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Weekly update

A 24-post collection

Weekly update 23

I started out doing this weekly update with not much news to share due to being away running a workshop for a couple of days then sitting on planes and in airports for another day. It was only as I finished recording I saw both shattered.io and CloudBleed, both of which you know are serious because they have cool bug names and even logos. But in all seriousness, these are both major vulnerabilities but the real-world impact isn't yet clear, at least not to me. Great headlines and they're generating plenty of hysteria, but I suspect the reality of each will pan out to be somewhat less than what some are claiming. Moving on, this week I cover recent...

Weekly update 22 (Golden Gate Bridge edition)

What an awesome spot for a weekly update! Just one of the sensational views I saw today, the first day I've completed a full marathon: Ok, bit more than a marathon, 51.19km in total according to Runkeeper. Now frankly, I'm not overly keen on running (I just get bored), so I walked all over San Francisco, looked at interesting things, took plenty of photos and had some nice breaks instead. I took my Lenovo Yoga 900 in the backpack (I'll write about that separately later), and broke the day into 4 parts, taking some time out in between to sit down, have a break and get a bit of work done. That's a balanced day out I reckon :) iTunes...

Weekly update 21

I got up this morning thinking "I need to do my weekly update today because it's Friday". Except it's not, and due to the joy that is international travel, I really had no idea what day it was! So bottom line, I'm a day late, but with me heading off to the US for the RSA conference on Wednesday, I'm not even sure there's a lot of point me trying to acclimatise to home before I go. Regardless, this week I talk about some of that travel, how I'm now handling "fabricated" data breaches in HIBP (and how I accidentally found my own data in one), the big milestone I just hit of one million subscribers and Netsparker's ongoing support...

Weekly update 20 (Dubai airport edition)

It's the end of another big trip and time to take the long journey home. This time it's Copenhagen to London, then Dubai, then finally Brisbane and a ride home to the Gold Coast. It's been a busy week in the lead up to the travel too with lots of talks and writing. But the big pone I'm most proud of this week is this: Sometime today, @haveibeenpwned broke through the 1M verified subscriber mark. Having a quiet champagne alone before flying home πŸ˜€πŸΎ pic.twitter.com/whIss3OXeO— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) February 2, 2017 I'll write more next week about the state of HIBP, where it's come from and where I see it going. Until then, here's this week's update...

Weekly update 19 (brewery edition)

Supercar factory last week. Brewery this week. This is how it's done! As I've written before, despite the many awesome moments these trips have, they're enormously busy with a huge amount jammed into them. This week I talk about travels in Belgium, how they crashed HIBP with a massive surge of traffic after some good press, my upcoming Copenhagen workshop and the inevitable demise of LeakedSource which finally happened yesterday. Next week... somewhere on a plane... on the way to somewhere warm :) iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References I'm on Belgian TV! (this is the news story that crashed HIBP as tens of thousands of Belgians suddenly descended on the site) My Copenhagen workshop next week is...

Weekly update 18 (McLaren edition)

How's this for a spot to be?! This week I'm at the McLaren factory in Woking just outside London courtesy of a kind invite from a friendly Twitter follower. On Sunday, I was shown around some great spots in London by another one and as I've said before, I've only ever had good things come from meeting people "in real life" that I've interacted with online. Highly recommended! Not a lot to talk about in terms of new content I've written, but I give a rundown on the NDC conference, the new Pluralsight course I'm creating and the significant changes the industry is seeing with the rapid adoption of HTTPS. I also touch on the privacy issues of using luggage...

Weekly update 17 (veranda edition)

This is a somewhat shorter, very tired version of my weekly update. As I say in the video, preparing for the NDC conference in London next week has been extremely taxing with two new talks and a bunch of other activities to organise. I didn't mention it in the vid, but I was also going until the early hours of yesterday morning recording a new Pluralsight course which I'll then be editing while I travel. I didn't realise how tired I look until I edited the clip so I'm going to do my best to use my last day at home to take it easy and soak up some sun. The next update will be from London with a bunch...

Weekly update 16

It's a new year! Which means looking back at the old year and while I'm there, also looking back at how much we didn't know we didn't know. This week I also permanently nuked all remaining remnants of the ad network given the success of the sponsorship model and that has made me very happy. What I didn't mention in the weekly update is that I've had over 70k visitors to this blog over the last 24 hours largely on the basis of that post. It got a lot of traction on Hacker News which obviously helps (but wow, some of those comments...), but it's interesting how much of a hot topic ads always tend to me. iTunes podcast | Google...

Weekly update 15 (poolside edition)

Last one of the year! And yes, it's summer, it's hot and I'm doing it by the pool. However, as I say in the intro, it's only a fortnight until I'll be back in London which is about as far away as you get in every sense. On a more serious note and harking back to my post on how much effort goes into an international speaking trip, this is well and truly the calm before the storm and things are about to get very, very hard for the better part of a month. But for now, I'm doing my best to enjoy time with family as I hope most of you are at this time of year. Here's the...

Weekly update 14

Almost done for the year and I've gone beach-style, if not in location then at least in attire. Xmas in Australia is all about the outdoors, the water and usually generous helpings of cold prawns so a little bit different to many places. But like everywhere else, the cyber things keep happening and there were a bunch of things on the agenda this week ranging from EV certs (largely a physiological discussion IMHO), to the Ethereum forum hack (or more specifically, how well they handled it) to how websites - any website - has something really valuable to attackers: reputation. Thanks for the continued viewership and listenership folks, I hope everyone is getting some good Xmas downtime. iTunes podcast | Google...