Transatlantic Cable Podcast

For the 49th edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff start by discussing a potential downside of Fortnite coming to Android, high speed Internet possibly causing insomnia, the Reddit hack, and some highlights from our Q2 Malware report.

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In this episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff talk about some juicy stories: firstly, they start off with Google banning apps that mine cryptocurrency and then hop over to some criminal on criminal crime and then it's over to the biggest whopper we’ve hit on in the podcast… corruption and fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly game. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EST

In this special edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff sits down with Ido Naor of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT to discuss his upcoming talk at Black Hat - Dissecting Non-Malicious Artifacts: One IP at a Time. The talk will take a look at non-malicious documents that are stored on online security scanners will be held at 10:30 am on August 8, in Islander FG.

During the course of their discussion, Ido and Jeff discuss working with GReAT, why you should attend the talk as well as some sneak peeks into what can be expected and his current side project.

Direct download: tcp-edu-blackhat.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:23am EST

In the 47th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss the gross violation of personal privacy of an Uber driver, Facebook’s investigation into Crimson Hexagon, money laundering and why gamers may be happy with the falling crypto-currency prices. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:14am EST

For the 46th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff look into a pair of posts that could be labelled as “you had one job,” or “email is hard,” a closed loophole in Facebook and more. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EST

As we pick up the stories for the weekly podcast, Dave and Jeff often bounce a story out there asking if anyone really cares. So needless to say, there are stories that inevitably wind up on the cutting room floor. This week, there really weren’t many of those moments as they looked at topics that could relate to everyone. To kick things off, they look at how a McDonald’s drive thru was hacked in the 90’s – who hasn’t dreamed of messing with people over one of those speakers? The second story combines new research on how insecure USB drives are and also, how people buying used SD cards can get more than they expected. From there, they hop over to a recent breach within the social media app Timehop that has impacted around 21 million users. To wrap up the 45th edition, they take a look at Twitter’s crackdown of fake accounts.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:43am EST

On the 44th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff touch base on some of the finer things in life including ice cream and privacy. The stories discussed focus on “hackers” in NYC, Samsung phones sending pics without users knowing, 3rd parties reading your Gmail and more. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:26am EST

In this week's podcast, David and Jeff look back at one year since the NotPetya ransomware attack, and see if there's been any improvement in server security.  They also discuss the recent discovery that the UK tax collection service, the HMRC, is under investigation after it emerged that it has stored over 5.1 million biometric voice IDs.

Also this week: GDPR is too hard for some US publications, as some are STILL not allowing EU visitors and how (apparently) social media chatter can predict changes in bitcoins price. Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-43-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:48am EST

In this week's episode, David and Jeff round up 3 stories looking at video games, talking about the World Health Organisation's decision to classify video game addiction as a real problem, as well as how unscrupulous developers are looking to fool people into downloading their 'crapware' games.

Also on the cards is a look at the Olympic Destroyer malware, and how it's shifting it's eyes from the east to the west.

Finally, they look at how WhatsApp and other private messaging tools are being used to spread fake news. 

Tune in! 

Direct download: tcp-42-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EST

For the 41st edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, spying seems to be an underlying theme of our topics. Dave and Jeff kick things off looking at two separate stories with web-enabled cameras being hijacked then look at an interesting two weeks for Bitcoin and more.

Direct download: tcp-41-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46am EST

In the 40th episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff hit on a number of pressing topics. The conversation ranges from Apple’s fight for privacy, Kim Dotcom looking for a Facebook alternative, the World Cup and more. 

