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Weekly update

A 39-post collection

Weekly update 28 (Sydney Harbour Bridge edition)

So the plan this week was to record the update whilst driving from Melbourne to Sydney with Lars Klint in the new car. And I did - record it that is - but due to some screwyness with Lars' GoPro, it turns out that "recording" is not the same as "actually saving it to the SD card". Fortunately, I successfully capture a review we did on the car and I'll look at editing that up later on, but for now there's a short clip on Twitter that illustrates one of the things I love about it (and oh boy - some of the repsonses to that tweet!) But onto news of the more usual kind, this week I'm talking about...

Weekly update 27

Another week down and looking back, I'm not sure precisely what I did. I mean I know I was busy, but you ever have one of those weeks where you just wonder where the time went? Although in fairness, a big chunk of it went to finishing off my latest Pluralsight course on "What Every Developer Must Know About HTTPS". Whilst my work there is done, there's still review and processes and other things that have to happen on Pluralsight's end (they put a lot of effort into quality control), so I suspect I'll feel like I've achieved a bit more in my week once it hits the air. I talk a bit about it in this week's update, plus...

Weekly update 26 (jet ski edition)

Y'know, for all the talk of jet skis, I'd never actually done a weekly update on it. Until today. It's autumn here and the weather is still beautiful so I went for a quick blast and recorded this one. This week, there's my Security Sense column on the futility of aiming for absolute security, a lot of talk on the whole Dun & Bradstreet spam list (let's just call it what it is) and also the Wishbone breach, among other things. Incidentally, checkout the underwater bit at the end, especially that jellyfish! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References There is no "zero chance of security risks" (and no chance of a zero road toll either) Dun &...

Weekly update 25

This isn't intentional, but I know these updates are starting to get a bit longer. Ok, last week was a bit mega with Cloudbleed and CloudPets, but this week, well, I just talked until I felt I was done. Let me know if you think this is too long, not long enough, not working well etc, I'm still playing with the formula and learning as I go here. Anyway, this week I talk about the wifi bits Ubiquiti kindly sent me and how I (totally unnecessarily) used them to increase the coverage I get on my jet ski (and the coverage a large chunk of my neighbourhood gets). There's a heap of angles on the CIA toys WikiLeaks has covered...

Weekly update 24

Crikey, what a week! Between the two Cloud[thing] stories, most of the last 7 days has disappeared with research, writing, media and seeing the first Cloud[thing] turn into a bit of a non-event whilst recoiling in abject horror as the second Cloud[thing] continued to unfold. This ended up being a 35 minute "update" which is way longer than I'd normally do, but I really wanted to drill into those two stories in particular and try to express some views in a way that doesn't always come across in writing. I hope you find it a useful companion to the written pieces and I also hope that next week is a bit calmer! iTunes podcast | Google Play Music...

Weekly update 23

I started out doing this weekly update with not much news to share due to being away running a workshop for a couple of days then sitting on planes and in airports for another day. It was only as I finished recording I saw both shattered.io and CloudBleed, both of which you know are serious because they have cool bug names and even logos. But in all seriousness, these are both major vulnerabilities but the real-world impact isn't yet clear, at least not to me. Great headlines and they're generating plenty of hysteria, but I suspect the reality of each will pan out to be somewhat less than what some are claiming. Moving on, this week I cover recent...

Weekly update 22 (Golden Gate Bridge edition)

What an awesome spot for a weekly update! Just one of the sensational views I saw today, the first day I've completed a full marathon: Ok, bit more than a marathon, 51.19km in total according to Runkeeper. Now frankly, I'm not overly keen on running (I just get bored), so I walked all over San Francisco, looked at interesting things, took plenty of photos and had some nice breaks instead. I took my Lenovo Yoga 900 in the backpack (I'll write about that separately later), and broke the day into 4 parts, taking some time out in between to sit down, have a break and get a bit of work done. That's a balanced day out I reckon :) iTunes...

Weekly update 21

I got up this morning thinking "I need to do my weekly update today because it's Friday". Except it's not, and due to the joy that is international travel, I really had no idea what day it was! So bottom line, I'm a day late, but with me heading off to the US for the RSA conference on Wednesday, I'm not even sure there's a lot of point me trying to acclimatise to home before I go. Regardless, this week I talk about some of that travel, how I'm now handling "fabricated" data breaches in HIBP (and how I accidentally found my own data in one), the big milestone I just hit of one million subscribers and Netsparker's ongoing support...

Weekly update 20 (Dubai airport edition)

It's the end of another big trip and time to take the long journey home. This time it's Copenhagen to London, then Dubai, then finally Brisbane and a ride home to the Gold Coast. It's been a busy week in the lead up to the travel too with lots of talks and writing. But the big pone I'm most proud of this week is this: Sometime today, @haveibeenpwned broke through the 1M verified subscriber mark. Having a quiet champagne alone before flying home 😀🍾 pic.twitter.com/whIss3OXeO— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) February 2, 2017 I'll write more next week about the state of HIBP, where it's come from and where I see it going. Until then, here's this week's update...

Weekly update 19 (brewery edition)

Supercar factory last week. Brewery this week. This is how it's done! As I've written before, despite the many awesome moments these trips have, they're enormously busy with a huge amount jammed into them. This week I talk about travels in Belgium, how they crashed HIBP with a massive surge of traffic after some good press, my upcoming Copenhagen workshop and the inevitable demise of LeakedSource which finally happened yesterday. Next week... somewhere on a plane... on the way to somewhere warm :) iTunes podcast | Google Play Music podcast | RSS podcast References I'm on Belgian TV! (this is the news story that crashed HIBP as tens of thousands of Belgians suddenly descended on the site) My Copenhagen workshop next week is...