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Weekly update

A 13-post collection

Weekly update 12

This was a pretty jam-packed week which kicked off with the crazy, crazy Indian pathology data leak. You'll sense my frustration with the whole thing and frankly, I still can't quite get over it. Be that as it may, stuff like this provides us with endless material that speaks to how badly wrong it can all go with any data that gets digitised. There's that and a bunch of HIBP bits in relation to the AMA I did earlier this week and the 1.4 billion records I made available for analysis. All that and more this week! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Pathology data spilled all over the place in India (down syndrome tests, HIV...

Weekly update 11

A bit of a quieter week this time blog wise, but a very busy week in terms of HIBP traffic. It went pretty nuts on Tuesday with a spike the scale I'd never seen before which made things, well, "interesting". I also put the word out about an "ask me anything" live stream event I'm going to do early next week which should be a lot of fun. Oh - and the Indian pathology results exposed to the world - that's unfolding as I write this but the position from the lab exposing things like patient HIV results to the world right now is "we'll get around to it in Jan". The latest is that BuzzFeed has just written about...

Weekly update 10

This has been a mega week with a couple of pretty contentious blog posts which frankly, are the best kind! It gets so boring when everyone just nods and agrees... But seriously, the one on ad blockers in particular shows just what a mess we've gotten ourselves into and the "ban all the ads (or anything that has even a sniff of an ad)" proponents are a big part of the problem. I talk about it in detail in the video though so here it is, along with all the podcasts too: iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast (And yes, that's a mic bottom left of frame, I recorded with my good boom mic this time and totally...

Weekly update 9

Lots on this week and I'm very happy to have finally got myself organised and set up an audio podcast feed. It's getting a heap of downloads already so obviously, people did actually want it and frankly, I'm sorry I didn't get it organised earlier! That and much more in this week's update iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast Get these weekly updates as a podcast! (it's been requested since day 1 and I finally got around to doing it) Niall and I did a Pluralsight course on Exploring the Internet of Vulnerabilities (this is the one that should make people scared to go online...) Disqus screwed up and served mixed content so I fixed it with a...

My weekly updates are now available as an audio podcast

I've been doing the weekly updates for a couple of months now and by all accounts, they've been very well-received. One of the early pieces of feedback I got though was that I should also publish them as an audio podcast so that people can listen to them in the car or while doing whatever else it is that people do while listening to syndicated content via the likes of iTunes. Yesterday I finally got around to getting all this setup by using the OmnyStudio service, an Aussie offering which makes the process of publishing the feed and hosting the content a breeze. I then published it all to the iTunes store and there we have it - a podcast!...

Weekly update 8 (the backyard edition)

Let's get this out of the way early - I did not shoot this video on a green screen! When I first watched it, I couldn't believe how amazing the picture quality was and the first thought I had when I saw it was the green screen one. The new iPhone 7 Plus is a major part of that, but I got out early when it was quiet and got the light just right too. I posted a still to Twitter earlier today and someone asked what lighting I use. Uh, "the sun", that is all. Anyway, a bunch of things worth discussing did happen this week, here's the video: Tesco Bank got very hacked (almost certainly not phishing, but...

Weekly update 7 (the island edition)

Apparently, after doing several weekly updates from different locations across the globe, last week's one from my home office was rather boring. Now maybe that was just a noisy minority saying that, I don't know, but I thought I'd test the theory and this week I headed out on jet ski to one of my favourite little island spots. I still got all the same content in, albeit from a more interesting spot. If you love or hate this approach, let me know, I'm still seeing what resonates and what doesn't in these videos. Getting back to business, this week I cover off issues such as my experience with the Apple Store wanting my unlocked phone, the Creative Commons with...

Weekly update 6

I'm home! Ideally, I'd be home recovering from travel but it hasn't quite worked out that way, particularly with the Red Cross Blood Service having a massive data leak. I blogged abut that in some detail yesterday, but I wanted to talk about it in this week's update video and give some more context as to what went on and why I made some of the decisions I did. Plus, there's the mega-trip wrap up, a quick preview of some upcoming stuff on my Ubiquiti network setup and my thoughts on how the web is held together with sticky tape. References The Red Cross Blood Service leak (yes, it's massive and no, it's not in HIBP - I explain why)...

Weekly update 5 (A380 edition)

I'm on a plane! More importantly though, I'm on a plane home. I've had a massive few weeks and I'm now just hours away from getting home and seeing my family which makes me enormously happy. I thought I'd record this in-flight from London to Dubai for something different (although unsurprisingly, sound quality suffers) and I've just published it from the lounge here in the UAE (where my VPN is blocked...) I've still done a heap since the last update though, packing out the time with travel, another workshop and a couple of conferences. Here's what I've been up to: References Risky Business talks to Mustafa Al-Bassam (this is Tflow of LulzSec infamy - waylaid kid turned good) Reddit talk...

Weekly update 4 (London edition)

Another week in another faraway place. Since the last update in Edinburgh I've spent a couple of days in Glasgow, a couple of days in the middle of that in Speyside, a couple of days in Copenhagen then a few nights in London. That's put me a day behind when I would have liked to have published this post but hey, not bad all things considering I reckon, especially given the spot I found to records it: References You might end up on a SAN cert with "unexpected" neighbours (yes, there's a lot of porn on Paul's cert but no, it really doesn't have any practical impact beyond perception) Modern Business Solutions is (allegedly) the source of a 58 million...