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Each week, the Kaspersky Lab team will break down some useful cybersecurity stories and offer usable tips in 20 minutes or less.

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Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 78
15:41

The 78th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast comes from you live from Dubai. I am over here for a meeting with some of my team based in this corner of the world. Wait, the earth is round, let’s call it this spot on the globe (not sorry flat-earthers).

With time zones not being our friend, David has the week off and I sit down with Ahmed (Dubai), Mucahit (Istanbul) and Kseniya (Moscow) to take a look at a handful of stories and to also get a younger generation’s view on some of the technologies that Dave and I will often riff on.

We start the podcast discussing the recent news about compromised accounts at OK Cupid. There wasn’t a data breach, but this brings us to a conversation on data and concerns for our younger colleagues on data security. From there, we jump to Amazon’s recent acquisition of Eero and what this means for Smart Home devices. To wrap things up, we keep our focus on the IoT and look at industrial refrigerators and what their default passwords mean for users.

Feb 13, 2019
#TheSAS2019 Preview: Sergey Lozhkin
16:26

On this special episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, we will continue to preview the upcoming Security Analyst Summit (#TheSAS2019). The conference will take place in Singapore on April 8-11.

Today, my guest on the show is Sergey Lozhkin. Sergey is a senior security researcher on the company’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). During the course of our chat, we discuss a wide range of topics from what he is currently working on to what he expects heading to Singapore for the first time, insecurity of hospitals and his talk at the conference. 

We also dive into his upcoming training at #TheSAS2019, entitled The God-Mode Practical Training in Static Analysis of APT Malware. This training session will cover most of the steps required to analyze a modern APT toolkit, from receiving the initial sample, all the way to producing a deep technical description with IOCs. The course material is based on many years of experience analyzing the most complex threats ever discovered in-the-wild, including: Equation, Red October, Sofacy, Turla, Duqu, Carbanak, ShadowPad, and many more. It’s time to set your static analysis game to God-Mode.

Feb 11, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 77
22:23

In the 77th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I look at stories that impact consumers from their wrists to their pockets and inboxes. For the first story, we hit home for parents looking at a story on the insecurity and subsequent recall in the European Union of ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches. Then we stay on the insecurity bandwagon and discuss the lack of security in some webcam covers handed out at a conference from the NSA.

 

Afterwards, we look at an upcoming access change to the gyroscope in an upcoming iOS release. We keep on the big company bandwagon looking at a potential security issue with Gmail that can be exploited by scammers. To wrap up, we close with a post that looks at a recent takedown of DDoS for hire service in the UK as part of a global initiative by the good guys.

Feb 06, 2019
#TheSAS2019 Preview: Vitaly Kamluk
21:39

The 2019 edition of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit (#TheSAS2019), will take place in Singapore on April 8-11. As always, the conference will bring some of the brightest minds in infosec together to share knowledge at a high level.

This year marks the first year that the conference will come to Asia. To talk more about what Singapore and what people can expect while attending, we sat down with Vitaly Kamluk who leads the APAC arm of our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) and resides in Singapore.

During our talk, Vitaly offers his insight into the sights that first-time visitors to Singapore should see as well as what the security scene looks like. Given his area of expertise, we couldn’t just talk travel tips. We also discuss his upcoming training at the conference, entitled Remote Forensics for the Modern Malware Hunter as well as the forensic tool that he created, Bitscout.

Feb 05, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 76
21:47

The 76th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, David and I cover a number of stories pertaining to privacy and, surprisingly browsers. To start things off, we look at the issue that Apple faced earlier in the week where a bug in FaceTime that was reported by a kid wound up in the public eye.

Following that tale, we jump into a stranger-than-fiction story about Facebook and their controversial tactic to have users install a VPN to share their data with Facebook – the kicker- is that the target audience included kids. Following Facebook, we stay on the privacy bandwagon and look at the work that Mozilla did to improve the latest version of Firefox.  We close out the podcast bidding happy trails to Internet Explorer 10.

