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 Spotify breaches. So yeah, business as usual on the internet!

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  1. Facepunch was breached (news story picked up by SC Mag there)
  2. I saw a big up-tick in sextortion scams this week (that's a Krebs piece from July on precisely this pattern)
  3. Netsparker is sponsoring my blog again this week (7+ happy years of using them now!)
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Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals