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Weekly Update 332

Breaches all over the place today! Well, this past week, and there's some debate as to whether one of them is a breach, a scrape or if the term just doesn't matter anyway. Plus, we've been kitchen shopping, I'm helping friends out with connected doorbells and other random but somehow related things this week. Enjoy 😊 References 1. I'll be "at" GOTO Aarhus in May (there online, but definitely speaking at the show) 2. Following all the awesome input, we decided to forego the teppanyaki plate...

Weekly Update 331

Well and truly back into the swing of things in the new year, I think what I've found most satisfying this week is to sit down and pump out a decent blog post on something technical. It's an itch I just haven't had enough time to scratch properly in recent times and I really hope Pwned or Bot makes up for that. I love that it's generating discussion (both for and against) and that it's causing people to stop and think about how we establish the legitimacy of identities in an increasingly bot-cen...

Weekly Update 330

Big week! So big, in fact, that I rushed into this week's update less prepared and made it a very casual one, which is just fine 😊 It's mostly password books and kitchen equipment this week, both topics which had far more engagement than I expected but made them all the more interesting. Next week I'll get back into the pattern of switching between last thing Friday and first thing Friday so it'll be my morning again on the 20th, see you then! References 1. After all this week's action, I w...

Weekly Update 329

Strap yourself in, this is a big one! Big video, big breach (scrape?), and a big audience today. The Twitter incident consumed a heap of my time before, during and after this live stream, but then I go and get a sudden itch to do stuff like the number plate capturing and, well, there goes even more hours I don't have. But hey, I love what I do and I have no regrets, I hope you enjoy watching this week's vid 😊 Oh - one more thing: today I set up an official Mastodon account for HIBP. If you've...

Weekly Update 328

We made it! That's 2022 done and dusted, and what a year it was, both professionally and personally. It feels great to get to the end of the year with all the proverbial ducks lined up, some massive achievements now behind us (not least of which was the wedding), and a clean slate coming into 2023 to do amazing things. I'm super excited about next year and can't wait to share a whole bunch of new stuff over the coming 52 Fridays. For now though, here's the last of it from a pretty crazy year, en...

Weekly Update 327

It's my last weekly update on the road for a while! As enjoyable as travel is, I'm looking forward to getting back to a normal routine and really starting to smash out some of the goals I have for the coming year. For now though, I've published this a couple of days after recording, and a day after an awesome hot, beachside Christmas. Hope yours has been amazing too, see you from home next week 😊 References 1. LastPass has added an update re their recent security incident (if keychains have...

Weekly Update 326

Despite having both my tripod and mic in the wrong suitcase in the wrong place, Scott and I still pulled together a weekly vid from the Norwegian mountains. Much of this week is a combination of our travels here, responses to my tweets around cookie warnings and reactions to Elon's various decisions (and undecisions) on Twitter. Plus, there's the CoinTracker and Gemini breaches which appear to have stemmed from the SendGrid breach, the connection to that incident having been made by CoinTracker...

Weekly Update 325

For the first time in I don't know how long, I couldn't do this live. Turns out both cell and wifi in Lapland are, with the benefit of hindsight, exactly what you'd expect from a remote location in the Arctic circle. The rest of the place was pretty amazing though, and a good deal of this week's content has gone to that. Plus, there's the whole "Australia becoming the world's most cyber-secure country" goal which deserves discussion. Oh - and the tweet with that pic I discuss - I'll just leave t...

Weekly Update 324

We're in Copenhagen! Scott and family joined us in Oslo for round 2 of wedding celebrations this week before jumping on the ferry to Copenhagen and seeing the sights here. There's lots of cyber things in this week's vid relating to HIBP's birthday, Medibank and financial penalties for breaches, but I'm just going to leave you with one of the most amazing moments of my life captured in pics: 🇳🇴 ❤️ 👰‍♀️ 🤵 pic.twitter.com/pPY49DArIF — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) December 2, 2022 References 1. S...

Weekly Update 323

Finally, after nearly 3 long years, I'm back in Norway! We're here at last, leaving our sunny paradise for a winter wonderland. It's almost surreal given how much has happened in that time, not just the pandemic but returning to Oslo with Charlotte as my Norwegian wife is super cool 😎 Other things this week are not so different, namely people complaining on Twitter (albeit also complaining about Twitter). As I find myself continually caveating, YMMV but it does feel like events are being overly...