Jan 30, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 75
19:51

We kick off the podcast looking at how the Girl Scouts are rolling out a badge for Cyber Security and using eggs, not computers for their members. From there, we cover a report from California on how a family’s Nest camera sent out a warning that had North Korea firing intercontinental ballistic missiles at the USA – but was a hoax from a hacker and reused passwords.

We keep in the Google family by looking at a recent GDPR related fine levied on the search giant. The next story looks at the recently unsealed documents that were previously sealed in a Facebook lawsuit. Unfortunately, it looks like the social behemoth was profiting off of children.

Afterwards, we further discuss the fact that scams on Facebook and WhatsApp promising free airline tickets are just a scam – please do not fall for them. The podcast closes out with a new piece of mobile malware that tries to hide itself from security researchers.

Jan 23, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 74
22:44

Episode 74 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast sees David and Jeff being joined by a few of their colleagues from around the world as they talk about travel and cyber-security - can you keep your data and your life private whilst travelling?

Tune in!

Jan 17, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 73
22:44

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first regular edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable Podcast. On this edition, Dave and I cover a lot of ground.

We kick off the podcast talking about CES, or more notably a pair of products that we question whether the internet is really needed – keys and a toilet. From there, we hop over to a program, Lenny, that turns the table on our favorite pains in the rear – robocalls and scammers. The next topic is a bit more serious as a hack happened to Australia’s Emergency Warning Network. If you are an online gamer and play The Town of Salem, you may want to change your password as they have suffered a data breach.

We close out the podcast looking at how data is used. This ranges from weather applications to the story of the week with how US Telcos are selling user data.

Jan 09, 2019
#TheSAS2019 Preview: Brian Bartholomew
10:02

It is that time of year again, #TheSAS2019 will be here before we know it. This year’s location is in Singapore and as usual, there will be a lot of interesting research coming from the presenters. There will also be trainings where attendees can learn from our experts on GReAT across a wide variety of topics.

 In this podcast, I sit down with Brian Bartholomew who is giving a training, and to discuss what he envisions for this year’s edition of the Security Analyst Summit. His training entitled The Good and the GReAT— Stepping up your Threat Intelligence Game will be held with with Brian Candlish of Telstra Threat Labs and will focus on:

Concepts of threat intelligence

  • Intelligence life cycle
  • Defining intelligence requirements
  • Collecting and processing data
  • Maximizing data through automation
  • Open source / custom tools
  • Threat hunting in large security datasets
  • Intelligence reporting
  • Dealing with biases
  • Using estimative language
  • Each day will end with large hands-on labs

 

To sign up for Brian’s training or to buy tickets for #TheSAS2019, please click here.

Jan 04, 2019
Podcast: 11 practical New Year (cybersecurity) resolutions
17:24

For the 71st episode (and the first podcast of the new year) Dave and Jell talk New Year’s resolutions – no, not the usual lose weight and stop drinking alcohol (we all know we’ll give those up after three weeks of January blues), instead they look at cybersecurity resolutions that are easy for us all to stick to.

Whether it’s deleting old apps on your phone, or deciding to finally start using a password manager, Dave and Jeff walk through 11 practical tips that we can all stick to.

Dec 28, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 70
20:58

Dave and Jeff start the podcast discussing some mass surveillance and facial recognition over in the UK in an unmarked van – at least it didn’t say free candy.  From there, we head to a report on the importance of shopping safe online during the holidays.

They then look at the latest from the PewdiePie 'brofist' army hacking more printers before heading to the current state of healthcare security and why you should care.  They finish talking about a bug in Super Smash Bros that is more comic relief than the sky is falling.

Dec 20, 2018
Podcast: Holiday tech tips for visiting family
19:59

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

Dec 18, 2018
Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 69
19:58

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 69

 

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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:

 

Dec 18, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 68
18:30

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. 

Dec 12, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 67
17:22

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!

Dec 06, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 66
20:05

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! 

Dec 04, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 65
19:48

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!

