Weekly update

A 312-post collection

Weekly Update 314

Wow, what a week! Of course there's lots of cyber / tech stuff in this week's update, but it was really only the embedded tweet below on my mind so I'm going to leave you with this then come to you from somewhere much more exotic than usual (and I reckon that's a pretty high bar for me!) next week 😎 Absolutely over the moon to formally make @Charlotte_Hunt_ a part of our family ❤️ 💍 pic.twitter.com/XfahXElboC — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 21, 2022 ReferencesOptus disclosed a breach, but really didn't share much solid information about it... unlikely what Jeremy Kirk has since tweeted (these tweets came out after I recorded the vid so I didn't reference them, but it's...

Weekly Update 313

I came so close to skipping this week's video. I'm surrounded by family, friends and my amazing wife to be in only a couple of days. But... this video has been my constant companion through very difficult times, and I'm happy to still being doing it at the best of times 😊 So, with that, I'm signing out and heading off to do something much more important. See you next week. Taking a bit of time off Twitter while @charlottelyng and I do more important things 💍 👰‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/9JJrPM9kWX — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 13, 2022 ReferencesThe Brand New Tube video site was breached and is now in HIBP (350k account details of what seems to be a very, uh,...

Weekly Update 312

I'm so excited to see the book finally out and awesome feedback coming in, but I'm disappointed with this week's video. I frankly wasn't in the right frame of mind to do it justice (it's been a very hard road up until this point, for various reasons), then my connection dropped out halfway through and I had to roll to 5G, and now I'm hearing (both from other people and with my own ears), a constant background noise being picked up by the mic. Argh! But, that's the reality of scheduled live streams and for better or worse, you end up getting the "warts and all" version. It is what it is, and next week's will be better 😊 Referencesbook.troyhunt....

Weekly Update 311

Well, after a crazy amount of work, a lot of edits, reflection, and feedback cycles, "Pwned" is almost here: This better be a sizzling read @troyhunt or I'll be crashing the wedding in ways never done before. Also, I thought they'd cancelled Neighbours? 😉❤️ pic.twitter.com/jrYIKtL0Uh — Mike Thompson (@AppSecBloke) August 30, 2022 The preview cycle is in full swing with lots of feedback coming in and revisions being made before we push it live to the masses. This is really exciting and I can't wait to get the book out there in front of everyone, stay tuned 😊 ReferencesThere's clearly more going on behind the scenes with Krebs' "Final Thoughts on Ubiquiti" post (but hey,...

Weekly Update 310

By all accounts, this was one of the best weekly updates ever courtesy of a spam caller giving me a buzz at the 38:40 mark and struggling with "pwn" versus "porn". It resulted in an entertaining little on-air call and subsequently caused me to go out and register both haveibeeninpwn.com and haveibeeninporn.com. I figure these will result in much ongoing hilarity the next time I get a call of this nature about one of those domains 🤣 Oh - and there's a whole bunch of data breach stuff this week, enjoy! ReferencesThe Mudge v. Twitter scandal has some pretty serious accusations in it (there's a 6 min CNN vid in that tweet that's worth a look)Plex has...

Weekly Update 309

Right off the back of a visit to our wedding venue (4 weeks and counting!) and a few hours before heading to the snow (yes, Australia has snow), I managed to slip in a weekly update earlier today. I've gotta say, the section on Shitexpress is my favourite because there's just so much to give with this one; a service that literally ships shit with a public promise of multiple kinds of animal shit whilst data that proves only horse shit was ever shipped, a promise of 100% anonymity whilst the data set clearly shows both shit-senders and shit-receivers and possibly the most eye-opening of all, the messages accompanying the shit. So, uh, yeah, enjoy! 💩 ReferencesThe acoustic panelling in my...

Weekly Update 308

It was all a bit last minute today after travel, office works and then a quick rebuild of desk and PC before doing this livestream (didn't even have time to comb my hair!) So yes, I took a shortcut with the description of this video, but it all worked out well in the end IMHO with plenty of content that wasn't entirely data breach related, but yeah, that does seem to be a bit of a recurring theme in these vids. Enjoy 😊 ReferencesThe acoustic panelling in my office is starting to look awesome (some stuff is not lining up so it will be a little longer yet before completion)The QuestionPro breach has been pretty poorly handled (it's also now...

Weekly Update 306

I didn't intend for a bunch of this week's vid to be COVID related, but between the breach of an anti-vaxxer website and the (unrelated) social comments directed at our state premier following some pretty simple advice, well, it just kinda turned out that way. But there's more on other breaches too, in particular the alleged Paytm one and the actual Customer.io one. I'm really looking forward to next week's update, here's a little teaser of what you can expect to hear about then 🤣 ReferencesI've updated the Paytm data breach to be flagged as "fabricated" (full thread on the reasons why, it's a tricky one)Anti-vax dating site that let people advertise ‘mRNA FREE’ semen left all its user...

Weekly Update 305

I broke Yoda's stick! 3D printing woes, and somehow I managed to get through the explanation without reverting to a chorus of My Stick by a Bad Lip Reading (and now you'd got that song stuck in your head). Loads of data breaches this week and whilst "legacy", still managed to demonstrate how bad some practices remain today (hi Shadi.com 👋). Never a dull moment in data breach land, more from there next week 😊 ReferencesThe Yoda 3D print looks amazing (just don't touch his stick)New flash - social media platform collects lots of data! (seriously, the TicTok hyperbole got a bit too much this week)What if... some free stuff is actually free? (you're not always "the product" and...

Weekly Update 304

It's very much a last-minute agenda this week as I catch up on the inevitable post-travel backlog and pretty much just pick stuff from my tweet timeline over the week 😊 But hey, there's some good stuff in there and I still managed to knock out almost an hour worth of content! ReferencesLa Poste Mobile got themselves ransom'd and their data dumped (and they're still offline)Mangatoon are very clearly covering up their breach (which is now hard to do given it's in HIBP and received plenty of press)The "Seconds" app is my secret presenting sauce! (any workout app that can run a sequence of timed intervals will do it)I'm totally loving Apple's AirTags to track all my things!...