In episode 77 of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I look at stories that impact consumers from their wrists to their pockets and inboxes. The first story hits home for parents: the insecurity and subsequent recall in the European Union of ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches. Continuing, we stay on the insecurity bandwagon and discuss the lack of security in some webcam covers handed out at a conference from the NSA.
Do you think webcam covers that you get from security conferences are secure?
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After that, we look at an upcoming iOS access change to device gyroscopes, followed by a potential security issue with Gmail that can be exploited by scammers. We close with a post that looks at a recent takedown of DDoS-for-hire services in the UK as part of a global initiative.
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- EU orders recall of children’s smartwatch over severe privacy concerns
- NSA-branded webcam covers are see-through
- Apple plans to limit accelerometer and gyroscope access in Safari for iOS
- Scammer groups are exploiting Gmail “dot accounts” for online fraud
- Police raids target “hundreds of UK web attackers”