Welcome to the first episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast of 2021. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still here, but so are we (take that how you will).
First, we have to pour one out for Adobe Flash. The much-maligned platform, which is almost as old as the Internet itself, has finally been put out to pasture by Adobe. Please hold your applause as we take a moment of silence.
From there, we turn to the world of music and a case of corporate espionage. This time, Dave and I argue about who is to blame more in this hacking and theft story involving Ticketmaster and an unnamed competitor. Now, we don’t do victim shaming here, but we do enjoy pointing out bad security operations.
Our third story sits at another weird intersection — crime and the Internet of Things. In this tale, “hackers” (more likely script kiddies) are reusing leaked credentials to enlist IoT doorbells in their swatting efforts.
Closing out the podcast, we stay in the IoT realm and look at an advisory from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre on how to clean your devices before selling them or what you should do if you buy one used.
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