Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 125

On this podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss Windows 7’s end of life, a bug in the Windows CryptoAPI revealed by the NSA, Las Vegas hit with a cyberattack, and more.

Welcome to the 125th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast.

Dave and I open the episode deep in the heart of Texas. In this story, a school system lost millions of dollars by transferring funds to cybercriminals after falling victim to a phishing campaign.

From there, we head further west, to Las Vegas, and its recent cyberincident. The third story takes us back to the topic of Facebook. Instead of our common discussion points, this story looks at encryption and where it stands with the Messenger platform. Spoiler: It’s not coming as fast as many would like.

To close out the podcast, we discuss two Windows-based stories. The first is about the end of support for Windows 7, and then we finish the podcast looking at a recent vulnerability patched in Windows that came courtesy of the NSA.

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