Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 183

Jeff and Dave chat about Parler’s resurgence, monkey thieves, and Bitcoin scams on Twitter that use verified accounts.

Jeff and Dave chat about Parler’s resurgence, monkey thieves, and Bitcoin scams on Twitter that use verified accounts

For the 183rd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff and I look at some of the big news stories doing the rounds in the field of cybersecurity.

We begin again with the recent Capitol Hill attacks, and this time, a news story suggesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop was stolen. The story goes on to suggest that it’s possible the thief was planning to sell it to Russia, but details are sparse.

Following that, we look at how controversial app Parler could soon make a comeback to Apple’s App Store. Tim Cook recently said the social network could return if it committed to better content moderation.

Moving along, we look at how fraudsters are still using verified Twitter accounts to scam people out of cryptocurrency, with recent estimates showing more than half a million in Bitcoin has been stolen so far.

We wrap up with a Windows 10 flaw as well as a recent study showing that macaques (yes, monkeys) have learned to steal items of high value, which they find are more likely to get them food in exchange. Madness.

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