Weekly update

A 202-post collection

Weekly Update 203

What. A. Week. I've been absolutely non-stop publishing data breaches to HIBP whilst simultaneously putting in place the framework to start advising NordVPN on their cybers and open sourcing the HIBP code base at the same time (and a bunch of other more boring stuff that didn't make the cut). That's all explained in this week's update so I won't drill further into it here, there's obviously a couple of big announcements so if you have any questions, drop them in the comments below and I'll either answer them there or take them up in next week's update. ReferencesOur state border to the south is now in a "hard" lockdown (that link is for the stats state by state)Breaches,...

Weekly Update 202

Unfortunately, our run of good luck here down in Aus has taken a bit of a turn COVID wise. Not so much in my home state, but the southern states have been copping it so this week, I pulled the pin on snowboarding. For folks overseas, that might sound like it would have been a risky proposition anyway, but only two and a half weeks ago the entire state of New South Wales had 5 active cases out of 8.1M people. Today it's 209. It's neighbouring southern state of Victoria had 40 cases in the middle of last month. Today they hit 5,385. It was just too risky for something that ultimately, is a luxury so I'm staying...

Weekly Update 201

I love this setup! A huge amount of research went into this but the PC, screens, cameras lights and all the other bits are working really well together. I did my first interview with this setup today and I think I'm actually going to be sticking with the mood lighting for most on-video events now: Fun @InfosecWhiskey interview this morning. I’m running with this lighting setup, just a couple of Hue Go lights and the screens, a beautiful pic from the camera setup. More: https://t.co/Yb9FQvIGMj pic.twitter.com/4gNa4ltOEY — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) July 25, 2020 That dominates this week's update, but there's a bunch of other content too rounding out what must be my longest...

Weekly Update 200

I made it to 200! And look at that picture quality too 😎 I'm streaming in 1080p rather than 4K and that's absolutely fine for content like this. I've finally gotten on top of the camera setup and the Elgato HDMI dongle to allow the camera to be seen as a webcam over HDMI. I really want to write this up in detail for next week's update because with the new PC as well, I'm super happy with how this all works together. I'll try and put aside a day early next week to get on top of that one but for now, here's this week's: ReferencesChoosing what products to endorse is a thoughtful process (enough so that I wrote an...

Weekly Update 199

Wow! Loving that 4K camera 😎 Or perhaps more specifically, just loving that camera and lens and I reckon it'll still be awesome in 1080p. But this week, I decided to go all out in super hi-def just to see how it looked. The captured video was 13.1GB but rendered down at 2.3GB out of Premiere so it's obviously applied some compression, but still looks amazing IMHO. Next week I'll do a full run through of the new setup which I'll finally be able to do because just as I finished recording today, this turned up: Oh yeah 😎 pic.twitter.com/8e87k5YJBG — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) July 10, 2020 More on that next week but for now, here's episode...

Weekly Update 198

Well, no surprises here: this week's update is dominated by Thursday's blog post about sustaining performance under extreme stress. The feedback on that post has been absolutely phenomenal; tweets, comments, DMs, emails, phone calls, all enormously supportive. Many of them also shared people's own personal struggles, ones which I think we all know are out there but it's a very different thing to actually hear it from someone personally. Thank you everyone who chimed in on this discussion and offered their support and kind words, it's genuinely appreciated and it's made a big difference to how I feel about the last 18 months. ReferencesExtreme stress (this is pretty much the entire weekly update...)Barclays bank is using archive.org as...

Weekly Update 197

I'm literally surrounded by broken pieces of half finished repairs. My office is usually a pretty organised place so it's kinda frustrating, but then I'm replacing equipment that's seen up to a decade or more of solid use so that's not a bad run. Amidst all that, I've well and truly gone down the IoT rabbit hole with all sorts of bits now connected through Home Assistant (just understanding the basics of this is actually one of those draft blog posts I mentioned). All that, the usual data breach stuff and more in this week's update. ReferencesCatch me on Redgate's "Streamed APAC Edition" next week (I'll be doing a bunch of Q&A)Then catch me presenting on credential...

Weekly Update 196

All my things are breaking 😭 Mic broke, PC broke, boat shed handle broke, fridges (both of them) broke, fireplace broke, roof broke... and that's just the stuff I could remember in the live stream. But in happier news, listening back to that video now I'm really happy with the audio quality of the new mic and I reckon that once the pop filter is installed the sound will be spot on. Hopefully that'll be in place for next week's update, along with replacements for the other broken things! Let's see what else fails between now and then... ReferencesI've got a build thread going for the LEGO Lambo (did the same thing with the Bugatti a couple of years back and...

Weekly Update 195

This week's update had a bunch of people drop by and discussion tended to jump around a bit, but frankly it's kinda nice to have some interaction in an era where we're not really doing as much of that any more. The IoT topic got some good engagement as did the fact that we "magically" dropped over a hundred active cases of COVID-19 in Australia today (sounds like the gov just reclassifying what's still considered to be an active case). That puts us at 143 remaining active cases in a country of 25M people which is very much heading in just the right direction. Oh - and I finally managed to buy my lift tickets for the snow too so...

Weekly Update 194

It's a total mixed bag this week with a couple of new blog posts thrown in to boot. An award at an event nobody could attend, a SQL injection pattern in an HIBP email that wiped an entire DB, a disinformation campaign by "Anonymous" amidst a tumultuous time in the US and another freaking massive breach (with me in it) that I simply can't attribute. So yeah, life remains pretty unpredictable then 🙂 ReferencesI won the "Best Cybersecurity Video OR Cybersecurity Video Blog" at the European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards! (shame I couldn't be in London for it this year, but totally stoked to get an award!)Without knowing it, I also wiped an entire ticketing system with a SQL injection pattern...