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Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 67

12/6/2018
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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!

Duration:00:17:21

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 66

12/4/2018
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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!

Duration:00:20:04

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 65

11/28/2018
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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!

Duration:00:19:47

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 64

11/20/2018
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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...

Duration:00:14:36

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 63

11/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:14

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 62

11/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:33

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 61

10/31/2018
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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!

Duration:00:20:38

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 60

10/25/2018
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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!

Duration:00:15:36

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 59

10/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:53

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 58

10/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:15

Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Ep. 57

10/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:23:28

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 56

9/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:21:02

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 55

9/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:16:22

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 54

9/12/2018
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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!

Duration:00:18:39

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 53

9/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:31

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 52

8/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:27

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 51

8/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:24

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - episode 50

8/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:02

Black Hat Recap, Day 1

8/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:03:25

Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 49

8/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:18:00