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Weekly update

A 61-post collection

Weekly Update 61

A bit of a "business as usual" week this one, but then this business is never really "usual"! I start out with a talk at McAfee's MPOWER conference in Sydney and a bit of chatter about some upcoming ones (including the one I still can't talk about... but will next week!) In terms of new things, I've now got my hands on an iPhone X so I spend a bunch of time talking about that. It only arrived yesterday so I'm still learning and forming opinions, but early feedback is that I love this phone! Well actually, in the video I talk about stuff I love, stuff I'm not real happy about and a bunch of...

Weekly Update 60

Loads of bits and pieces this week ranging from travel (including something truly awesome that I can't go into detail on just yet) to Report URI to HIBP. There's also the competition for the Lenovo ThinkPad where I talk about the 4 finalists and if you're reading this within about 18 hours of me posting it, you can still vote for them here: It's time to vote! I've picked the best 4 projects using the @haveibeenpwned API to do some really cool stuff, whoever comes out top here wins a shiny Lenovo ThinkPad. Check out their work then vote below: https://t.co/kGclEuapyv— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) November 10, 2017 At the time of me...

Weekly Update 59

I've actually had a day off today. Well mostly - I am still writing this piece and publishing a data breach - but I've pretty much spent the day between pool, beach and jet ski hence my being a bit dishevelled today 😀 Be that as it may, it's been a massive week and that's primarily due to the launch of Report URI V2 and in particular, the announcement that I've joined Scott in running the project. I've contributed dollars, social leverage and expertise because I genuinely think it's an awesome project and I'm very happy to be joining my good mate there. Plus, there's the whole "pseudo password fields" thing which is, well, just read it - it's...

Weekly update 58

I'm between (short domestic) trips, I'm playing with my new iPad and I'm working on something really, really cool I'm going to be talking about next week. Seriously, this is a big thing that's been in the works for a while now and I'll be covering it in detail in the next update. For now, I've caught up on the whole IoT warning thing I totally overlooked last week. Frankly, it's just as well given how long that one was, the whole South Africa situation is still a very serious incident that has a long way to play out yet. But moving onto this week, I explain the deal with winning a Lenovo ThinkPad - what it is, how I'm...

Weekly update 57

I'm doing this week's update a little back to front due to the massive incident in South Africa involving what looks like pretty much the entire population. I've spent the first half an hour just talking about that incident in a way that I hope is consumable for the layperson. I wanted to explain what these things many regular viewers understand as "data breaches" are, why I have them and pretty much everything else I know about the incident in South Africa. I'm hoping that explaining things via video (and podcast) medium makes it a little easier for a broader range of people to absorb. Beyond that, this week I have a new Pluralsight course out on the...

Weekly update 56 (island edition)

After being couped up inside most of the week due to some (very unusual) bad weather, when the sun came out today the only responsible thing to do was to jump on the jet ski and head off to an island to do my weekly update. As much as it was nice to get out, the audio is a little sketchy in places which I suspect is due to my mic losing its furry cover and then dangling from the lanyard on my hat and hitting my chest. Regardless, it's mostly good but apologies for the patchy bits all the same. This week I've been dealing with data breaches - lots of data breaches. Since the last update there's been...

Weekly update 55

Lots of writing and lots of other stuff too this week. A claim that HIBP is bogus, new breaches appearing (and oh boy, wait until you see all of these ones...), some new bits from Ubiquiti and then the actual writing of things. I've got a lot of material on the backlog too, including a really neat technical one I'm looking forward to pumping out this month. Today though, I wanted to talk about how I handle endorsements without selling my soul, the challenge of a very long digital paper trail (and purging it) plus I just announced that I'm now running remote workshops too so I'm pretty excited about that. With that, I've got a couple of sizable data...

Weekly update 54

Ah, home! It's nice at home, I think I'll stay here. When I got back from Utah on Sunday I checked my TripIt and noticed I'd been away bang on 40% of the year but fortunately, that's it for the 2017 overseas stuff. That said, I've got a bunch of events lined up in Aus for the rest of the year and I'll talk more about those soon. This week, I've actually had some time to catch up on writing and pumped out a couple of blog posts that have been on my mind for some time. It's stuff I'm passionate about (both for different reasons) and I really hope people find it interesting if not even thought-provoking. Enjoy! iTunes...

Weekly update 53 (Salt Lake City edition)

What a week! Epic hardly describes the experience I've just had at Pluralsight Live in Utah, not least of which was this stage: No new writing this week but I did want to comment on the Equifax CSO degree story (and my poorly worded tweet about it) as well as the ongoing concern I keep hearing from people about biometric auth, especially in the US. So that's just a quick intro, I'm rushing this one out a bit as it seems that the one place in the world with worse connectivity than my home in Australia is US airports... iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Here's the story on the Equifax CSO and her music degree (I'll...

Weekly update 52

Hey, it's weekly update 52! That's almost a year's worth of weekly videos, next week will actually be that anniversary (ok, it's a day short, but close) and by that time I'll be over in Utah doing the Pluralsight Live thing. I'm especially looking forward to this event, there's a huge amount of organisation gone into it and I think it'll be a really slick show. This week - Equifax. Wow. It's such a mess on so many levels and as I say in the Security Sense column, trust is now a massive problem not just because of the breach itself, but because of how they've subsequently handled it. Apple's new toys and Face ID is another really interesting topic...