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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...

Weekly Update 322

It's very strange to have gone 1,051 days without spending more than a few hours apart, but here we are... very temporarily: Only 15,501km away 😢 And only 4 days until I head back to Oslo 😊 pic.twitter.com/PDn1Syplig — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) November 20, 2022 Which means that right now, I'm throwing myself into a gazillion other things to keep me busy including how schools advise parents to manage devices, wrapping gup that HTML signature, asking probing questions about paying ransoms and, u...

Weekly Update 321

What a week to pick to be in Canberra. Planned well before things got cyber-crazy in Australia, I spent a few days catching up with folks in our capital and talking to the Australia Federal Police for scam awareness week. That it coincided with the dumping of Medibank customer health records made it an especially interesting time to talk with police, politicians and industry leaders. A bit of a bizarre, whirlwind week if I'm honest, but full of very positive encounters even though it coincided w...

Weekly Update 320

I feel like life is finally complete: I have beaches, sunshine and fast internet! (Yes, and of course an amazing wife, but that goes without saying 😊) For the folks asking via various channels, the speed is not exactly symmetrical at 1000/400 and I'm honestly not sure why that's the case here in Australia. I also had to shell out quite a bit extra to go from 50 up to a "business" plan of 400 up, but with the volumes of data I ship around it'll make a pretty big difference to the way I work over...

Weekly Update 319

Geez we've been getting hammered down here: Optus, MyDeal, Vinomofo, Medibank and now Australian Clinical Labs. It's crazy how much press interest there's been down here and whilst I think some of it is a bit hyperbolic, bringing the issue to the forefront and ensuring it's being discussed is certainly a good thing. Anyway, let's see what happens between now and next week's video, at this rate there'll be at least one more major Aussie breach to talk about! [https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/...

Weekly Update 318

Aussie breachapalooza! That what it feels like this week between Optus (ok, it was weeks ago but it's still in the news), Vinomofo, My Deal and the mother of all of them (at least as far as media interest goes), Medibank. That last one totally smashed my week out with unprecedented press enquiries, so is it any wonder I totally missed the Microsoft one? I read through that last one live in this week's video and as you'll hear, a breach of any kind is never a good look but what stands out for me...

Weekly Update 317

I decided to do something a bit different this week and mostly just answer questions from my talk at GOTO Copenhagen last week. I wasn't actually in Denmark this time, but a heap of really good questions came through and as I started reading them, I thought "this would actually make for a really good weekly update". So here we are, and those questions then spurned on a whole heap more from the live audience too so this week's video became one large Q&A. I hope you enjoy this one, let me know if...

Weekly Update 316

Geez it's nice to be home 😊 It's nice to live in a home that makes you feel that way when returning from a place as beautiful as Bali 😊 This week's video is dominated by the whole discussion around this tweet: > I love that part of the Microsoft Security Score for Identity in Azure improves your score if you *don't* enforce password rotation, what a sign of the times! Who out there still works somewhere that forces rotation (because "reasons")? pic.twitter.com/a2yQQvNRpa [https://t.co/a2yQQv...

Weekly Update 315

How's this weeks video for a view?! It's a stunning location here in Bali and it's just been the absolute most perfect spot for a honeymoon, especially after weeks of guests and celebrations. But whoever hacked and ransom'd Optus didn't care about me taking time out and I've done more media in the last week than I have in a long time. I don't mind, it's a fascinating story the way this has unfolded and that's where most of the time in this week's video has gone, I hope you enjoy my analysis of w...

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_ [https://twitter.com/Charlotte_Hunt_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] a part of our family ❤️ 💍 pic.twitter.com/XfahXElboC [https://t.co/XfahXElboC...