Transatlantic Cable Podcast

For the 346th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Jag and I dive into a handful of stories that tie back to disinformation, privacy, people persisting, before ending with the WTF story of the week (and perhaps year).


We kick things off discussing WhatsApp and encryption, but more importantly how the app’s boss understands that it is being used – even in countries where there are bans on the popular messenger app. From there, we jump into the story from last week that impacts users of DropBox. After covering what it is, we discuss some safety measures that can be used by people using the service.


For our third story, we dive into the world of TikTok. While the US ban may be top of mind, we are actually crossing the world to discuss a recent phenomenon on the app that ties back to North Korea. It isn’t a hack, but rather an odd case of a propaganda song from the country going viral on the popular platform. Who would have thought that disinformation could go viral? But hey, I guess the beat slaps (as the kids say).


After that bit of head scratching, we head back to the US where recent research has shown that phishing sites impersonating the USPS are getting almost as much traffic as the real site. To close things out, we dive into AI and porn. More specifically, a new app being advertised on PornHub that allows anyone with the app to see any person neked, with the help of AI and without consent.


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·      Tens of millions secretly use WhatsApp despite bans

·      Dropbox says hackers stole customer data, auth secrets from eSignature service

·      Why North Korea's latest propaganda bop is a huge TikTok hit

·      US Post Office phishing sites get as much traffic as the real one

·      Pornhub's Nonconsensual 'Nudify' Ad

Direct download: Transatlantic_Cable_Podcast_346_1.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT