Transatlantic Cable Podcast

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.

Direct download: tcp-45-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

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 EDT

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!

Direct download: tcp-43-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:48am EDT

In this week's episode, David and Jeff round up 3 stories looking at video games, talking about the World Health Organisation's decision to classify video game addiction as a real problem, as well as how unscrupulous developers are looking to fool people into downloading their 'crapware' games.

Also on the cards is a look at the Olympic Destroyer malware, and how it's shifting it's eyes from the east to the west.

Finally, they look at how WhatsApp and other private messaging tools are being used to spread fake news. 

Tune in! 

Direct download: tcp-42-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

For the 41st edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, spying seems to be an underlying theme of our topics. Dave and Jeff kick things off looking at two separate stories with web-enabled cameras being hijacked then look at an interesting two weeks for Bitcoin and more.

Direct download: tcp-41-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46am EDT

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. 

Direct download: tcp-40-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

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

Direct download: tcp-39-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

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

Direct download: tcp-38-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:40am EDT

Dave returns from vacation for the 37th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. During our chat, we discuss a quickly disclosed data breach at Chili’s, meeting the 3rd party tracking American cell users locations, police falling victim to ransomware and more.

If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Chili’s suffers data breach

Police fall victim to ransomware

Facebook suspends apps after internal review

US phone carriers selling location data

Direct download: tcp-37-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed fills in for Dave who is taking a much-needed vacation with the family. During Ahmed’s conversation with Jeff, the discussion touches upon some more drama with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a data-breach for ride hailing app Careem, privacy wars and more. As always, we keep the conversation to 20 min or less to fit into your busy day. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Gmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government Records

Cambridge Analytica kept Facebook data models through US election

Privacy wars: Google v. Facebook – who is worse?

Careem hit with cyber attack

Direct download: transatlantic-cable-episode-36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

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