Transatlantic Cable Podcast (technology)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:55am EST

For the 166th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take a look at a number of stories that tie back to the police theme.

To kick off the week’s episode, we take a look at a story within the automotive space. There the author puts on his cyber sleuthing hat to realize that the license plates of cars they had used in photos would show up in Google search results.

 

The second story jumps into more of a political piece where we take a look at the conversation surrounding Facebook and a privately funded public police force. We stay on the topic of laws when we discuss the recent news of the FTC looking for consent with stalkerware apps. For our fourth story, we look at a windfall that Aussie law enforcement received from a Bitcoin seizure a few years ago, but paid out recently. To close out, we look at the latest on the Samsung story with the unlock issues.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:05am EST

The 115th installment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast takes a look at a wide range of stories from phishing devices in your home to the US military.

To kick things off, we look at some new research tied to Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices. This one is more of a proof of concept on malicious apps phishing from a smart device already in homes.

From there, we stay on the topic of Google and move from smart home devices to smart devices. This time the new Pixel has some issues when it comes to the face unlock feature. From smart devices, we jump over to the military where the US Air Force is bidding happy trails to 8-inch floppy drives when it comes to the missile system. To close out the podcast we take a look at the US Girl Scouts National Cyber Security Challenge.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:54am EST

After a two-week hiatus from the podcast, Dave returns for the 114th installment of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast.

 

We open the episode looking at the latest news on the Facebook front. Unlike most of our podcasts, the focus won’t be on privacy snafus, instead, we will look at the latest news with Facebook’s Libra. 

Following up on that, we head across California to Google. In this week’s story, the focus is on the privacy surrounding smart speakers and whether or not owners should disclose their presence to guests in the house. The third story has us jumping to a more global scale where ATM jackpotting is once again in the spotlight, this time it is Cutlet Maker. For the fourth story, we discuss the latest scam tied to jailbreaking iPhone. To wrap up the podcast, we discuss discount phone protectors and how you may get what you pay for.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:26am EST

For the 113th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, I fly solo as Dave is still on holiday. We will return to our regularly scheduled programing in next week’s edition.  

To kick off the episode, I discuss the latest snafu from Twitter where verification numbers and emails may have been added to the company’s Tailored Audience program.

While Twitter is still short on details, is definitely a story worth keeping an eye on. The second story looks at the latest round of Governments v. Facebook & Encryption. We talk about this topic quite a bit, but is still one that comes back over and over as governments try to find their way into encrypted messenger apps. From there, the discussion goes to the latest on the British Airlines breach and what it means for those impacted. The next story takes a look at a bug that could have some serious repercussions in WhatsApp due to a GIF. The last story of the week looks at an email intrusion over at Toms Shoes. We close the podcast the way we started, with a bit of a PSA for those looking to attend the Security Analyst Summit in Barcelona next year.

If you like what you heard, please consider sharing with your friends or subscribing. For more details on the stories from this week, please click the links below.

 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:23am EST

For the 112th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, I head to Moscow to discuss privacy with four of my corporate communications colleagues.

During the 20+ minute talk with Julia, Kate, Oksana and Anya, the discussion ranges from how we share online to what privacy is, what it is not and who should be regulating privacy on the Internet.  

If you enjoy the podcast, consider subscribing and sharing with your friends who need more regular updates on security. For more tips on privacy online, check out the blogposts on the topic below. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:41am EST

On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I cross both the Atlantic and Pacific while discussing the week’s story.

Episode 111 kicks off with a story that is looking at how Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

From there, we look at how TikTok has become the latest social media site that is being targeted by dating scams. We then move along to Google announcing  that they have changed some policies tied to reducing the amount of recordings that will be listened to by humans from Google Home. The next story takes a look at a school in the UK that is starting to leverage AI to identify students who are being bullied or may cause self-harm. We close out the week with a look at parenting tips for parents raising kids in the digital age.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:01am EST

On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I stay Stateside for the majority of the stories this week.

The first story on episode 110 has us looking at YouTube for the second week in a row. This week, we look at a tale from the BBC where major advertisers are seeing their ads landing next to fake cancer cure videos.

 

Following that story, we take a look at the latest hoops that Equifax is making the victims of the breach jump through to gain their $125. After that, we look into an alleged ransomware attack that has hit terrestrial radio giant Entercom. The third story focuses in on a new proposed cyber insurance for consumers and what potential ills that this may be offering. The final story looks at a unique crime – instead of the cyber world, we focus on the loo.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:35am EST

Welcome to the 109th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, on this week’s edition, Dave and I take a look at some of the security stories you may have missed over the past week.  

To kick things off, we take a look at the $107 million fine for YouTube after violated child privacy laws.

After that, we stay in the States and discuss a recent outage at Tesla’s app that left some unable to start their cars – because with apps, who needs keys? In an interesting bucking of trends, New Bedford, Massachusetts doesn’t pay hackers who hit their systems with ransomware, instead, recovering from backups. To wrap up the edition, we look at some public mud-flinging from Apple towards Google.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:27am EST

Our first story lands us in the browser world. Instead of talking on ways you are tracked or bad things, we take a look at the good things in the latest edition of Firefox.

