Transatlantic Cable Podcast

In this weeks episode, David and Jeff tackle yet another poorly configured IoT camera, discuss how a flight-sim mod producer is packaging malware in their installers and also how young Brits are using the same password for multiple online services.  Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-25-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

In this action packed episode, Dave and Jeff take a look at why Bitcoins might be stopping the search for alien life, why you need to NOT share your passwords and to keep an eye out for pension scams on LinkedIn. Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-24-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

In this week's fun packed episode, David and Jeff take a look at cryptocurrency scams on Twitter, how some smartphones may be able to track your location, even with location services disabled.

Also on the podcast this week, a troubling leak of iBoot could cause Apple serious headaches and how China is looking to use smart-glasses to apprehend criminals. 

Direct download: tcp_23_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The SAS, the annual research conference put on by Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). With the conference now less than a month away, I sat down with Costin Raiu to discuss how the conference has evolved over the years as well as what makes the conference special and why those looking to attend shouldn’t wait to sign up for this year’s iteration in Cancun (Spoiler there are not too many tickets left!) for #TheSAS2018. 

Direct download: tcp_23_sas_costin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

In this week's episode, David and Jeff look at Bitcoins (again!), after a trader was attacked at his house and forced to hand over his cryptocurrency. Along with this, 50 cents somehow forgot he had a stash of some 700 bitcoins after accepting them for one of his albums.

Also on this week's podcast:

  • Maersk shipping company admitted they had to reinstall 45,000 PCs and some 4,000 servers after being hit by the NotPetya ransomware.  
  • A Washington State bill would force manufacturers to install easily removable batteries in smartphones 
  • The Elon Musk's flamethrower!

Tune in! 

Direct download: tcp_22-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss how a woman was able to stowaway on a British Airways flight with no ticket or passport; less than 10% of Gmail users use 2-factor authentication; A British teen who used social engineering to pose as the ex-head of the CIA and why teens prefer hacking to smoking.  Tune in!

Direct download: tacp-21-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31am EDT

On this special edition podcast, I sit down with Brian Bartholomew of our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) to discuss his training at the upcoming SAS conference in Cancun, Mexico. During our conversation, we touch on the history of SAS, some of his CTF experiences, what threat intelligence is, what students will learn from his training and much more. Sign up here

Direct download: tcp_sas_02_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff take a look at how cars are becoming more connected, and how car manufacturers are looking to cash in on it.  Also on the podcast this week: a text that can crash your iPhone messenger app, VR porn password problems and GDPR.  Tune in!

Direct download: tcp-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

On this special edition podcast, I talk with Sergey Golovanov about the upcoming SAS conference. We discuss the history of the conference, why you should attend along with why you may want to sign up his training on analyzing APT. Sign up here.

Direct download: tacp_se_final_serge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and I take a look at how phishing emails are being used to target hospitals and the South Korean winter Olympics as well as how a prankster is broadcasting F**k the police on a police radio station. We also discuss how Apple is being urged to tackle smartphone addiction.  Tune in! 

Direct download: tacp-19-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and I delve into the world of Alexa, looking at how Amazon is planning to monetize the service, as well as how the UK police force is looking at ways to use the voice app.  Also in this week's episode, we take a look at the Meltdown and Spectre bugs that everybody is talking about as well as how Android devices are tracking your every move, even after turning location services off.

Direct download: tacp-18-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am EDT

In this week's special new year's episode, Dave and I look at what IT security resolutions we should all look to adopt - from backing up more frequently to ditching the connected toys.  

Direct download: tacp-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07am EDT

In this week's festive episode, Dave and I take a look at school heating, what Google is doing to help combat fake news, Mozilla's woes and how a researcher is using Twitter to predict traffic jams.  Tune in!

Direct download: tacp-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and I discuss heating homes with Bitcoins, how ransomware took out a whole county, Facebook comments and Starbucks Wi-Fi using your laptop as a crypto-currency miner.  Tune in!

Direct download: tacp-15-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and I talk about the blockchain, cryptokitties (yes, they're a thing), MP password problems, 2-factor authentication ear-rings and more. 

Direct download: tacp_14_final-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and I dive into the threat predictions for 2018.  Looking at connected (and vulnerable) cars, ransomware, crypto-mining malware and finally a novelty security camera for your kids... yes, really.

Direct download: tacp_13_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and I talk about people powered internet in Detroit, Germany destroying smart watches, Amazon Key (again!) and car infotainment systems.

Direct download: tapc_12_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EDT

Direct download: tapc_11_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am EDT

In this week's episode, David and I discuss Facebook's attempt to tackle revenge porn, sad robots, Netfix phishing scams (and how best to avoid them) and gaming keyboards with key-logging software installed.

Direct download: tapc_10-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

In this week's episode, we talk USB sticks, Heathrow security, Hollywood hacking, WordPress vulnerabilities and the new iPhone X

Direct download: tapc_09_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54am EDT