Facebook made it right to the top of the 84th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. We kick off with the latest in the saga between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; according to British lawmakers, Facebook may have known about the data-scraping prior to the disclosure of this fact. To continue with the bad news for the social media giant, a new report notes that the company was storing user passwords in plain text internally.
From there, we jump over to a tale of how sensitive data from a spyware company for consumers was finally taken offline — it was previously available to be seen by anyone on the Web. After that, we take a look at the latest on ASUS and Operation ShadowHammer, chronicling a recent discovery by Kaspersky Lab researchers. The story on this one will continue when we kick off SAS in early April (if you own an ASUS device, we strongly suggest you visit this site to check if you were targeted by the attack). To close out the podcast, we look at how a software glitch caused some serious headaches for travelers in the US.
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- Facebook acknowledges concerns over Cambridge Analytica emerged earlier than reported
- Facebook staff “flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought”
- Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years
- Hosting provider finally takes down spyware leak of thousands of photos and phone calls
- A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings, for all to see on a server freely accessible over the Internet.
- Hackers hijacked ASUS software updates to install backdoors on thousands of computers
- Operation ShadowHammer
- Several major US airlines hit by flight check-in system outage
- The attribution puzzle