Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Episode 240 of the Transatlantic Cable crash lands with 3 stories on NFTs. The first looks at a recent attack on NFT site OpenSea, which was the target of a phishing scam – the total damage is reported to be close to $2 million. The second story is around the EU and its drive to ‘de-anominize’ crypto payments. The final NFT/crypto-related story looks at how a university in South Korea is exploring how to turn faeces into cold hard crypto.   

To wrap up, the closing story is around the U.S.’s drive to tackle spyware in and around its shores, with recent arrests in Mexico. If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:40am EST

When you think you have seen it all, the Internet comes back and proves you wrong. That is also the case when it comes to this week’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable.

To start off the podcast, Ahmed, Dave and I discuss a new problem that Roblox is facing. Now, we aren’t talking bugs or trivial threats, but rather some adult conversations and content happening on the platform for kids. While the company notes that there are problems that they are going to address, it still begs to the question as to <b>HOW</b> and <b>WHY</b> this is happening. From there, we stay on the question of <b>WHY</b> as another platform has some seedy happenings. In this case, we discuss a sexual assault on the Metaverse.

https://youtu.be/-H_zeJ2c3Eg

From there, we revisit the topic of Apple’s Air Tags that we discussed two episodes back. It seems they are adding more safety measures in place for users to protect themselves from unauthorized tracking. Our final story of the episode looks into the hackers who are helping users who’ve forgotten their digital wallet passwords access their “missing” cryptocurrency.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:56am EST

For the 238th episode of the Transatlantic Cable, Dave, Jeff and Ahmed peruse some of the more interesting cyber-related stories of the week. They start by looking at a light-hearted story around Facebook’s metaverse, weddings and Covid.

From there, they focus on two cryptocurrency stories. The first one looks at a notorious influencer who allegedly scammed his followers out of $500,000 via a rug-pull, and now won’t return the funds. The second story is perhaps a little more light-hearted as it looks at recent research that suggests having ‘crypto’ or ‘NFT’ in your dating profile gives you the edge in the dating scene – call me sceptical on this one.

The last two stories look at North Korea. The first is an interview with an alleged hacker who says they took down North Korea’s internet (all of it); and the second, from the BBC, looks at a UN report suggesting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is using stolen crypto to fund their nuclear missile program.

Read all the stories below 👇

➡️ My big fat digital wedding: Couple plan India's 'first metaverse marriage'

➡️ Notorious YouTube Streamer Stole $500,000 From Fans In Crypto Scheme

➡️ Owning cryptocurrency may make you more desirable on the dating scene

➡️ One American Hacker Suddenly Took Down North Korea’s Internet

➡️ North Korea: Missile programme funded through stolen crypto

Direct download: KL_Podcast_238.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:49am EST

For the 237th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed and I ask Dave to dive back into the NFT sea for a pair of stories, both of which center around OpenSea.

The first story comes to us from Vice where Joseph Cox looks into an issue where NFTs may be running third party code without the user’s awareness – in some instances obtaining a IP address for people viewing an NFT. The second story discusses a bug in OpenSea where hackers are able to buy NFTs for previous prices and then flip them for more – all without the current owner’s knowledge.

We then shift focus to Apple to discuss the company’s new response to Air Tags being used for stalking purposes. The question is though, why wasn’t this safety guide already around?

https://youtu.be/jjt9Qx9MBPk

We then jump into the metaverse and debate whether or not this is something that the world really needs to happen. To close out the podcast, we discuss Signal’s new move to incorporate anonymous payments into their future products. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:12am EST

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