Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Where did the year go? One minute, we were talking about predictions for the coming  year and now… well, we have entered the most wonderful time of the year. You know, the time with fat guys and red suits and burning credit cards...

To kick off the 120th installment, we head to the blog of AV Test, however, we will not be talking about the ratings of AV products. Instead, we take a look at their IoT research into the insecurity of a smart watch made for children.

For our second topic, we head to New York, where the NYPD had suffered a minor incident with ransomware from a 3rd-party contractor. From there, we jump across the US to take a look at the latest in the case of the Jack Dorsey hackers. <em>Spoiler alert</em> includes an arrest. For the fourth topic, we look at Black Friday/Cyber Monday and how shoppers can stay safe from scams. Afterwards, David chats with Kaspersky researcher David Emm for some more tips for shoppers.

To wrap up the show, we take a look at the bizarre purchase of an expensive printer and VR coming to Russian cows.

Direct download: 120_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:16am EST

Welcome to the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast. To kick off the 119th edition of the podcast, Dave and I take a look at reported bug in Facebook’s iOS app. Now the question is, is this over-hyped or something that you should be concerned with?

Our second story takes a look at the current issues with 5G and the security concerns. From there, we head into the world of DDoS attacks and look at an “attack” on the Labour Party in the UK as well as statistics from our research team for the last quarter. After the DDoS goodness, we close out the podcast with some good news for law enforcement on the carding scheme.

Direct download: 119_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:41am EST

As we take on the 118th edition of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and I take a look to the future.

The first story takes a look at Ring. Now we all know about what Ring can do now, but as we are seeing their relationships with law enforcement grow, are we ready for what the future holds?

After that, we stay in the realm of Amazon and the future of Alexa. Now how would you feel if your virtual assistant had eyes and walked? From the home space, we move to the air. This story is not “new” news, but is something that is worth keeping an eye on as the UK is looking to have regulations around drones. To close out the podcast, we take a look at healthcare and Google’s Project Nightingale.

Direct download: 118_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:40am EST

For the 117th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take change things up a bit. Instead of a 20-minute episode, we go a bit longer with a talk with one of the researchers from the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT).

Our first story heads to the United States and the energy sector. The issue in the story is tied to an energy company that suffered a cyberattack to their firewalls.

 

From Arizona, we head across the Atlantic to Eurasia. In this story we look at the impact of Bitcoin mining in the Republic of Georgia. While many often hang on the environmental impact, however what if the energy was renewable? After our talk on renewable energy, we head back to the States where we look at the new challenge to facial recognition technology.

After the first three stories, we deviate from our normal programing. I sit down with Santiago from our research team to discuss his latest research on the world of gaming cheating. There are a number of things in there that surprised me, most notably the amount of money and the similarities with the black market for malware.

To close things out, we stay on the topic of gaming and look at the latest on a professional player banned for cheating.

Direct download: 117_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:55am EST

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