the browser world. Instead of talking on ways you are tracked or bad things, we take a look at the good things in the latest edition of Firefox.
From there, we jump back to the physical world. Our stories take us to Germany and an interesting case of banking customers having chip and pin cards cloned and €1.2 million racked up in charges. The third story takes us across the Atlantic where hundreds of dental offices have been hit with ransomware. To close things out, we head to Jolly Ole England where the TfL is asking customers to write their passwords on a sheet of paper to give to an agent.
Direct download: 108_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:23am EDT