For the 113th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, I fly solo as Dave is still on holiday. We will return to our regularly scheduled programing in next week’s edition. To kick off the episode, I discuss the latest snafu from Twitter where verification numbers and emails may have been added to the company’s Tailored Audience program. While Twitter is still short on details, is definitely a story worth keeping an eye on. The second story looks at the latest round of Governments v. Facebook & Encryption. We talk about this topic quite a bit, but is still one that comes back over and over as governments try to find their way into encrypted messenger apps. From there, the discussion goes to the latest on the British Airlines breach and what it means for those impacted. The next story takes a look at a bug that could have some serious repercussions in WhatsApp due to a GIF. The last story of the week looks at an email intrusion over at Toms Shoes. We close the podcast the way we started, with a bit of a PSA for those looking to attend the Security Analyst Summit in Barcelona next year. If you like what you heard, please consider sharing with your friends or subscribing. For more details on the stories from this week, please click the links below.
- Personal information and ads on Twitter
- Twitter Uses Phone Numbers, Emails to Sell Ads
- US, UK and Australia urge Facebook to create backdoor access to encrypted messages
- Half a million British Airways customers are told they can sue the airline over a huge data breach which saw their bank details and addresses stolen by hackers
- WHATSAPP BUG ALLOWS HACKERS TO HIJACK PHONES WITH BIZARRE GIF
- Toms Shoes newsletter “hacked by a nice man”
- Early Bird Discounts for #TheSAS2020 trainings