For episode 113 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, I fly solo because 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 e-mails may have been added to the company’s Tailored Audience program.
Twitter is still short on details, but this is a story that’s definitely worth keeping an eye on.
The second story looks at the latest round of Governments vs. Facebook & Encryption. We talk about this topic quite a bit, but it is one that comes back over and over as governments try to find their way into encrypted messaging apps.
From there, it’s time for 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 — because of a GIF. The last story of the week looks at an e-mail intrusion over at Toms Shoes. The podcast ends the way we started, with a bit of a PSA for the Security Analyst Summit in Barcelona next year.
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- 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
- WhatsApp bug allows hackers to hijack phones with bizarre GIF
- Toms Shoes newsletter “hacked by a nice man”
- Early bird discounts for #TheSAS2020 trainings