Weekly update

A 116-post collection

Weekly Update 116

I'm on countdown to take-off for the next 2 and a bit weeks so I'm going to keep this intro really short because it's sitting between me and a relaxing cold one (as soon as the bags are ready). Heaps of services got pwned, Australia has a screwy set of circumstances (and reactions) around a cyber bill and HIBP had a 5th birthday celebration which resulted in stickers and a really fun live AMA video. That's it for now - next week's update comes from the snow! ReferencesWe've all been scraped (66M people had their data exposed after it was scraped off LinkedIn)My data was included (This will give everyone a good sense of what sort of stuff was...

Weekly Update 115

I'm pushing this out a day late so firstly, apologies for the break in what's otherwise a pretty steady cadence. But having said that, as I say at the start of this video I've really been struggling with work / life balance lately. As such, I recorded this Thursday evening then spent most of Friday on the jet ski with my son. We balanced out a lot of work on this trip 😎But check out the scenery! Just stunning. Saw hundreds of turtles, dugongs, mantas and star fish. Just an amazing place. pic.twitter.com/kgWBhK8nrD— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) November 30, 2018 Getting back to business as usual, I was in Sydney for a day trip during the week, I'm...

Weekly Update 114

It's a no-blog week, but that doesn't mean any less is happening! This week, I've finally wrapped up the Lego Bugatti, got myself into the new iPad, connected my washing machine (I know, I know, I didn't plan it this way!) and then isolated it on a separate IoT network. What a time we live in... Oh - and speaking of times we live in, our data is getting thrown around the place like never before thanks to data aggregators and their constant breaches and frankly, I'm a bit fed up with it. All that and more in this week's update. ReferencesGet yourself some real cheap Pluralsight! (that's $100 off an annual subscription right there - one third!)My new...

Weekly Update 113

Bit of a change of scenery this week; I've gone to the other end of the house whilst invasive palm tree roots are water blasted out from beneath my office window as part of our garden renos. But hey, that's a nice place to be on a day like this 😎Other than the location, it's business as usual. There's been some interesting discussion on biometric this morning, I'm appealing to developers of extensions and add-ons to whitelist themselves when a CSP is present and I'm talking about Google's U2F implementation. That last one in particular has had a heap of traction so appears to have struck a bit of a chord. Checking out Google Analytics, it looks it made it...

Weekly Update 112

Wow, didn't the passwords discussions go nuts this week! Passwords suck and they must die, they're never going to die, people are using bad ones, people should be able to use bad ones, developers are at fault and my personal favourite in the "how on earth did you reach that conclusion" category, I should actually do something to educate people about passwords rather than blaming them for using bad ones. I've gotta stop laying around doing nothing with my days...But seriously, both posts on passwords this week garnered a heap of input from people agreeing with me, disagreeing with me and arguing with each other. For the most part, this was just fine but what I didn't mention in...

Weekly Update 111

On my first attempt at recording this, I decided the framing was crooked after a couple of minutes so I started again. On my second attempt, the PC BSOD'd after 42 mins and I thought I'd lost all the audio. I hadn't, so on the third attempt I completed the last of it. Then I waited nearly an hour for it to render before realising there was unedited material at the beginning so I had to re-render the whole thing again. This is on top of one of my screens refusing to go beyond 480p today and a week filled with various other frustrating tech support issues.But despite that, I persevered and got through much more content than I...

Weekly Update 110

I'm home! And home for another 6 weeks at that which is rather exciting if I'm honest. Travel really takes its toll in so many ways and I'm really looking forward to just having a bunch of time to code, blog and jet ski (not necessarily ordered by priority).But even without having had time to blog, there's a heap of material this week including the SIBOS conference, HIBP (apparently) being a top site that's "shaped the web", people losing their minds over sex toy privacy and EV certificates, Wife Lovers being breaches and some really interesting outcomes in people's effort to hold Apollo accountable under GDPR after their breach. On that last point, do listen to how this is...

Weekly Update 109

Last one before home time! But it has been an epic trip and as I say in the video, this is by far my most enjoyable trip to the US yet after probably a dozen over the last few years (that includes Hawaii, too). Given the interest after my pointing out a couple of little differences in the US compared to the rest of the world last week, after the usual tech and infosec intro this week I decided to focus a big whack of this week's video on what some of differences look like.Other than that, there's the usual things including new tech (the Apple Watch), data breaches (Facepunch and another especially nasty one), sextortion scams and fabricated...

Weekly Update 108

I'm in Texas! And I've had enough BBQ to last me a very long time. I'm here doing a couple of speaking events and other related things as well as taking some time out with my wife to see the sites. As such, it's a bit quieter this week but there's still a couple of things I reckon are worthy of discussion.Just before jumping on the plane over here I pushed out a blog post on how my approach to callbacks in HIBP broke Mozilla's service which in turn broke my Azure Function. This was one of those cases where sure, I didn't want anything to break, but it was a good learning experience that helped me make a...

Weekly Update 107

It's another "business as usual" week; past events, upcoming events, major security news, someone forgetting to renew a certificate and a new Pluralsight course. Actually, thinking about it more, this is possibly the most normal week I can remember, which is kinda disconcerting considering the (potential) impact of some of that news.Next week I'll be back in the US and in Texas so the schedule may be a little erratic, but I'll do what I can to pump out another update on time and with more of the usual craziness this industry is full of. ##ReferencesOne of the kids blogs I referred to was Eve Cogan's (this is a great example of a kid carving out a great social...