From there, we jump back to the physical world. Our stories take us to Germany and an interesting case of banking customers having chip and pin cards cloned and €1.2 million racked up in charges. The third story takes us across the Atlantic where hundreds of dental offices have been hit with ransomware. To close things out, we head to Jolly Ole England where the TfL is asking customers to write their passwords on a sheet of paper to give to an agent.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:23am EST

For the latest Kaspersky Daily podcast, Dave and I dive into some of the biggest security stories that may have passed your radar this week.  

To kick off episode 107, we head to Kazakhstan. A while back, the government asked its citizens to install a certificate so they could track all traffic. Now Google, Apple and Mozilla have blocked that tracking on their browsers. 

We then head over to the twisting saga of Valve and their bug bounty program and a researcher dropping two zero days. This is an interesting tale and one that seems to encompass some of the issues with current bug bounty programs and what is a bug that is needed to be fixed. After that, we head to the all-to-messy tale of a T-Mobile customer who had her information given over to a bill collector creep. This person, in turn harassed her in a serious manner. If you read one story this week, this one is the one to read. The next story takes a look at how Xbox contractors had been listening into some customers voice commands – joining the long list of other companies guilty of this. We end out the podcast with a pair of PSA’s from Facebook. One is a new data deletion feature, or should we say disconnection feature. The other is simply a Please STOP for those posting copyright texts to Facebook and Instagram – they do nothing.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:36am EST

For the 106th edition of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and I dive into some of the hottest cybersecurity news of the week.

To start things off, we take a look at the new ransomware targeting players of Fortnite. If you have kids playing the game or play it yourself, be on the lookout for some sketchy cheats.

 Following that story, we examine a story from the UK that discusses how Mercedes is using sensors in leased vehicles to help repo men take back cars from those who have went arears with their lease. After that, Dave talks with Brian Bartholomew of our GReAT team on the state of healthcare in North America. The fourth story heads to the great state of Texas where 22 municipalities have been hot with a coordinated ransomware attack. Keep an eye on this story as it is still developing. To close out the podcast, we look at the hot story of “smart” toaster ovens turning on by themselves. Depending on who you ask, this is either user error or a bug with the ovens. Seriously, do you really need a connected oven?

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Welcome to the 105th instalment of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and I take a look at some important stories that you may have missed this week.

To kick things off, we look at recent news on robocall-blocking apps. While they may look to curb the volume of these phantom calls, there is more than meets the eye. Some of these apps are actually sharing data with third-parties.

After that story, we head to the latest big business to be caught listening in on “private” recordings. This time it is Microsoft and contractors with Skype. From there, we look at the new security cameras that are using facial recognition in King’s Cross. For those of you looking to go to Hogwarts, you may want to use a spell or two to keep your privacy. After that, we look at a “whoops we’re sorry” from Twitter with personal data and advertisements. To close out the week, we look at intrusion by warshipping.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:21am EST

 

To start things off, we head to a meeting of the Five Eyes nations. While there, the government representatives pushed for more backdoors in encryption – because criminals. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? 

Following that story, we head to the US where a law is being proposed to congress to ban addictive properties of social networks. We keep on the law topic and look at the challenges from privacy groups about Amazon’s Ring doorbell and its role in surveillance by law enforcement.  We close out the week’s podcast looking at the latest in the Equifax breach.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:43am EST

For the 103rd instalment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I take a look at the some stories that you may have missed during the big stories of the week, but are ones that you should be aware of.

To start things off, we go to the state of Louisiana where a handful of schools have been hit with a malware attack. From there, we jump across the Atlantic to Africa. An electrical company has been hit with ransomware. The next story heads North to England where the Mozilla has pointed out that a tool meant to show transparency in political ads is not working as it should. We then discuss this week’s PSA of updating your iPhone or iPad ASAP. To close things out, we look at a new vulnerability in contactless payments. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:04am EST

Welcome to the 102nd instalment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. For this week’s episode, Dave and I stay mostly in the consumer sphere with some highlights for parents.

The first story of the week takes a look at the fine levied on Equifax following their 2017 databreach. The 700 million dollar fine levied doesn’t sit well with me, but you can hear the full takes in the podcast. From there, we jump over to privacy from a banking institution who points out that posting pets on Instagram may be putting millennials at risk for fraud. Our third story is the one that NO ONE asked for – smart diapers (nappies for those in the UK). We wrap up with a story of stolen data tied to a malicious phishing attack at Lancaster University. Seriously, is there ever a non-malicious phishing attack?

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:47am EST

For episode 101 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and  stay primarily in the UK for a number of security related stories before ending with a complete story completely out of the security space.

