Transatlantic Cable Podcast

In this week's jam-packed episode, Dave and Jeff tackle the elephant in the room: the recent Cambridge Analytica / Facebook fallout. Why is it so significant and what can you do to protect your data.

Also in this episode, school bomb-threat hoaxes, the UK national Lottery suffers account hacks and people are STILL falling for Ethereum scams on Twitter.  

Direct download: tcp-final-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am EST

In this special episode, Jeff talks to Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli about how criminals are able to clone chip and pin cards in Brazil.  

The researchers talk about how the criminals are actively selling their tools and how they're even offering guides and tools for wannabe criminals looking to start out in the carding business.

Direct download: goodfellas_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am EST

In the 28th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I return to our regularly scheduled programming. In this week’s discussion, we dive into the repercussion of the Yahoo breach, the impact of Bitcoin mining in rural America and more. To read more on the stories we discussed this week, please click the links below.

 

Fortnite hack story

Bitcoin in rural America

Porn cryptocurrency

Yahoo data breach sue story

Direct download: tcp-28-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EST

In today’s podcast, I sit down with Santiago Pontiroli from Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team in Latin America to discuss the happenings of the second day of the conference.

 

During our conversation we recap the conference, discuss the Slingshot APT as well as some of the other news coming out of the conference.

Direct download: sas_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

In today’s podcast, I sit down with members of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team from Latin America to recap the first day of the 2018 edition of the SAS. During our chat, Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli and I discuss the following topics: 

Matt Tait’s opening keynote. More commonly known as @pwnallthethings on Twitter, Matt took to the stage to discuss the non-new phenomenon that is disinformation. The session set the stage for a day that went all in on False Flags and making the other side miss. 

10 years of GReAT. This session was hosted by Costin Raiu and Vitaly Kamluk discussed the evolution of the team as well as what is next for attribution.

From there, we discuss the Olympic Destroyer malware and the prominence of false flags. The guys also offer their takes on what made the malware so interesting.

We wrap the podcast with a preview of the guys’ presentation on Day 2 of #TheSAS2018.

Direct download: SAS_1_ENG_Recap_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

The Security Analyst Summit 2018 is finally here and Dave and Jeff take a look at what to expect from the two day conference.  Top on the agenda is a look back on 10 years' of SAS as well as a look at key talks and discussions. 

Direct download: tcp-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EST

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff talk about how some businesses in the states have had their tax account information leaked online, how contactless card fraud in the UK is on the rise, what's hot and what's not at the recent Mobile World Congress, and getting hacked by aliens. Yes, you read that last part right.

Direct download: tcp26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50am EST

In this weeks episode, David and Jeff tackle yet another poorly configured IoT camera, discuss how a flight-sim mod producer is packaging malware in their installers and also how young Brits are using the same password for multiple online services.  Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-25-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

In this action packed episode, Dave and Jeff take a look at why Bitcoins might be stopping the search for alien life, why you need to NOT share your passwords and to keep an eye out for pension scams on LinkedIn. Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-24-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EST

In this week's fun packed episode, David and Jeff take a look at cryptocurrency scams on Twitter, how some smartphones may be able to track your location, even with location services disabled.

Also on the podcast this week, a troubling leak of iBoot could cause Apple serious headaches and how China is looking to use smart-glasses to apprehend criminals. 

Direct download: tcp_23_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EST

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The SAS, the annual research conference put on by Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). With the conference now less than a month away, I sat down with Costin Raiu to discuss how the conference has evolved over the years as well as what makes the conference special and why those looking to attend shouldn’t wait to sign up for this year’s iteration in Cancun (Spoiler there are not too many tickets left!) for #TheSAS2018. 

Direct download: tcp_23_sas_costin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am EST

In this week's episode, David and Jeff look at Bitcoins (again!), after a trader was attacked at his house and forced to hand over his cryptocurrency. Along with this, 50 cents somehow forgot he had a stash of some 700 bitcoins after accepting them for one of his albums.

Also on this week's podcast:

  • Maersk shipping company admitted they had to reinstall 45,000 PCs and some 4,000 servers after being hit by the NotPetya ransomware.  
  • A Washington State bill would force manufacturers to install easily removable batteries in smartphones 
  • The Elon Musk's flamethrower!

Tune in! 

Direct download: tcp_22-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss how a woman was able to stowaway on a British Airways flight with no ticket or passport; less than 10% of Gmail users use 2-factor authentication; A British teen who used social engineering to pose as the ex-head of the CIA and why teens prefer hacking to smoking.  Tune in!

Direct download: tacp-21-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31am EST

On this special edition podcast, I sit down with Brian Bartholomew of our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) to discuss his training at the upcoming SAS conference in Cancun, Mexico. During our conversation, we touch on the history of SAS, some of his CTF experiences, what threat intelligence is, what students will learn from his training and much more. Sign up here

Direct download: tcp_sas_02_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff take a look at how cars are becoming more connected, and how car manufacturers are looking to cash in on it.  Also on the podcast this week: a text that can crash your iPhone messenger app, VR porn password problems and GDPR.  Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EST

On this special edition podcast, I talk with Sergey Golovanov about the upcoming SAS conference. We discuss the history of the conference, why you should attend along with why you may want to sign up his training on analyzing APT. Sign up here.

Direct download: tacp_se_final_serge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33am EST

In this week's episode, Dave and I take a look at how phishing emails are being used to target hospitals and the South Korean winter Olympics as well as how a prankster is broadcasting F**k the police on a police radio station. We also discuss how Apple is being urged to tackle smartphone addiction.  Tune in! 

Direct download: tacp-19-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26am EST

In this week's episode, Dave and I delve into the world of Alexa, looking at how Amazon is planning to monetize the service, as well as how the UK police force is looking at ways to use the voice app.  Also in this week's episode, we take a look at the Meltdown and Spectre bugs that everybody is talking about as well as how Android devices are tracking your every move, even after turning location services off.

Direct download: tacp-18-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am EST

In this week's special new year's episode, Dave and I look at what IT security resolutions we should all look to adopt - from backing up more frequently to ditching the connected toys.  

Direct download: tacp-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07am EST

In this week's festive episode, Dave and I take a look at school heating, what Google is doing to help combat fake news, Mozilla's woes and how a researcher is using Twitter to predict traffic jams.  Tune in!

Direct download: tacp-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EST