Transatlantic Cable Podcast (technology)

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

 

Jeff Esposito

 

Excerpt: In this episode, Jeff sits down with Vicente Diaz of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT to discuss a review of APTs in 2018 and what 2019 may hold.

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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