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Kaspersky Lab’s security experts discuss recent news and give their advice on the topics of computer and smartphone protection.

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Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 101
20:06

For episode 101 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and  stay primarily in the UK for a number of security related stories before ending with a complete story completely out of the security space.

Our first story looks at a new service in the UK where users can report Facebook scams after a man wins a lawsuit for using his image in fake ads. From there, we stay on the topic of Facebook and their whopping five billion dollar fine levied from the FTC. The third story of the week takes a look at how people are now discovering that Google is listening to the recordings from Google Home. Following that story, we discuss how smart meters in the UK are switching to Welsh. We close out the podcast with a non-security story, but was too weird to not bring up.

Jul 17, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 100
22:43

We have hit the century mark for the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. For this week, Dave and I look back on some of our favorite stories and also at some of the big impacts of GDPR and also some good things on the bullying front.

To kick things off, we look back on some interesting stories from our first podcasts. The first is the venture in Russia of Burger King. We follow that up with some NSA security posters before kicking off with this week’s chat. The first news story looks at the heavy hammer of GDPR when it came to dealing with breaches with Marriott and British Airlines. From there, we head deep underground for a proposed Wi-fi monitoring program from the TfL in London to increase operational efficiency, but also raising eyebrows of privacy watchdogs. To wrap up the episode, we look at Instagram’s latest test in the battle against cyberbullying.

Jul 10, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 99
16:35

The 99th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast comes to you straight from the Motherland – er Fatherland, Russia, as my colleagues have corrected me. Dave and I take a look at a handful of stories that will pique your interest and may have been missed during your busy week.

To kick things off, we start in the good ole USA where a second Florida City has paid for a ransomware attack and the worrying trend of cities paying the crooks. From there, we head to a different kind of circus and look at the lack of security protocol in their app. The third story follows up on the security breach of the US border. Then, we look at the world of fake Instagram verification before closing out with a tale of how our boss’ smart home was hacked.

Jul 02, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 98
22:30

For the 98th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump between the consumer world to a small dip into government ransomware attacks.

To start things off, we jump into the world of music for the second straight week. In this story, Genius says that they have evidence of Google scraping their site for song lyrics. It seems that using Morse Code may be the devil in the details. After that, we look at a story about Instagram testing out new ways for users to recover their accounts following a hack. The third story has us looking at the Internet of Things and Samsung’s message for users to run AV scans of their “Smart TVs.” To wrap up the episode, we head to Florida where a local municipality decided to pay the ransom after falling victim to ransomware.

Jun 26, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 97
22:07

To start things off, we look at a newly-placed FCC complaint against AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon for selling customer data to 3rd parties. This story is tied to a past podcast topic of the location-based data that can help bounty hunters or those with the money to spend to track a user’s location. From there, we jump into a story on a lawsuit against Amazon for an Alexa recording a child without consent.

After that, we head to the music world where Radiohead was threatened by a hacker to release minidisks from OK Computer. Instead of paying the ransom, they released (for a fee) on the internet for all to see. To close things out, we discuss the deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg that went viral after showing up on Instagram.

Jun 19, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 96
22:00

For the 96th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump all over the place with stories ranging from pizza to hacked US Customs and Border Patrol photos.

We kick things off with an interesting tale from the Brofist Army. Yep, we are talking PewDiePie and a recent advertisement that he did with Nimses. While there is some concern and fake news surrounding the app and ad, we tried to cut to the meat and potatoes of the tale and the app itself. From there, we bid farewell to Facebook’s Open Graph Search. Afterwards, we discuss the latest snafu from US Customs and Border Control when it comes to storing images of license plates and facial photos of those crossing into the States. For the next to last story, we discuss an upcoming paid version of Firefox. To close things out, we discuss a tale of a lone guy who got his pizza account hacked and well, no pizza for him.

Jun 13, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 95
20:52

Episode 95 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast hits on the power of encryption, burger joints, Google Chrome and more.

To start things off, Dave and Jeff tackle a pair of stories dealing with encryption and how governments are looking at it. The first is with Germany pondering if law enforcement should be able to read, in plain text, encrypted messages. Then they jump to companies like Apple and Google pushing back on the GCHQ for proposing the same thing. Afterwards, they head to a sport story on how a football club may need to re-check where they send their money to. Then discuss a burger joint in the US hit with POS Malware. 

To close, Dave and Jeff discuss how big changes are afoot for Google Chrome.

Jun 03, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 94
20:52

Welcome to the 94th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. On this edition, we jump around a bit between cybercrime, privacy and a little bit of Terminator 2 action.