Nov 28, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 64
14:37

 

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.

Nov 20, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 63
19:15

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. 

Nov 14, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 62
26:34

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!

Nov 07, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 61
20:39

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!

Oct 31, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 60
15:37

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!

Oct 25, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 59
20:54

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.

Oct 18, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 58
19:16

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.

Oct 10, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Ep. 57
23:29

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.

Oct 03, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 56
21:03

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.

Sep 26, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 55
16:23

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. 

Sep 19, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 54
18:40

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! 

Sep 12, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 53
19:32

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.

Sep 06, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 52
18:28

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.

Aug 29, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 51
20:25

In this week’s episode, Jeff and I look at how Google is being targeted for a class-action lawsuit after it was found to have been tracking users, even if they’d explicitly asked it not to.  They also look at how Google turned down multiple request by the FBI for location data, in order to catch criminals after a spate of armed robberies. 

 Other stories this week include what happens when Gatwick airport screens fail and how the British and Canadian governments accidentally leaked sensitive data via public facing Trello boards.

Aug 23, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - episode 50
20:03

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.

Aug 15, 2018
Black Hat Recap, Day 1
03:26

Today’s podcast comes to you live from New York New York in sunny Las Vegas. In today’s episode, I recap the events of the first day of Black Hat. As usual, there were more talks than one could obviously get to, but in the sessions I did attend, the subject matter ranged from legal landmines to corruption, vulnerabilities in Cortona and much more. The full session overviews can be found below in case you want to do some background research. And if you hear screams in the background, it’s just the roller coaster whizzing by.

 

Dissecting Non-Malicious Artifacts: One IP at a Time

Legal Landmines

Don't @ Me: Hunting Twitter Bots at Scale

Open Sesame: Picking Locks with Cortana

InfoSec Philosophies for the Corrupt Economy

Aug 09, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 49
18:01

For the 49th edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff start by discussing a potential downside of Fortnite coming to Android, high speed Internet possibly causing insomnia, the Reddit hack, and some highlights from our Q2 Malware report.

Aug 07, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 48
20:29

In this episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff talk about some juicy stories: firstly, they start off with Google banning apps that mine cryptocurrency and then hop over to some criminal on criminal crime and then it's over to the biggest whopper we’ve hit on in the podcast… corruption and fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly game. 

Aug 01, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Black Hat preview special
10:32

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.

Jul 30, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 47
18:57

In the 47th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss the gross violation of personal privacy of an Uber driver, Facebook’s investigation into Crimson Hexagon, money laundering and why gamers may be happy with the falling crypto-currency prices. 

Jul 25, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 46
18:21

For the 46th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff look into a pair of posts that could be labelled as “you had one job,” or “email is hard,” a closed loophole in Facebook and more. 

Jul 18, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 45
18:21

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.

Jul 11, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 44
18:53

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. 

Jul 04, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 43
18:52

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!

Jun 27, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 42
22:24

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! 

Jun 19, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 41
19:24

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.

Jun 13, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 40
18:46

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. 

Jun 07, 2018
Transatlantic cable - episode 39
22:25

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

May 31, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 38
23:51

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

May 23, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 37
19:31

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

May 16, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Ep. 36
19:12

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

May 09, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 35
19:07

In this week's episode of the Kaspersky Daily podcast, David and Jeff dive into the new Facebook dating app.  They also discuss the recent arrest of 15 suspects in China for creating and selling PUBG (Player Unknown's Battleground) cheats with malware installed.

There's also discussion around the recent news that WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has quit Facebook's board of directors after disagreement around the future of WhatsApp.

Finally, they briefly touch on the news that Twitter had sold data access to a researcher tied to Cambridge Analytica.

Here's the stories they discuss:

Facebook dating service

PUBG cheaters arrested

WhatsApp co-creator leaves Facebook

Twitter and Cambridge Analytica

May 02, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 34
19:16

In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss the recent news about Amazon Key, now able to deliver parcels direct to your car boot; why people use "dragon" as their password and whether it's ethical to use a dead mans fingers to unlock a phone.  Tune in!  

