Weekly update

A 131-post collection

Weekly Update 111

On my first attempt at recording this, I decided the framing was crooked after a couple of minutes so I started again. On my second attempt, the PC BSOD'd after 42 mins and I thought I'd lost all the audio. I hadn't, so on the third attempt I completed the last of it. Then I waited nearly an hour for it to render before realising there was unedited material at the beginning so I had to re-render the whole thing again. This is on top of one of my screens refusing to go beyond 480p today and a week filled with various other frustrating tech support issues.But despite that, I persevered and got through much more content than I...

Weekly Update 110

I'm home! And home for another 6 weeks at that which is rather exciting if I'm honest. Travel really takes its toll in so many ways and I'm really looking forward to just having a bunch of time to code, blog and jet ski (not necessarily ordered by priority).But even without having had time to blog, there's a heap of material this week including the SIBOS conference, HIBP (apparently) being a top site that's "shaped the web", people losing their minds over sex toy privacy and EV certificates, Wife Lovers being breaches and some really interesting outcomes in people's effort to hold Apollo accountable under GDPR after their breach. On that last point, do listen to how this is...

Weekly Update 109

Last one before home time! But it has been an epic trip and as I say in the video, this is by far my most enjoyable trip to the US yet after probably a dozen over the last few years (that includes Hawaii, too). Given the interest after my pointing out a couple of little differences in the US compared to the rest of the world last week, after the usual tech and infosec intro this week I decided to focus a big whack of this week's video on what some of differences look like.Other than that, there's the usual things including new tech (the Apple Watch), data breaches (Facepunch and another especially nasty one), sextortion scams and fabricated...

Weekly Update 108

I'm in Texas! And I've had enough BBQ to last me a very long time. I'm here doing a couple of speaking events and other related things as well as taking some time out with my wife to see the sites. As such, it's a bit quieter this week but there's still a couple of things I reckon are worthy of discussion.Just before jumping on the plane over here I pushed out a blog post on how my approach to callbacks in HIBP broke Mozilla's service which in turn broke my Azure Function. This was one of those cases where sure, I didn't want anything to break, but it was a good learning experience that helped me make a...

Weekly Update 107

It's another "business as usual" week; past events, upcoming events, major security news, someone forgetting to renew a certificate and a new Pluralsight course. Actually, thinking about it more, this is possibly the most normal week I can remember, which is kinda disconcerting considering the (potential) impact of some of that news.Next week I'll be back in the US and in Texas so the schedule may be a little erratic, but I'll do what I can to pump out another update on time and with more of the usual craziness this industry is full of. ##ReferencesOne of the kids blogs I referred to was Eve Cogan's (this is a great example of a kid carving out a great social...

Weekly Update 106

Home again! Another NDC is down and I talk a little about how the talks were rated and about PubConf (make sure you get to one of these one day!) I've got another couple of weeks at home before any more travel and I'll talk more about the next things as they draw closer. This week, I'm on my new iPhone (which is very similar to my old iPhone), I'm talking about Uber getting fined, Cloudflare introducing some very cool new things, Firefox Monitor launching on top of the HIBP APIs and my newfound love for the Pi-hole. Seriously, this is a very cool bit of tech and a fun project to build for home. I'll share more over time...

Weekly Update 105

It's another day-late weekly update courtesy of another hectic week. Scott and I were at NDC Sydney doing a bunch of talks and other events and I just simply didn't get time to push this out until sitting at the airport waiting for the plan home. This week's update is a little different as we did it at SSW's recording setup in front of a live audience. Better video, better audio and some questions asked in the process too. Other than that, it's business as usual: more keyloggers on payment forms, more data breaches and a massive extended validation smack-down. References Scott published his blog post about Magecart coming for you (then right after that the NewEgg breach was announced)...

Weekly Update 104

We're on a boat! This week, Scott Helme is back in town so I'm treating him to a rare sight for the Englishman - sunshine ☀️ We're also talking about my .NET Conf talk, Chrome's visual changes (and rolling back some of them), the FreshMenu data breach, getting better at filtering CSP reports, the effectiveness of public shaming, the kayo.moe credential stuffing list and lastly, Scott talks about his blog post on protecting sites from modified JavaScript (now linked to in the references below). Next week, we're in Sydney for NDC so we'll do another joint update then. References I spoke at .NET Conf on pwning your cloud costs (link through to the recorded talk) FreshMenu had a breach and...

Weekly Update 103

It's been a week of travel for me with API Days in Melbourne on Tuesday, Fortinet Fast & Secure in Sydney on Wednesday then the Varonis webinar yesterday (recorded, I'll share once it's online). Be that as it may, I did manage to pump out a long-awaited blog post on the total cost of running Pwned Passwords in HIBP and its... 2.6c per day 😎 This week there's also a few random things ranging from online authenticity (the human kind), changes in Chrome 69 (there's some major visual security indicators gone), yet another spyware breach (just don't...), British Airways being hacked (still light on detail only half a day later) and my ongoing struggles with breach disclosure in a responsible...

Weekly Update 102

A few little bits and pieces this week ranging from a new web cam (primarily to do Windows Hello auth), teaching my 8-year-old son HTML, progress with Firefox and HIBP, some really ridiculous comments from Namecheap re SSL (or TLS or HTTPS) and a full set of Pwned Passwords as NTLM hashes. I didn't mention it when I recorded, but there's already a bunch of sample code on how to dump your AD hashes and compare them to the Pwned Passwords list in the comments on that blog post. Also, just in case you're in the area, I'll be speaking at API Days in Melbourne on Tuesday then at Fortinet's Fast and Secure conference in Sydney the following day. For...