Our first story looks at a new service in the UK where users can report Facebook scams after a man wins a lawsuit for using his image in fake ads. From there, we stay on the topic of Facebook and their whopping five billion dollar fine levied from the FTC. The third story of the week takes a look at how people are now discovering that Google is listening to the recordings from Google Home. Following that story, we discuss how smart meters in the UK are switching to Welsh. We close out the podcast with a non-security story, but was too weird to not bring up.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:16am EST

We have hit the century mark for the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. For this week, Dave and I look back on some of our favorite stories and also at some of the big impacts of GDPR and also some good things on the bullying front.

To kick things off, we look back on some interesting stories from our first podcasts. The first is the venture in Russia of Burger King. We follow that up with some NSA security posters before kicking off with this week’s chat. The first news story looks at the heavy hammer of GDPR when it came to dealing with breaches with Marriott and British Airlines. From there, we head deep underground for a proposed Wi-fi monitoring program from the TfL in London to increase operational efficiency, but also raising eyebrows of privacy watchdogs. To wrap up the episode, we look at Instagram’s latest test in the battle against cyberbullying.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:32am EST

The 99th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast comes to you straight from the Motherland – er Fatherland, Russia, as my colleagues have corrected me. Dave and I take a look at a handful of stories that will pique your interest and may have been missed during your busy week.

To kick things off, we start in the good ole USA where a second Florida City has paid for a ransomware attack and the worrying trend of cities paying the crooks. From there, we head to a different kind of circus and look at the lack of security protocol in their app. The third story follows up on the security breach of the US border. Then, we look at the world of fake Instagram verification before closing out with a tale of how our boss’ smart home was hacked.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:38am EST

For the 98th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump between the consumer world to a small dip into government ransomware attacks.

To start things off, we jump into the world of music for the second straight week. In this story, Genius says that they have evidence of Google scraping their site for song lyrics. It seems that using Morse Code may be the devil in the details. After that, we look at a story about Instagram testing out new ways for users to recover their accounts following a hack. The third story has us looking at the Internet of Things and Samsung’s message for users to run AV scans of their “Smart TVs.” To wrap up the episode, we head to Florida where a local municipality decided to pay the ransom after falling victim to ransomware.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:28am EST

To start things off, we look at a newly-placed FCC complaint against AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon for selling customer data to 3rd parties. This story is tied to a past podcast topic of the location-based data that can help bounty hunters or those with the money to spend to track a user’s location. From there, we jump into a story on a lawsuit against Amazon for an Alexa recording a child without consent.

After that, we head to the music world where Radiohead was threatened by a hacker to release minidisks from OK Computer. Instead of paying the ransom, they released (for a fee) on the internet for all to see. To close things out, we discuss the deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg that went viral after showing up on Instagram.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:31am EST

For the 96th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump all over the place with stories ranging from pizza to hacked US Customs and Border Patrol photos.

We kick things off with an interesting tale from the Brofist Army. Yep, we are talking PewDiePie and a recent advertisement that he did with Nimses. While there is some concern and fake news surrounding the app and ad, we tried to cut to the meat and potatoes of the tale and the app itself. From there, we bid farewell to Facebook’s Open Graph Search. Afterwards, we discuss the latest snafu from US Customs and Border Control when it comes to storing images of license plates and facial photos of those crossing into the States. For the next to last story, we discuss an upcoming paid version of Firefox. To close things out, we discuss a tale of a lone guy who got his pizza account hacked and well, no pizza for him.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:12am EST

Episode 95 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast hits on the power of encryption, burger joints, Google Chrome and more.

To start things off, Dave and Jeff tackle a pair of stories dealing with encryption and how governments are looking at it. The first is with Germany pondering if law enforcement should be able to read, in plain text, encrypted messages. Then they jump to companies like Apple and Google pushing back on the GCHQ for proposing the same thing. Afterwards, they head to a sport story on how a football club may need to re-check where they send their money to. Then discuss a burger joint in the US hit with POS Malware. 

To close, Dave and Jeff discuss how big changes are afoot for Google Chrome.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:49am EST

Welcome to the 94th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. On this edition, we jump around a bit between cybercrime, privacy and a little bit of Terminator 2 action.

To kick things off, we head down to Charm City. As you may have heard, Baltimore is dealing with a pretty serious ransomware attack that is crippling the city and also having fingers pointed on who is to blame. From there, we head to the IoT and privacy front. In a new patent, Amazon is looking to listen to everything you say in an effort to improve the experience for users. We then dive into a databreach of an events company that impacted over 200K users. Afterwards we look at 7 recent wins from law enforcement agencies against To close things out, we look at a new innovation from Chinese inventors that make you think of Terminator 2.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:25am EST

We are now just seven episodes away from the 100th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. For the 93rd edition of our audio program, we hit on some old favorites as well as a new way to get a day off of school.