Here are the stories they discuss this week: 

Dragon password

Unlocking a dead mans phone

Amazon Key to your car

Facebook hosting social security data

Apr 25, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 33
20:55

In this week’s episode, David Emm joins David to discuss how smart-homes are monitoring our every move and breath (or so it seems), how Facebook is using AI to sell advertisers possible future purchasing decisions of its users as well as why we need to bring ethics into data and AI.

 

Also, something about toilet seats.


Below are the links to the stories we discuss:

 

The SmartHome that spied on me

Facebook reportedly using AI to predict your future

AI ethics

Breaking Facebook’s hold on data

Toilet seat tweet

Apr 19, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 32
19:11

In this week’s episode, Dave and I talk about how the Facebook fallout has led some raise the idea of paid versions of Facebook and Google, however not everybody think’s it would work.  Also on this week’s episode, ransomware that asks you to pay by playing PUBG (Player Unknown’s BattleGround) and why 99% of cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK.


Below are the links to the stories we discuss:

PUBG ransomware

Google and Facebook must be paid for

Amazon’s voice-sniffing patent

99% of cybercrime escape justice in UK

Apr 12, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 31
20:57

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I dive into some tasty stories for your mind. During our conversation, we discuss the latest changes at Facebook, a data breach at Panera Bread, the fallout from the ransomware that held Atlanta hostage and more. For the full text of the stories we discuss, please visit the links below:

 

Atlanta enters recovery phase from ransomware

Panera leaks millions of customers’ records

No, Panera doesn’t take security seriously

Facebook deletes hundreds of propaganda-tied accounts

Facebook to make changes to GDPR, won’t guarantee changes to hit US

Stolen credit cards from Lord & Taylor for sale on Dark Web

Apr 05, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 30
20:43

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff tackle Facebook privacy (and why we need to read EULA's more carefully before signing up), a new bitcoin fork called Dietbitcoin as well as flat Earth hysteria and disconnecting from social media and work emails after leaving the office. Enjoy!

'Flat Earth' rocketman

Dietbitcoin

Right to disconnect

Facebook data download

Mar 28, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 29
20:07

In this week's jam-packed episode, Dave and Jeff tackle the elephant in the room: the recent Cambridge Analytica / Facebook fallout. Why is it so significant and what can you do to protect your data.

Also in this episode, school bomb-threat hoaxes, the UK national Lottery suffers account hacks and people are STILL falling for Ethereum scams on Twitter.  

Mar 22, 2018
#TheSAS2018 GoodFellas Brazilian Carding Special
08:28

In this special episode, Jeff talks to Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli about how criminals are able to clone chip and pin cards in Brazil.  

The researchers talk about how the criminals are actively selling their tools and how they're even offering guides and tools for wannabe criminals looking to start out in the carding business.

Mar 16, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 28
18:59

In the 28th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I return to our regularly scheduled programming. In this week’s discussion, we dive into the repercussion of the Yahoo breach, the impact of Bitcoin mining in rural America and more. To read more on the stories we discussed this week, please click the links below.

 

Fortnite hack story

Bitcoin in rural America

Porn cryptocurrency

Yahoo data breach sue story

Mar 15, 2018
#TheSAS2018 Day 2 Recap
02:41

In today’s podcast, I sit down with Santiago Pontiroli from Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team in Latin America to discuss the happenings of the second day of the conference.

 

During our conversation we recap the conference, discuss the Slingshot APT as well as some of the other news coming out of the conference.

Mar 09, 2018
#TheSAS2018 Day 1 Recap
07:55

In today’s podcast, I sit down with members of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team from Latin America to recap the first day of the 2018 edition of the SAS. During our chat, Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli and I discuss the following topics: 

Matt Tait’s opening keynote. More commonly known as @pwnallthethings on Twitter, Matt took to the stage to discuss the non-new phenomenon that is disinformation. The session set the stage for a day that went all in on False Flags and making the other side miss. 