To kick things off, we head down to Charm City. As you may have heard, Baltimore is dealing with a pretty serious ransomware attack that is crippling the city and also having fingers pointed on who is to blame. From there, we head to the IoT and privacy front. In a new patent, Amazon is looking to listen to everything you say in an effort to improve the experience for users. We then dive into a databreach of an events company that impacted over 200K users. Afterwards we look at 7 recent wins from law enforcement agencies against To close things out, we look at a new innovation from Chinese inventors that make you think of Terminator 2.

May 30, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 93
20:01

We are now just seven episodes away from the 100th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. For the 93rd edition of our audio program, we hit on some old favorites as well as a new way to get a day off of school.

Our first story looks at the latest allegations of wrongdoing at Facebook. This edition looks at the data shared between telco providers, Facebook and how it can possibly impact credit-based advertising. We stay in the Facebook world for the second story and look at the shockingly high number of people who still have not updated their Whatsapp, especially on corporate phones. The third story dives into the latest feature of Dota2 that allows users to pay to avoid offensive players. From there we head on to the latest hang-up for 5G in the UK and it is not what you expect. To close things out, we head to Ohio and a curious way that kids got a free day off of school – spoiler it involves malware.

May 23, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 92
20:59

For the 92nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I hit on some new topics. Apologies in advance for those of you who are all in on the Facebook flogging.

To kick things off, we start with perhaps the creepiest story we have had in a while. Over in China a “Superhost” on Airbnb was caught taping renters while in the bedroom. Where the camera was hidden will really surprise you. From there, we head to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where a couple who was purchasing their dream home had the surprise of their life – the money didn’t go to the seller, instead it went to a scammer. The third story stays in the world of crime where the NYPD is asking Bitcoin ATM companies for help in cracking down in a new round of phone scams. To close things out, we look at another curious tale of an app changing business model from hosting photos to harvesting photos for facial recognition.

May 13, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 91
23:17

With the success of Endgame, it's not only Hollywood pundits taking notice, but also scammers. If you are looking to try to watch the movie without going to the theater, please beware of this scam.

From there, we look at how little folks in the UK trust news when it comes to news from social media and their want (need?) for more regulation.

From there, we jump across to Google where the search giant is now offering to delete your search history every three months.

May 08, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - episode 90
23:17

Today marks the 90th episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast in this episode, we touch on fraud, cybercrime and a pair of reports mixed with some innuendo, shaken not stirred.

To start things off, we look at the annual IC3 report from the FBI, what stands out is the staggering amount of money that was stolen in 2018 in the US. From there, we take a look at how USB devices can be weaponized – yes – even keyboards. Afterwards we look at the impact digital clutter can have on companies’ bottom lines. We then go on to the sad tale of a lass who lost a lot of money thinking she was sending it to a broke Jason Statham

Apr 30, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 89
22:54

On this week’s edition, we start by checking the ticker with “Days since latest Facebook issue.” Unfortunately it hasn’t been THAT long, and the latest issue involved the Hoovering of contact lists from unsuspecting users. From there, we offer tips to enhance your privacy online. For the third story, we jump over to the realm where the real world and the social media world intersect. In the week’s top hit for Stupid Criminal tricks, this story has it all. We had a number of outtakes talking this story, so be sure you are ready for some laughs.

We then head back to the serious side of things where we look at how humans are combating AI within Dota 2. To close things out, we look at the latest developments in Deep Fakes.  

Apr 25, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 88
23:45

In this week's episode Jeff has taken time out to recover from SAS 2019 and David has been joined by David Emm, principle security researcher at Kaspersky Lab.

During the podcast, David and David look at a new report from Bloomberg which reveals that Amazon is using auditors to listen in to Amazon Echo recordings, in order to fine-tune Alexa.

They then look at how a UK government agency forgot to use BCC and accidentally sent sensitive personal information to strangers.  

They also look at how an app, to turn your car into a 'smart-car', wasn't that smart - due to hard-coded passwords inside the app.

Tune in to find out more!

Apr 15, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - SAS recap day two
08:02

Today, we closed out the 2019 and 11th installment of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit. Day 2 of the conference was more hectic than day one, three separate tracks, trainings and a whole lot of walking to cover the whole event.

So in a sense, you could not simply hit up all of the talks within the way. Well, unless you had one of those time changers like Hermione Granger, but alas. What to do? The best bet, if you ask me is to check out the recap where Jay Rosenberg from GReAT joins Ahmed and me below and share with your friends who may be interested in hearing more. You can also check out #TheSAS2019 on Twitter and see all the sights.

Apr 10, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - #TheSAS2019 recap Day 1
08:06

Today marked the first day of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, or SAS for short. During the course of the day, there was a lot of great research and thought-provoking content shared with the attendees.

In this podcast, Ahmed joins me from Singapore to discuss what we thought of the day and key presentations. Some topics that we will touch upon include information warfare, stalkerware, Gossip Girl and more.

