Weekly update

A 301-post collection

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...

Weekly Update 286

Somehow this week ended up being all about Russia and Cloudflare. Mostly as 2 completely separate topics, but also a little bit around Cloudflare's ongoing presence in Russia (with a very neutral view on that, TBH). Looking back on this video a few hours later, the thing that strikes me is the discussion around what appears to be a phishing page seeking donations for Ukraine. Just listen to me try to figure this out and as I say in the vid, if I have trouble discerning phish from legit resource, how do people who don't live in this world work it out?! Easy answer - they don't, that's why phishing remains so lucrative. ReferenceThe idea of Tesla remotely killing cars...

Weekly Update 285

With travel now behind me, I'm back to a stable schedule and doing these on time again. Mind you, I came home to some of the wildest weather I've ever seen here, but it was kinda cool to watch and the kids didn't complain getting days off school. Oh - and I also loaded a bunch of new data breaches this week, the Robinhood one from earlier today being particularly noteworthy with more than 5M unique email addresses. At that and more in this week's update. ReferencesThe weather here got a bit crazy, check out how much dirt got dumped into the waterways (drone footage courtesy of Heather Downing)So much water the kids were literally kayaking out of our...

Weekly Update 284

A little late this week as the tail end of travel bites into my time, but it's nice to be home again (albeit amidst a period of record rainfall). I'll get back on a normal schedule next week but for now, here's all the usual stuff in number 284, complete with a super cool "ransomwear" hoodie from this week's sponsor, Varonis 😎 ReferencesThe Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group Mary Litynski Award (seeing industry recognition for HIBP is enormously fulfilling)Hacktivist action against Russia might be well-intentioned, but is fraught with problems (a kid in their bedroom on the other side of the world is a very different story to someone on the ground defending their livelihood)The documentary I was...

Weekly Update 283

A super quick intro this week as I take a bit of time out before a hectic week. It's hotel room quality audio this week, but that's a temporary state before I'm back home next week. I hope you entry week 283, so much FUD to debunk on website identity verification... References I took issues - lots of issues - with DigiCert's guidance around ho to verify website identity (with the EV cash cow dead, it's desperate times...)New Zealand is now the 28th government to join HIBP (free and open access to query all data in the service for their gov domains.)Sponsored by: Varonis. Reduce your ransomware blast radius with the leader in data-first security. Try it free!...