Weekly update

A 295-post collection

Weekly Update 296

Data breaches, 3D printing and passwords - just the usual variety of things this week. More specifically, that really cool Pwned Passwords downloader that I know a bunch of people have been waiting on, and now we've finally released. It hits the existing k-anonymity API over 1 million times and that API is already going on 2 billion requests a month so I'm kinda curious to see what happens if everyone starts running the downloader at the same time... 🤔 ReferencesThis is a much better guide to what causes a 3D printer hot end to leak out the top of the heat block (the image there makes easy to understand)Since I broke the heater cartridge anyway, a Revo 6 should...

Weekly Update 295

A short one this week as the previous 7 days disappeared with AusCERT and other commitments. Geez it was nice to not only be back at an event, but out there socialising and attending all the related things that tend to go along with it. I'll leave you with this tweet which was a bit of a highlight for me, having Ari alongside me at the event and watching his enthusiasm being part of the industry I love 😊 At #AusCERT with Ari for “take your son to work” day 🙂 I’m up next on stream 2 at 14:45 talking about Pwned Passwords, the FBI, the NCA and giving the whole thing over to the community, come say hi! https:...

Weekly Update 294

It's back to business as usual with more data breaches, more poor handling of them and more IoT pain. I think on all those fronts there's a part of me that just likes the challenge and the opportunity to fix a broken thing. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for punishment, I don't know, but either way it's kept me entertained and given me plenty of new material for this week's video 😊 ReferencesThe book is almost ready to launch! (I've totally rewritten the intro, tweaked a bunch of the stories and added more - hopefully only a month off go-live)My fallback position for the IoT not working is literally climbing over the wall (I'm going to solve - and...

Weekly Update 293

Didn't get a lot done this week, unless you count scuba diving, snorkelling, spear fishing and laying around on tropical sand cays 😎 This week is predominantly about the time we just spent up on the Great Barrier Reef which has very little relevance to infosec, IoT, 3D printing and the other usual topics. But as I refer to in the guitar lessons blog post referenced below, I share what I do pretty transparently and organically and this week, that's what I want to talk about. So, either enjoy it or skip it until next week when I'll back to business as usual 😊 ReferencesI followed Lars' guidance and installed the physical mailbox sensor (so far, I'm unhappy with it, more next...

Weekly Update 292

Well that was an unusual ending. Both my mouse and keyboard decided to drop off right at the end of this week's video and without any control whatsoever, there was no way to end the live stream! Wired devices from kids borrowed, I eventually got back control and later discovered that all things Bluetooth had suddenly decided to die without any warning whatsoever. I certainly wasn't updating drivers mid-live stream or anything like that so... 🤷‍♂️ Anyway, other than that it's business as usual this week, enjoy! ReferencesThe shots I'm getting with the new drone are amazing! (it's crazy how much tech is jammed into this little thing)I'm disappointed that Mailchimp has stopped offering a discount for users with 2FA...

Weekly Update 291

Bit of a long one this week, just due to a bunch of stuff all coinciding at the same time. The drone is obviously the coolest one and it was interesting to hear other people's experiences with theirs. This is just super cool tech and I can't remember the last time I looked at a consumer product and thought "wow, I didn't know they could do that!" Check that out and a whole heap more in this week's video below 👇 ReferencesAs travel gradually resumes, there are more events you can now catch me at (stay tuned for one in Tasmania in July too)It was 7 years ago today I left a 14 year career at Pfizer... (...and never once...

Weekly Update 290

I hope scheduling these in advance is working well for everyone, the analytics certainly suggest a much higher viewership so I'm going to keep scheduling these and refining the whole thing further. Other than that, it's same-same this week with the usual array of breaches, tech and life down under. Enjoy 😊 ReferencesI keep forgetting to talk about upcoming events (that's a list of what's coming  in 2022, I'll try to remember to discuss it next week given I'm off to Sydney the week after for the Akamai event)Indonesian real estate site Travelio was breached (this dates back to last year, but the data is now in HIBP)Lots of crickets chirping over at Avvo (this is becoming a textbook...

Weekly Update 289

Everyone just came for the Ubiquiti discussion, right? This is such a tricky one; if their products sucked we could all just forget about them and go on with our day. But they don't suck - they're awesome - and that makes it hard to fathom how a company that makes such great gear is responding this way to such a well-respected journo. I spend most of this week's video talking about this and perhaps what surprised me most, is even after that discussion there's a bunch of people asking product questions. It'll be interesting to see how this whole thing eventually plays out... ReferencesI bought Ari a biometric padlock for his locker as other kids were successfully guessing the...

Weekly Update 288

Wow, what a day yesterday! I mentioned at the start of this week's update that Charlotte and I jumped on a chopper with our parents to check out our wedding venue, here's the pics and I just added a video to the thread too: Well that was amazing; chopper ride to our wedding venue for lunch with our parents. So happy to live here and have access to such a wonderful place. And such a wonderful woman in @charlottelyng 😊 🚁 💍 pic.twitter.com/NEgDxZxNeR — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) March 24, 2022 I talked a bunch about Okta today and shortly after, jumped in the car and turned on the latest Risky Business podcast. Have a good listen to Patrick and Adam's...

Weekly Update 287

So the plan was to schedule this week's session in advance then right on 17:30 at my end, go live. It mostly worked, I just forgot to press the "go live" button having worked on the (obviously incorrect) assumption that would happen automatically. Lesson learned, session restarted, we'll be all good next week 😊 ReferencesAsking about IoT'ing the kids' showers led to lots of wrong answers (maybe I'm just scarred now knowing how much work is involved as soon as you touch actual plumbing in a bathroom)Seeing a psych and getting help is just fine (after recording this vid, I was watching Toto Wolff on Drive to Survive and the enormous amount of pressure on him)CafePress got slapped...