Our first story looks at the latest allegations of wrongdoing at Facebook. This edition looks at the data shared between telco providers, Facebook and how it can possibly impact credit-based advertising. We stay in the Facebook world for the second story and look at the shockingly high number of people who still have not updated their Whatsapp, especially on corporate phones. The third story dives into the latest feature of Dota2 that allows users to pay to avoid offensive players. From there we head on to the latest hang-up for 5G in the UK and it is not what you expect. To close things out, we head to Ohio and a curious way that kids got a free day off of school – spoiler it involves malware.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:31am EST

For the 92nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I hit on some new topics. Apologies in advance for those of you who are all in on the Facebook flogging.

To kick things off, we start with perhaps the creepiest story we have had in a while. Over in China a “Superhost” on Airbnb was caught taping renters while in the bedroom. Where the camera was hidden will really surprise you. From there, we head to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where a couple who was purchasing their dream home had the surprise of their life – the money didn’t go to the seller, instead it went to a scammer. The third story stays in the world of crime where the NYPD is asking Bitcoin ATM companies for help in cracking down in a new round of phone scams. To close things out, we look at another curious tale of an app changing business model from hosting photos to harvesting photos for facial recognition.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:50am EST

With the success of Endgame, it's not only Hollywood pundits taking notice, but also scammers. If you are looking to try to watch the movie without going to the theater, please beware of this scam.

From there, we look at how little folks in the UK trust news when it comes to news from social media and their want (need?) for more regulation.

From there, we jump across to Google where the search giant is now offering to delete your search history every three months.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:49am EST

Today marks the 90th episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast in this episode, we touch on fraud, cybercrime and a pair of reports mixed with some innuendo, shaken not stirred.

To start things off, we look at the annual IC3 report from the FBI, what stands out is the staggering amount of money that was stolen in 2018 in the US. From there, we take a look at how USB devices can be weaponized – yes – even keyboards. Afterwards we look at the impact digital clutter can have on companies’ bottom lines. We then go on to the sad tale of a lass who lost a lot of money thinking she was sending it to a broke Jason Statham

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:22am EST

On this week’s edition, we start by checking the ticker with “Days since latest Facebook issue.” Unfortunately it hasn’t been THAT long, and the latest issue involved the Hoovering of contact lists from unsuspecting users. From there, we offer tips to enhance your privacy online. For the third story, we jump over to the realm where the real world and the social media world intersect. In the week’s top hit for Stupid Criminal tricks, this story has it all. We had a number of outtakes talking this story, so be sure you are ready for some laughs.

We then head back to the serious side of things where we look at how humans are combating AI within Dota 2. To close things out, we look at the latest developments in Deep Fakes.  

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:11am EST

In this week's episode Jeff has taken time out to recover from SAS 2019 and David has been joined by David Emm, principle security researcher at Kaspersky Lab.

During the podcast, David and David look at a new report from Bloomberg which reveals that Amazon is using auditors to listen in to Amazon Echo recordings, in order to fine-tune Alexa.

They then look at how a UK government agency forgot to use BCC and accidentally sent sensitive personal information to strangers.  

They also look at how an app, to turn your car into a 'smart-car', wasn't that smart - due to hard-coded passwords inside the app.

Tune in to find out more!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:41am EST

Today, we closed out the 2019 and 11th installment of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit. Day 2 of the conference was more hectic than day one, three separate tracks, trainings and a whole lot of walking to cover the whole event.

So in a sense, you could not simply hit up all of the talks within the way. Well, unless you had one of those time changers like Hermione Granger, but alas. What to do? The best bet, if you ask me is to check out the recap where Jay Rosenberg from GReAT joins Ahmed and me below and share with your friends who may be interested in hearing more. You can also check out #TheSAS2019 on Twitter and see all the sights.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:59am EST

Today marked the first day of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, or SAS for short. During the course of the day, there was a lot of great research and thought-provoking content shared with the attendees.

In this podcast, Ahmed joins me from Singapore to discuss what we thought of the day and key presentations. Some topics that we will touch upon include information warfare, stalkerware, Gossip Girl and more.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:22am EST

While many of us enjoyed some spring weather over the course of the past weekend, the fact of the matter is that Winter is Here. Well, not meteorically, but for fans of Game of Thrones, you all know that something big is coming.

For the 85th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, we kick things off looking at the latest victims of the LockerGoga. From there, we jump into the op-ed from Mark Zuckerberg looking to lawmakers to regulate Facebook – yes, you read this right. After Zuck’s take, we look at the recent take downs of hate speech before diving into the issues with Toyota. To wrap things up, we look at the malware targeting the torrents of popular TV shows like Game of Thrones.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:46am EST

It seems like Facebook unfortunately has made it to the forefront for the 84th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. We kick-off looking at the latest in the saga between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; according to British lawmakers, Facebook may have known about the data-scraping before previously disclosed. To continue with the bad news for the social media giant, a new report notes that the company had stored user passwords in plaintext internally.

From there, we jump over to a tale of how sensitive data from a spyware company for consumers was finally taken off the net – it was previously able to be seen by anyone on the web. After that tale, we take a look at the latest on ASUS and Operation Shadowhammer that chronicles a recent discovery by Kaspersky Lab researchers. The story on this one will continue when we kick off SAS in early April. To close out the podcast, we look at how a software glitch caused some serious headaches for travelers in the US.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:15am EST

For this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I split our time between sides of the Atlantic.

