Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 127

On this podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss an unsecured support server from Microsoft, Mozilla banning malicious extensions, Tinder sharing big data, and more.

On this podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss an unsecured support server from Microsoft, Mozilla banning malicious extensions, Tinder sharing big data, and more.

For the 127th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I start by looking at a story about an interesting unsecured server. Unlike many recent stories that mention insecure AWS or Azure servers at random companies, this one comes from Microsoft’s support.

Although the server has since been secured, it is worth double-checking that you are really chatting with the company should you be looking for support.

Following that story, we look at some vulnerabilities in Apple’s anti-Web-tracking features.

The third story is about Mozilla’s recent move in its battle against malicious browser extensions: banning about 200 add-ons from Firefox. From there, we jump into the dating pool with a story on Tinder’s panic button. It sounds like a good idea, but the app, Noonlight, is separate — and it’s sharing data with third-party brokers. So, in a nutshell, big data + dating = big marketing.

To close out the podcast, we head to the state of New York, where a proposed bill looks to ban municipalities from paying the ransom from ransomware attacks.

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