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Weekly update

A 64-post collection

Weekly update 54

Ah, home! It's nice at home, I think I'll stay here. When I got back from Utah on Sunday I checked my TripIt and noticed I'd been away bang on 40% of the year but fortunately, that's it for the 2017 overseas stuff. That said, I've got a bunch of events lined up in Aus for the rest of the year and I'll talk more about those soon. This week, I've actually had some time to catch up on writing and pumped out a couple of blog posts that have been on my mind for some time. It's stuff I'm passionate about (both for different reasons) and I really hope people find it interesting if not even thought-provoking. Enjoy! iTunes...

Weekly update 53 (Salt Lake City edition)

What a week! Epic hardly describes the experience I've just had at Pluralsight Live in Utah, not least of which was this stage: No new writing this week but I did want to comment on the Equifax CSO degree story (and my poorly worded tweet about it) as well as the ongoing concern I keep hearing from people about biometric auth, especially in the US. So that's just a quick intro, I'm rushing this one out a bit as it seems that the one place in the world with worse connectivity than my home in Australia is US airports... iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Here's the story on the Equifax CSO and her music degree (I'll...

Weekly update 52

Hey, it's weekly update 52! That's almost a year's worth of weekly videos, next week will actually be that anniversary (ok, it's a day short, but close) and by that time I'll be over in Utah doing the Pluralsight Live thing. I'm especially looking forward to this event, there's a huge amount of organisation gone into it and I think it'll be a really slick show. This week - Equifax. Wow. It's such a mess on so many levels and as I say in the Security Sense column, trust is now a massive problem not just because of the breach itself, but because of how they've subsequently handled it. Apple's new toys and Face ID is another really interesting topic...

Weekly update 51 (Melbourne edition)

Really quick intro as I rush between events today: I'm in Melbourne and have just finished a "Hack Yourself First" workshop then it's OWASP conference time tomorrow. It's been a mostly fun week with a couple of oddball experiences thrown in, but leave you to watch the video or listen to the podcast to enjoy those :) iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References CynoSure Prime did some cool work cracking the 320m Pwned Passwords (somehow, some press outlets misinterpretted the significance of this) I copped a pretty unhinged rant from the reincarnated SEO lady (I'm starting to wonder if she's actually serious...) I rolled out AmpliFi at my parent's house (this is actually really neat as...

Weekly update 50

Yep, hit right in the face with a dodgeball. There was blood. But retribution was swiftly mine as I hunted down the kids on the other team. Oh - and I also loaded 711 million records into HIBP. That's the real story this week and I wanted to speak in depth about everything from where the data came from to why you can't get your password out of it to frankly, some of the kinda disappointing comments some people left. This is a very multifaceted issue and I hope I do it justice in the audio here. iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Last call for my Melbourne workshop! (in fact, it's the last public workshop of...

Weekly update 49 (snow edition)

I'm at the snow! Yes, Australia has snow. No, it's not like the big mountain riding of Europe or North America, but the warmer weather means you can regularly sit outside in the sun during the day with a cold beer which is pretty awesome. I've got a couple of Security Sense columns to talk about this week which I hope will get people pondering this whole security thing a bit more. Also, as you may have noticed, I've pushed this out a day early. Friday will be a half-and-a-bit day on the snow before a 5-hour drive to Sydney, a good rest then a 9 hour drive back to the Gold Coast the next day. It's just easier to...

Weekly update 48 (windy Sydney edition)

I've been in Sydney all week for the NDC conference here so it's been a pretty non-stop time. A 2 day workshop, 2 new Pluralsight courses, 2 talks and all the usual social things that go along with these. But regardless, I got that Ubiquiti UniFi course out and a blog post to go along with it. I'm keeping things brief here now as I prepare for (the always epicly fun) Pubcon, more next week from snowy Australia. Yes - snow! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References Everything you need to know about Ubiquiti UniFi to get started (this is such awesome gear and I love hearing about how happy people are with it) Terbium is sponsoring...

Weekly update 47

Last update before travelling again, but fortunately it's just a cruisy 9-hour drive down to Sydney for NDC then a week of snowboarding (yeah Australia has snow). I'll be doing a workshop at NDC and I'll also be doing one in Melbourne next month so check that out if you're around that way. This week, an SEO bloke wearing pyjamas talked about how HTTPS was unnecessary, attempted to silence any naysayers and then eventually recanted and deleted his original views. It's odd, because they were the same views as the psychic SEO lady who'd been reincarnated 17 times... That weirdness and more in this week's update! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References AD pwned passwords I've got...

Weekly update 46

This has been an insane week, not least because of spending the day yesterday installing a Ubiquiti network as part of my upcoming course. A heap of fun, but one little glitch threw my day out. Another glitch with my Pwned Passwords service threw my day today out so I'm going to sign off here, leave you with the vid and go grab a well-deserved 🍺 iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References I've been kinda in love with Ubiquiti gear since November (the course should be out this month, I'm rather happy with it so far 😀) Responsible disclosure remains a hard thing to do... responsibly (Kids Pass decided to block me on Twitter rather than allow me to...

Weekly update 45

This week I've had my head down working on a new course for Ubiquiti, the guys who make the very fine wifi things I now have in my house and since writing about them, many others do too. I'll be sharing more about that in the coming weeks but whilst I had the parts handy, I thought I'd show folks what would be going into the build I'll do next week. The other major thing this week was the blog post about modernising our approach to passwords. I honestly didn't expect this to be so well received and it looks like it's been read over 100k times in the last 48 hours! I suspect people are just sick of inane...