Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 84

In this episode of the Kaspersky Lab podcast, Dave and Jeff take a look at a bad week for Facebook, a backdoor into ASUS, downed flights in the US, and more.

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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