Weekly update

A 313-post collection

Weekly Update 304

It's very much a last-minute agenda this week as I catch up on the inevitable post-travel backlog and pretty much just pick stuff from my tweet timeline over the week 😊 But hey, there's some good stuff in there and I still managed to knock out almost an hour worth of content! ReferencesLa Poste Mobile got themselves ransom'd and their data dumped (and they're still offline)Mangatoon are very clearly covering up their breach (which is now hard to do given it's in HIBP and received plenty of press)The "Seconds" app is my secret presenting sauce! (any workout app that can run a sequence of timed intervals will do it)I'm totally loving Apple's AirTags to track all my things!...

Weekly Update 303

And we're finally done with this trip. 26 days, 14 different accommodations, 5,146km of driving through 4 states and the last 4 weekly vids all done on the road. Travel is great, but right now going home is even better 😊 Next week's vid will be back in my comfy office with good lighting, video, audio and better planning. Until then, here's a (late) weekly update 303: ReferencesIf you're going to scrape someone else's content, don't embed the images directly off their site! (referrer header based Rickrolls 😎)The Shanghai police data breach is massive... (if it turns out to be legitimate)SHA-1 is fine and k-anonymity isn't PII (and frankly, if an organisation doesn't understand these simple facts, they've got...

Weekly Update 302

In a complete departure from the norm, this week's video is the much-requested "cultural differences" one with Charlotte. No tech (other than my occasional plug for the virtues of JavaScript), but lots of experiences from both of us living and working in different parts of the world. Most of it is what Charlotte has learned being thrown into the deep end of Aussieness (without the option of even getting out of the country until very recently), which I thought made for some pretty funny viewing 🤣 We almost got through the entire content I had planned... then my phone went into battery saving mode and killed the mic so apologies for that last little bit of missing content. But hey, it...

Weekly Update 301

First up, I'm really sorry about the audio quality on this one. It's the exact same setup I used last week (and carefully tested first) but it's obviously just super sensitive to the wind. If you look at the trees in the background you can see they're barely moving, but inevitably that was enough to really mess with the audio quality. I do actually have a windsock for the mic, but it's in a drawer at home so for the remainder of this trip it'll be indoor recording only. Speaking of which, because there was a lot of enthusiasm for Charlotte and I to do one together on the cultural differences we've both experienced living in different parts of the...

Weekly Update 300

Well, we're about 2,000km down on this trip and are finally in Melbourne, which was kinda the point of the drive in the first place (things just escalated after that). The whole journey is going into a long tweet thread you can find below (or mute - that's partly why it's in a single thread): It’s time for the next great road trip 🏎 pic.twitter.com/9B9k9cXQvH — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) June 14, 2022 Next week is NDC Melbourne so please get along to the event if you're in town, it's kinda amazing to think I'll finally be back at an NDC after all this time 😊 ReferencesWe're on another epic road trip (that's the tweet thread, I'll keep...

Weekly Update 299

How on earth does an enterprise rack-mounted NAS not come with rails to actually install it in the rack?! So yeah, that's what's in the box, something that should have been in the original box and not in a separate purchase. Just to add to the Synology packaging insanity, I went to install a couple of spare NVMe drives in it today and... there were no screws in the NVMe slots 🤦‍ I'll be doing the next four weekly updates from various locations around the country as we hit the road again, stay tuned for epic tweet threads of amazing locations 😎 ReferencesThe MyElectronics.nl Raspberry Pi racks are really sweet (the rack is looking pretty slick now!)Apple Watch fall detection...

Weekly Update 298

I somehow ended up blasting through an hour and a quarter in this week's video with loads of discussion on the CTARS / NDIS data breach then a real time "let's see what the fuss is about" with news that one of our state's digital driver's licenses (DDL) may be easily forgeable. I think the whole discussion is actually really interesting when looked at through the lens of how on balance, a digitised license compares to a physical one. As you'll see, I think the reporting on this is overblown however... the weak encryption keys do seem like an oversight and the response of Service NSW to criticism has been lacklustre at best. Let's see how it goes in other states,...

Weekly Update 297

So I basically spent my whole day yesterday playing with Ubiquiti gear and live-tweeting the experience 😊 This was an unapologetically geeky pleasure and it pretty much dominates this week's video but hey, it's a fun topic. Still, there's a bunch of data breach stuff up front and as I write this, 25M more records courtesy of the MGM breach are making their way up into HIBP. Get ready for a bunch of notification emails going out on that one. Here's this week's video: ReferencesFinally worked out how to handle the MGM breach (it's loading now as a new breach to ensure HIBP subscribers are appropriately notified)The Ubiquiti G4 PTZ is a mighty looking camera! (it'll take a professional to...

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:...