To start out, we look at the latest news out of Norway on the ransomware infection that struck aluminum producer Hydro. The story still has developments to come, but the latest info is discussed. We stay in Europe to look at a piece of EU legislature that will increase the collaboration of countries when it comes to preparing for European-wide cyberattacks. We then jump over to the shores of America to tackle a tale of Sprint customers who are seeing other people’s data when they log into their accounts. To close out the podcast we jump into the world of scooter sharing and the data that the city of Los Angeles would like shared with them.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:37am EST

An underlying theme of this week’s podcast is cheating. Now this comes across in many ways from cheating the system to theft and online gaming.

We kick off the 82nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast with a pair of stories concerning Facebook. The first speaks in the vein of the Cambridge Analytica scandal where Facebook sued a pair of developers in the Ukraine for creating quizzes that also came with a side of malware. The second story involving the big blue network looks at Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge at increasing privacy for users, only to see the company seem to conflict this with their corporate lobbying. We get off the social network and hop to the Land Down Under where police have nabbed a guy who was selling logins for Spotify, Netflix and Hulu illegally. Following that story, we take a look at the ongoing battle between Respawn Entertainment and cheaters. To close out the week, we look at the business end of things and the current issue with improperly configured corporate Box accounts that have some sensitive files available to the public.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:07am EST

When we were looking over the stories that we would cover this week, Dave and I noticed that one theme seemed to take the lions’ share of the theme – privacy for kids online. As parents, it was something that made us talk a bit deeper on these subjects.

The 81st edition kicks off looking at the latest with Facebook. Unlike many past weeks, this is not about a privacy snafu, but rather a rumored cryptocurrency coming from the social media giant along with one from Telegram. From there we look at a story that shows a paltry number of computers being upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10. We then head into the parenting stories of the week. First we look at a fine levied on TikTok by the FTC before closing out with a story on YouTube’s comment problems.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:45am EST

For the 80th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I take look at a handful of stories that are sure to whet your appetite for this week’s security news.

First, we start off looking at the fallout from a student who caused some serious harm to his former university. What caused the damage might surprise you – hint: it can fit in the palm of your hand. From there, we look at the low percentage of Americans who take precautions to protect their identities. Following that story, we look at the latest research from Kaspersky Lab that focuses on the threats that face users of adult websites. We close out the week looking at the latest woes for Nike with their connected shoes.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:35am EST

This week was semi-slow when it came to looking for articles to bring to the table for the 79th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. But in our space, a slow week can generally be seen as a good thing.

To kick things off, we look at some proposed legislation in the UK in regards to Facebook. I think it is safe to say that we all agree that the network has a way to go when it comes to handling fake news and other problematic points. However, the question becomes is it the job of one government or is this a bigger fish to fry?

From there, we stay in the UK for a crossover on the small screen for shows Holby City and Casualty which will look at a cyber attack that seems oddly similar to WannaCry. The next story stays in the EU and looks at the latest sport in France – Lightsaber Duels. Star Wars fans rejoice! To close things out, we head to the hardwood where Nike has announced their latest smart shoe complete with charging pad, IoT connectivity and self-lacing shoes.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 3:34am EST

On this special episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, we will continue to preview the upcoming Security Analyst Summit (#TheSAS2019). The conference will take place in Singapore on April 8-11.

Today, my guest on the show is Sergey Lozhkin. Sergey is a senior security researcher on the company’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). During the course of our chat, we discuss a wide range of topics from what he is currently working on to what he expects heading to Singapore for the first time, insecurity of hospitals and his talk at the conference. 

We also dive into his upcoming training at #TheSAS2019, entitled The God-Mode Practical Training in Static Analysis of APT Malware. This training session will cover most of the steps required to analyze a modern APT toolkit, from receiving the initial sample, all the way to producing a deep technical description with IOCs. The course material is based on many years of experience analyzing the most complex threats ever discovered in-the-wild, including: Equation, Red October, Sofacy, Turla, Duqu, Carbanak, ShadowPad, and many more. It’s time to set your static analysis game to God-Mode.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:25am EST

In the 77th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I look at stories that impact consumers from their wrists to their pockets and inboxes. For the first story, we hit home for parents looking at a story on the insecurity and subsequent recall in the European Union of ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches. Then we stay on the insecurity bandwagon and discuss the lack of security in some webcam covers handed out at a conference from the NSA.

 

Afterwards, we look at an upcoming access change to the gyroscope in an upcoming iOS release. We keep on the big company bandwagon looking at a potential security issue with Gmail that can be exploited by scammers. To wrap up, we close with a post that looks at a recent takedown of DDoS for hire service in the UK as part of a global initiative by the good guys.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:03am EST

The 2019 edition of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit (#TheSAS2019), will take place in Singapore on April 8-11. As always, the conference will bring some of the brightest minds in infosec together to share knowledge at a high level.