10 years of GReAT. This session was hosted by Costin Raiu and Vitaly Kamluk discussed the evolution of the team as well as what is next for attribution.

From there, we discuss the Olympic Destroyer malware and the prominence of false flags. The guys also offer their takes on what made the malware so interesting.

We wrap the podcast with a preview of the guys’ presentation on Day 2 of #TheSAS2018.

Mar 08, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 27
19:31

The Security Analyst Summit 2018 is finally here and Dave and Jeff take a look at what to expect from the two day conference.  Top on the agenda is a look back on 10 years' of SAS as well as a look at key talks and discussions. 

Mar 05, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 26
20:51

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff talk about how some businesses in the states have had their tax account information leaked online, how contactless card fraud in the UK is on the rise, what's hot and what's not at the recent Mobile World Congress, and getting hacked by aliens. Yes, you read that last part right.

Mar 01, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 25
19:29

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!

Feb 21, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 24
21:07

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!

Feb 15, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 23
20:23

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. 

Feb 08, 2018
The SAS 2018 Preview: with Costin Raiu
10:23

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. 

Feb 07, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 22
21:18

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! 

Jan 31, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 21
19:22

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!

Jan 25, 2018
The SAS 2018 Preview: Talking Threat Intelligence with Brian Bartholomew
10:14

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

Jan 22, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 20
21:14

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!

Jan 18, 2018
The SAS 2018 Preview: APT Analysis with Sergey Golovanov
10:07

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.

Jan 18, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 19
21:47

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! 

Jan 12, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 18
20:28

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.

Jan 05, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 17
20:45

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.  

Jan 02, 2018
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 16
21:47

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!

Dec 19, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 15
20:58

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!

Dec 15, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 14
22:18

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. 

Dec 06, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 13
22:59

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.

Nov 29, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 12
19:54

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.

Nov 22, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 11
20:54
Nov 17, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 10
19:39

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.

Nov 10, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 9
21:39

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

Nov 03, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 8
20:49

In this episode, we talk about the recent breach at a plastic surgery in London, dating apps, Pixie two-factor authentication and the Amazon key.

Oct 26, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 7
20:04
Oct 20, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast Episode 6
15:04
Oct 13, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast Episode 5
14:21
Oct 06, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast Episode 4
14:35
Sep 22, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Episode 3
19:51
Sep 15, 2017
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Episode 2
15:05

In this week's episode, we discuss autonomous pizza delivery, Doxtagram and victims being able to sue Yahoo! for their data breaches. 

Sep 07, 2017
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11:33

In this week’s podcast, Kaspersky Lab's Jeff Esposito and David Buxton discuss scams related to Hurricane Harvey relief, why you should change your Instagram password, and the fact that there are no free tickets to paradise on WhatsApp.

Sep 01, 2017
Talk Security: Privacy at Google I/O, the IRS Data Breach and More
25:35

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.

May 29, 2015
Talk Security: Million Dollar Malware, Githib DDoS
29:24

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.

Apr 09, 2015
Talk Security: Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit
20:25

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.

Feb 24, 2015
Talk Security: Flash 0Day, Ghost bug, Anthem Breach and Previewing SAS
22:26

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.

Feb 11, 2015
Talk Security: Google and Microsoft Face Off on Disclosure
21:36

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.

 

Jan 23, 2015
Talk Security Podcast: North Korea and the Attack on Sony
21:14

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.

Dec 19, 2014
Talk Security Podcast: Crypto and Regin
17:31

 

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.

Dec 01, 2014
Talk Security Podcast: Dark Hotel and WireLurker
14:53

 

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.

Nov 13, 2014
Talk Security: Drupal Sites Compromised in October
13:54

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.

Oct 31, 2014
Talk Security: ShellShock Bash Vulnerability Dominates September
17:48

 

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.

Oct 02, 2014
Talk Security Podcast: Black Hat and DEFCON
15:57

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.

 
Sep 01, 2014