This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I discuss a number of topics that really run the gamut — from spy ships to the robot apocalypse, Bitcoin, and more.
Kicking things off is a story from Tom Spring on Threatpost about how Microsoft Power App configurations have led to the leak of more than 38 million sensitive records. We also debate why private is not the default option and actually invites user error.
From there, we jump into some cell-phone-battery myth-busting. (For the record, we all get angry at one time or another.)
Then, a Russian spy ship is hovering around the transatlantic cables. Comrades, we are flattered, but you can download the podcast on your favorite platforms, no need to launch a ship — it is 2021, after all.
Following that tongue-in-cheek story, we head to the UK for a look at PayPal and its new embrace of cryptocurrencies.
To close things out, we discuss the new robots Elon Musk and Tesla are pondering.
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- Microsoft spills 38 million sensitive data records via careless Power App configs
- Here’s the truth behind the biggest (and dumbest) battery myths
- Russian spy ship Yantar loitering near trans-Atlantic Internet cables
- PayPal to allow UK users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies
- Elon Musk says new ‘Tesla Bot’ will be designed so that you can easily overpower it… just in case