Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 120

On this podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss an insecure smartwatch for kids, Jack Dorsey hacker caught, Black Friday scams and security and more.

Kaspersky podcast: Are you avoiding Black Friday scams?

Where did the year go? One minute, we were talking about predictions for the coming 2019 and now… well, we have entered the most wonderful time of the year. You know, the time with a certain portly gentleman in a red suit, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So for this week’s episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, we head to the blog of AV Test, however, we will not be talking about the ratings of AV products. Instead, we take a look at their IoT research into the insecurity of a smartwatch made for children.

The second topic moves to New York, where the NYPD suffered a minor incident with ransomware from a third-party contractor. From there, we jump across to Twitter take a look at the latest in the case of the Jack Dorsey hackers. Spoiler alert it includes an arrest.

For the fourth topic, we look at Black Friday/Cyber Monday and how shoppers can stay safe from fraudsters. Afterwards, David chats with Kaspersky researcher David Emm for some additional tips for all the bargain hunters out there. To wrap up the show, we take a look at the bizarre purchase of an expensive printer and VR for dairy cows.

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