Transatlantic Cable Podcast

For the 63rd instalment of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff jump around a bit on topics, but mainly stick to our reoccurring theme of scams and privacy.

The first story on tap looks at the latest cryptocurrency scam run by hackers via Target’s verified account. Unlike past scammers pretending to be Elon Musk or Bill Gates, the hackers ran an ad to lure people into their Bitcoin scam. From there we jump to a data breach impacting those who purchased recreational marijuana in Canada.

The third story looks at UK-based companies embedding bio chips into their employees. We close out the podcast looking at the latest research by Kaspersky Lab on phishing and spam. 

Direct download: tcp-63-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EST

This week, Dave and I were in the same city. So, instead of taking a long romantic stroll around the city of Roma, we decided to sit down and record a different version of the Transatlantic Cable podcast (presented by Kaspersky Lab) and talk about a single topic – parenting and privacy in the age of the digital native.

Both Dave and I are parents to young children and often discuss views on how we look at bringing up our kids within this day and age that really does not have a playbook. 

Also - apologies for the poor audio in places - in the middle of recording, a thunderstorm broke out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am 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

After a week-long business trip, the Transatlantic Cable podcast returns to its regularly scheduled programing. You know the rules, infosec and hot takes in 20 minutes or less.

For the 58th edition of the podcast, Dave and Jeff bid farewell to G+, have a surprising conversation about Facebook’s new home video chat service and another zero-day discovered and disclosed by Kaspersky Lab. For the full text of the stories, please click the links below.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

As mentioned in last week’s podcast, we have a special podcast for this week since the Kaspersky Lab annual corporate communications meeting. This year, we were in Dresden, Germany, so Dave and I sat down with the members of the Kaspersky Arabic Podcast, Ahmed and Baseem to discuss privacy.

During the talk, the four of us looked at the different ways that we look at privacy as well as how social networks and bad parenting may lead to bullying later in life for our kids. The takes come from different areas of the world where we have grown up as well as how we feel personally about the topic.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EST

For the 56th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff and Dave dive into a lot of new trends, some alarming, some good that have popped up over the week.

For the bad news, the guys take a look at how sexual predators are hopping on Fortnite to stalk victims, how fake support scams are swindling Brits out of money and how developers can still read your Gmail along with a secret synch. On the bright side, FireFox has teamed up with HaveIBeenPwned to tell users if they have had their data exposed in a data breach.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am 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! 

Direct download: tcp-54-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 11:09am EST