Direct download: tcp-40-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:55am EST

In the 39th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic podcast, Dave and I have some fun. We discuss Pornhub’s VPN, some bad GDPR, banning Facebook and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Pornhub VPN

Kenya and video posting

UK nabs hacker, and his Bitcoin

Banning Fb for a month

GDPR is hard

Direct download: tcp-39-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:28am EST

In this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff dive into 5 stories and include some bonus content below. During the conversation they discuss a petition to break up Facebook, Google removing “Do No Evil,” the darkside of the moon and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Teensafe leaks kids’ data

Fake Fortnite apps on Android

Google drops “Do No Evil”

Selfish Ledger

Take this Lollipop

Advocacy group calls for Facebook breakup

China to the darkside of the moon

Direct download: tcp-38-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:40am EST

Dave returns from vacation for the 37th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. During our chat, we discuss a quickly disclosed data breach at Chili’s, meeting the 3rd party tracking American cell users locations, police falling victim to ransomware and more.

If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Chili’s suffers data breach

Police fall victim to ransomware

Facebook suspends apps after internal review

US phone carriers selling location data

Direct download: tcp-37-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EST

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed fills in for Dave who is taking a much-needed vacation with the family. During Ahmed’s conversation with Jeff, the discussion touches upon some more drama with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a data-breach for ride hailing app Careem, privacy wars and more. As always, we keep the conversation to 20 min or less to fit into your busy day. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Gmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government Records

Cambridge Analytica kept Facebook data models through US election

Privacy wars: Google v. Facebook – who is worse?

Careem hit with cyber attack

Direct download: transatlantic-cable-episode-36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EST

In this week's episode of the Kaspersky Daily podcast, David and Jeff dive into the new Facebook dating app.  They also discuss the recent arrest of 15 suspects in China for creating and selling PUBG (Player Unknown's Battleground) cheats with malware installed.

There's also discussion around the recent news that WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has quit Facebook's board of directors after disagreement around the future of WhatsApp.

Finally, they briefly touch on the news that Twitter had sold data access to a researcher tied to Cambridge Analytica.

Here's the stories they discuss:

Facebook dating service

PUBG cheaters arrested

WhatsApp co-creator leaves Facebook

Twitter and Cambridge Analytica

Direct download: tcp-35-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EST

In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss the recent news about Amazon Key, now able to deliver parcels direct to your car boot; why people use "dragon" as their password and whether it's ethical to use a dead mans fingers to unlock a phone.  Tune in!  

Here are the stories they discuss this week: 

Dragon password

Unlocking a dead mans phone

Amazon Key to your car

Facebook hosting social security data

Direct download: tcp-34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EST

In this week’s episode, David Emm joins David to discuss how smart-homes are monitoring our every move and breath (or so it seems), how Facebook is using AI to sell advertisers possible future purchasing decisions of its users as well as why we need to bring ethics into data and AI.

 

Also, something about toilet seats.


Below are the links to the stories we discuss:

 

The SmartHome that spied on me

Facebook reportedly using AI to predict your future

AI ethics

Breaking Facebook’s hold on data

Toilet seat tweet

Direct download: tc-33-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am EST

In this week’s episode, Dave and I talk about how the Facebook fallout has led some raise the idea of paid versions of Facebook and Google, however not everybody think’s it would work.  Also on this week’s episode, ransomware that asks you to pay by playing PUBG (Player Unknown’s BattleGround) and why 99% of cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK.


Below are the links to the stories we discuss:

PUBG ransomware

Google and Facebook must be paid for

Amazon’s voice-sniffing patent

99% of cybercrime escape justice in UK

Direct download: tcp-32-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am EST

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I dive into some tasty stories for your mind. During our conversation, we discuss the latest changes at Facebook, a data breach at Panera Bread, the fallout from the ransomware that held Atlanta hostage and more. For the full text of the stories we discuss, please visit the links below:

 

Atlanta enters recovery phase from ransomware

Panera leaks millions of customers’ records

No, Panera doesn’t take security seriously

Facebook deletes hundreds of propaganda-tied accounts

Facebook to make changes to GDPR, won’t guarantee changes to hit US

Stolen credit cards from Lord & Taylor for sale on Dark Web

Direct download: tcp-31-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EST