This year marks the first year that the conference will come to Asia. To talk more about what Singapore and what people can expect while attending, we sat down with Vitaly Kamluk who leads the APAC arm of our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) and resides in Singapore.

During our talk, Vitaly offers his insight into the sights that first-time visitors to Singapore should see as well as what the security scene looks like. Given his area of expertise, we couldn’t just talk travel tips. We also discuss his upcoming training at the conference, entitled Remote Forensics for the Modern Malware Hunter as well as the forensic tool that he created, Bitscout.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:12am EST

The 76th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, David and I cover a number of stories pertaining to privacy and, surprisingly browsers. To start things off, we look at the issue that Apple faced earlier in the week where a bug in FaceTime that was reported by a kid wound up in the public eye.

Following that tale, we jump into a stranger-than-fiction story about Facebook and their controversial tactic to have users install a VPN to share their data with Facebook – the kicker- is that the target audience included kids. Following Facebook, we stay on the privacy bandwagon and look at the work that Mozilla did to improve the latest version of Firefox.  We close out the podcast bidding happy trails to Internet Explorer 10.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:51am EST

We kick off the podcast looking at how the Girl Scouts are rolling out a badge for Cyber Security and using eggs, not computers for their members. From there, we cover a report from California on how a family’s Nest camera sent out a warning that had North Korea firing intercontinental ballistic missiles at the USA – but was a hoax from a hacker and reused passwords.

We keep in the Google family by looking at a recent GDPR related fine levied on the search giant. The next story looks at the recently unsealed documents that were previously sealed in a Facebook lawsuit. Unfortunately, it looks like the social behemoth was profiting off of children.

Afterwards, we further discuss the fact that scams on Facebook and WhatsApp promising free airline tickets are just a scam – please do not fall for them. The podcast closes out with a new piece of mobile malware that tries to hide itself from security researchers.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:59am EST

Episode 74 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast sees David and Jeff being joined by a few of their colleagues from around the world as they talk about travel and cyber-security - can you keep your data and your life private whilst travelling?

Tune in!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:38am EST

For the 71st episode (and the first podcast of the new year) Dave and Jell talk New Year’s resolutions – no, not the usual lose weight and stop drinking alcohol (we all know we’ll give those up after three weeks of January blues), instead they look at cybersecurity resolutions that are easy for us all to stick to.

Whether it’s deleting old apps on your phone, or deciding to finally start using a password manager, Dave and Jeff walk through 11 practical tips that we can all stick to.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Dave and Jeff start the podcast discussing some mass surveillance and facial recognition over in the UK in an unmarked van – at least it didn’t say free candy.  From there, we head to a report on the importance of shopping safe online during the holidays.

They then look at the latest from the PewdiePie 'brofist' army hacking more printers before heading to the current state of healthcare security and why you should care.  They finish talking about a bug in Super Smash Bros that is more comic relief than the sky is falling.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:33am EST

On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, David and I talk about the one thing that everyone who works in any tech company loves – heading home for Christmas. Now there is nothing wrong with going to see family or friends, what we are bracing for, is the inevitable fact that like us, many of you will be asked to be the defacto IT guy at at least one relative’s home over the next few days and weeks. 

During the course of our chat, we will discuss 12 things that can help secure your relatives and offer some tips to make it a bit less painful so you can get back to the festivities. 

Some additional helpful links include:

Secure your home network

Securing home Wi-Fi

Securing mobile devices

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 69

 

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For this special edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, I sit down with Vicente Diaz, the deputy director for Europe on our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), and discuss the topics of recent webinars and research from the team.

We take a spin through the APT activity of 2018 before dusting off the crystal ball and looking ahead to what 2019 may hold for the threat landscape. To see the full webinars hosted by Vicente and Costin Raiu, please visit the links below: 

For our full threat predictions and 2018 recaps, check out the posts below from Securelist. Here’s the year in facts and figures:

And here you’ll find our predictions for 2019:

 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:52am EST

For the 68th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and Jeff cover a wide range of topics ranging from data privacy and sharing to legal fallout with NotPetya (AKA ExPetr), a stolen unencrypted laptop and a phishing attack.

The first story looks at Facebook’s ongoing battle against ad blockers and then jumps into the data that apps on iOS and Android are storing and profiting on. Then they head to the APAC region, where a stolen Lenovo employee’s unenecrypted laptop proves to be a potential treasure trove with payroll and salary data on it. Finally, they hop to the legal world where an interesting lawsuit is brewing out of an insurance claim tied to NotPetya, before closing out with a hack on a Massachusetts-based community college. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:36am EST

In episode 67 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and Jeff look at how some iOS users are being scammed by downloading and using fitness apps. The apps, designed to mimic real fitness apps asks for a fingerprint in order to create a “unique diet plan.” Of course, the app actually defrauds users by making payments through Touch ID. 

Also on the podcast this week, Dave and Jeff look back at the threats of the year with the Securelist APT annual review.