Apr 09, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Game of Thrones, data breaches and LockerGoga
21:07

While many of us enjoyed some spring weather over the course of the past weekend, the fact of the matter is that Winter is Here. Well, not meteorically, but for fans of Game of Thrones, you all know that something big is coming.

For the 85th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, we kick things off looking at the latest victims of the LockerGoga. From there, we jump into the op-ed from Mark Zuckerberg looking to lawmakers to regulate Facebook – yes, you read this right. After Zuck’s take, we look at the recent take downs of hate speech before diving into the issues with Toyota. To wrap things up, we look at the malware targeting the torrents of popular TV shows like Game of Thrones.

Apr 03, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Facebook, flights and ASUS
17:48

It seems like Facebook unfortunately has made it to the forefront for the 84th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. We kick-off looking at the latest in the saga between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; according to British lawmakers, Facebook may have known about the data-scraping before previously disclosed. To continue with the bad news for the social media giant, a new report notes that the company had stored user passwords in plaintext internally.

From there, we jump over to a tale of how sensitive data from a spyware company for consumers was finally taken off the net – it was previously able to be seen by anyone on the web. After that tale, we take a look at the latest on ASUS and Operation Shadowhammer that chronicles a recent discovery by Kaspersky Lab researchers. The story on this one will continue when we kick off SAS in early April. To close out the podcast, we look at how a software glitch caused some serious headaches for travelers in the US.

Mar 27, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - scooters, ransomware and data leaks
19:35

For this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I split our time between sides of the Atlantic.

To start out, we look at the latest news out of Norway on the ransomware infection that struck aluminum producer Hydro. The story still has developments to come, but the latest info is discussed. We stay in Europe to look at a piece of EU legislature that will increase the collaboration of countries when it comes to preparing for European-wide cyberattacks. We then jump over to the shores of America to tackle a tale of Sprint customers who are seeing other people’s data when they log into their accounts. To close out the podcast we jump into the world of scooter sharing and the data that the city of Los Angeles would like shared with them.

Mar 21, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Facebook, Netflix and Games
20:29

An underlying theme of this week’s podcast is cheating. Now this comes across in many ways from cheating the system to theft and online gaming.

We kick off the 82nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast with a pair of stories concerning Facebook. The first speaks in the vein of the Cambridge Analytica scandal where Facebook sued a pair of developers in the Ukraine for creating quizzes that also came with a side of malware. The second story involving the big blue network looks at Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge at increasing privacy for users, only to see the company seem to conflict this with their corporate lobbying. We get off the social network and hop to the Land Down Under where police have nabbed a guy who was selling logins for Spotify, Netflix and Hulu illegally. Following that story, we take a look at the ongoing battle between Respawn Entertainment and cheaters. To close out the week, we look at the business end of things and the current issue with improperly configured corporate Box accounts that have some sensitive files available to the public.

Mar 13, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Facebook crypto, TikTok and YouTube worries
21:58

When we were looking over the stories that we would cover this week, Dave and I noticed that one theme seemed to take the lions’ share of the theme – privacy for kids online. As parents, it was something that made us talk a bit deeper on these subjects.

The 81st edition kicks off looking at the latest with Facebook. Unlike many past weeks, this is not about a privacy snafu, but rather a rumored cryptocurrency coming from the social media giant along with one from Telegram. From there we look at a story that shows a paltry number of computers being upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10. We then head into the parenting stories of the week. First we look at a fine levied on TikTok by the FTC before closing out with a story on YouTube’s comment problems.

Mar 06, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 80
21:22

For the 80th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I take look at a handful of stories that are sure to whet your appetite for this week’s security news.

First, we start off looking at the fallout from a student who caused some serious harm to his former university. What caused the damage might surprise you – hint: it can fit in the palm of your hand. From there, we look at the low percentage of Americans who take precautions to protect their identities. Following that story, we look at the latest research from Kaspersky Lab that focuses on the threats that face users of adult websites. We close out the week looking at the latest woes for Nike with their connected shoes.

Feb 27, 2019
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 79
24:44

This week was semi-slow when it came to looking for articles to bring to the table for the 79th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. But in our space, a slow week can generally be seen as a good thing.

To kick things off, we look at some proposed legislation in the UK in regards to Facebook. I think it is safe to say that we all agree that the network has a way to go when it comes to handling fake news and other problematic points. However, the question becomes is it the job of one government or is this a bigger fish to fry?

From there, we stay in the UK for a crossover on the small screen for shows Holby City and Casualty which will look at a cyber attack that seems oddly similar to WannaCry. The next story stays in the EU and looks at the latest sport in France – Lightsaber Duels. Star Wars fans rejoice! To close things out, we head to the hardwood where Nike has announced their latest smart shoe complete with charging pad, IoT connectivity and self-lacing shoes.

Feb 21, 2019
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
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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