Transatlantic Cable Podcast (technology)

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

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

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

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

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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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