Tune in!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:10am EST

For this edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff sits down with David Jacoby of our Global Research and Analysis team. The discussion centers around David’s new research on the value of an identity on the dark web.

Over the course of the podcast, David and Jeff touch on how personal data is being bought and sold on the Dark Web through unknown sellers and buyers - this data can include anything from Netflix accounts to banking records.

Be sure to tune in! 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:57am EST

In the 65th episode of the Transatlantic Cable, Dave and Jeff look at some worrying developments in the land of social media, with LinkedIn and Facebook coming under increased scrutiny.  They also look at the crashing price of cryptocurrencies around the world and what it may mean for next year.

Also on the menu, Dave and Jeff look at how Germany is looking to take the first steps in home router regulation, which could help secure millions of users home networks.

Tune in!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:31am EST

 

In this week's Kaspersky podcast, Dave and Jeff take a look at how you can stay safe this holiday season when shopping online.  Legitimate shops aren't the only ones hoping you'll open your wallets - every year, we see an increase in cyber-fraud as criminals look to take a slice of the shopping bonanza.  

Some of the tactics employed by criminals this time of year include spam and phishing emails looking to fool you into a bargain as well as compromised social media and email accounts spewing forth dodgy links.

Tune in to find out more.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:47am EST

On the 61st installment of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave Jeff kick things off talking Girl Scouts - not the tasty cookies, but sadly a data breach.  From there, Dave and Jeff talk about the ongoing Google vs. Fortnite drama and another guys epic adult website addiction whilst at work.  

This plus much more on the latest episode - enjoy!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:56am EST

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff discuss several sensitive data breaches, ranging from Wife Lovers (yes, really) right through to the US Tea Party group.

They then look at how fake reviews are starting to plague sites and also look at a new phone which sends all data through TOR (The Onion Router.)

Tune in!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:45am EST

In a busy news week for infosec news, Dave and Jeff had a hard time selecting the stories to cover for this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. However after some deliberation, they were able to narrow it down to four stories that hit on some of our favorite topics: IoT, Smart Home and epidemics.

To kick off the podcast, they look at a new patent filed by Amazon that may look to have everyone’s favorite in-home voice assistant play doctor. From there they look at a recent breach suffered by the Pentagon and then jump back on the medical bandwagon and look at the fallout of the WannaCry epidemic on the NHS. They wrap the week staying on the British side of the pond where a smart lock company locked customers out of their homes.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:16am EST

In the 55th installment of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and Jeff cover a lot of ground. Starting in China where Amazon is looking into claims that bad reviews are being removed by employees in exchange for cash. They also look into a new development on Steam where a sexually explicit game has caught headlines and then it's over to the US where a government payment system suffers a breach that has lasted over six years. On top of those stories, they also cover a pair of animals making tech news on land and in the sea. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:21am EST

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff look at how Facebook is being sued for mass surveillance (again).  They'll also touch on how ransomware really doesn't pay after a criminal was jailed for 18 months for building and distributing his own ransomware.

Other stories this week include how Air Canada's app was breached, leaking passport information and also a deep dive into the BA credit card hack and what it means for you if you've been affected.  

Be sure to tune in! 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:09am EST

On this episode of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast from Kaspersky Lab, Dave and Jeff Boldly Go where this podcast has never gone before – into the brain of William Shatner. Well while I will always prefer smugglers, swords with lights coming out of them and Muppets in my space odysseys, you can’t help but read a story when Captain Kirk jumps on board expressing his fears of virtual reality.

Following that trippy story, we jump into stories looking at data sharing between Google and Mastercard, Colorado upping their data privacy laws and a hacked Chrome extension.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:05am EST

In the anniversary episode of the Kaspersky Lab podcast, Jeff and Dave dive into some hot IT related topics. Some of the topics discussed include the spat between Epic Games and Google intensifies after Google discloses a vulnerability in Fortnite, what the recent US T-Mobile data breach means for you and why a fish tank helped (in a small way) to develop some of the modern internet protocols and systems we still use today.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:56am EST

In this weeks episode, David and Jeff discuss how some police bodycams could actually be hackable, the FBI has issued warnings to banks, telling them about an impending ATM hack as well as how Google is actually tracking you, even if you tell it not to and a brief look at the Q2 spam and phishing report from Securelist.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:50am 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.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:23am 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!

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:48am 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. 

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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

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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

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:40am EST

Threatpost journalists Chris Brook and Brian Donohue discuss security and privacy at Google's I/O conference, the IRS and Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield Data Breach, the potential end to Sections 215 of the PATRIOT Act and more in this latest edition of the Talk Security podcast.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:01am EST

Threatpost reporters Chris Brook and Brian Donohue discuss recent security headlines, including a contentious new Executive Order, the Dyre banking scheme, Github’s distributed denial of service troubles, the sale of hacked Uber accounts, Edward Snowden on Last Week Tonight, Snapchat’s first transparency report, a cool YouTube hack and more.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:21am EST

Threatpost reporters Chris Brook and Brian Donohue revisit last week's Security Analyst Summit, an event put on by Kaspersky Lab in Cancun, Mexico. Talks of interest include the Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis team's Equation advanced persistent threat group, David Jacoby's home hacking and more.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

In this talk security podcast, Chris Brook and Brian Donohue of Threatpost discuss the upcoming Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, Flash zero days, the Ghost vulnerability and the Anthem breach.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

Threatpost’s Brian Donohue and Chris Brook discuss a tiff between Microsoft and Google, a $10 USB keystroke logger and more in this January edition of the Talk Security podcast.

 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Speculation is rampant about who attacked Sony and for what reasons. Many are pointing fingers at North Korea. Talk Security podcast hosts Chris Brook and Brian Donohue discuss the reasons for and against blaming the Hermit Kingdom for a recent and devastating breach of Sony Picture Entertainment’s computer systems.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:00am EST

 

Talk Security podcast hosts Brian Donohue and Chris Brook are back with the news edition of the Talk Security podcast, discussing the Regin APT attack platform and the movement toward encrypting everything on the Internet as well as this month's bugs, malware and data breaches.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:00am EST

 

Talk Security podcast hosts Chris Brook and Brian Donohue of Threatpost discuss the recently publicized Dark Hotel advanced persistent threat campaign, which seeks to infect the machines of corporate executives as they connect to hotel networks while traveling around the world for work. Also discussed is the much talked about WireLurker Apple malware and the iOS Masque vulnerability that enabled it.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Brian Donohue and Chris Brook discuss late breaking news of an announcement from Drupal warning customers that they should assume their sites have been compromised unless they installed an update from mid-October withing hours of release. This and more in the October edition of the Talk Security monthly news round-up podcast.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

 

In the inaugural edition of our recently rebranded Talk Security podcast, Brian Donohue and Chris Brook of Threatpost discuss the Home Depot data breach, how the iCloud celebrity photo leak affected the Launch of the iPhone 6, the end of the trustworthy computing era at Microsoft, and, of course, the Internet-wide bug in Bash, dubbed Shellshock, affecting Linux and Unix systems.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

In the news this month: the world’s premier security conferences, Black Hat and DEF CON, take center stage to open August; more advanced persistent threats emerge in China and elsewhere; malware is using webmail to communicate; and a bizarre tale surrounding a brief outage on Sony’s PlayStation Network. Threatpost’s Brian Donohue and Chris Brook review these stories and more in this August 2014 edition of the Kaspersky Daily podcast.

 
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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In the news this month, Microsoft stirs controversy with its latest botnet takedown, China spies on the U.S. seeking information about policy in Iraq, Verizon’s latest transparency report suggests the government is most interested in location data, and hackers compromise defense contractors involved with Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile system.

 
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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

June was a busy month, so Chris Brook and Brian Donohue will discuss hacks and data breaches affecting a number of prominent brands, some interesting privacy and cryptography news from the tech giants, and, of course, we'll check in on the mobile security scene as well. However we begin with Heartbleed:

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Chris Brook of Threatpost and Brian Donohue discuss the security news happenings from the month of May, including good and bad news for privacy from the tech giants, an inordinate number of data breaches, the emergence of mobile ransomware, and more:

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In the news this month, a serious security vulnerability – dubbed Heartbleed – emerges in OpenSSL, one of the Web’s most widely deployed cryptographic tools. Microsoft ships the last security fixes to its once-ubiquitous Windows XP operating system. Apple resolves its own similar but separate cryptography vulnerabilities. In addition, we've got more data breaches and, as always, more Android news.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

In the news this month: more transparency reports, Microsoft zero days, data breaches, and NSA revelations. WhatsApp – the popular global messaging service – is acquired by Facebook, much to the chagrin of privacy advocates. There’s continued trouble for critical infrastructure systems, as well. A lot of great news stories out of CanSecWest and the affiliated Pwn2Own contest. Brian Donohue and Chris Brook discuss these stories and more.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue rounds up the latest security news from the month of January 2014.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Firefox mandates in its latest update that all Java plug-ins will operate on a click-to-play basis.Google removes a key privacy feature and fixes a serious vulnerability in its Android Operating system. American Retail giant Target suffers a massive data breach, exposing some 40 million credit and debit cards. Brian Donohue and Threatpost’s Chris Brook discuss all this and more in the December monthly news podcast.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue rounds up the latest security news from the month of November 2013.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue rounds up the latest security news from the month of October 2013.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue rounds up the latest security news from the month of October 2013.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue interviews Sergey Golovanov (Principal Security Engineer, Global Research and Analysis Team of Kaspersky Lab) about the potential threats you face when banking online and how to protect yourself.

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Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue rounds up the latest security news from the month of September 2013.

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Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue explains two-factor authentication

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Kaspersky Lab’s Brian Donohue explains the latest on mobile hacks on Blackhat

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Denis Maslennikov explains the vulnerabilities and possible threats of mobile banking apps.

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