It's been a bit of intense country-hopping since the last update so this one is a consolidated "this week in tweets" version. I actually found it kind of interesting going back through the noteworthy incidents of the week in lieu of having original content of my own, see what you think. Given the coming schedule (and a deep, deep desire for a few days of downtime), the next one might be more of the same so I hope it resonates!
Because this week is predominantly about noteworthy tweets, I'm going to do the references a little differently. Firstly, with a sponsor shout-out:
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And then the tweets I discussed themselves:
This is fascinating: an amazing story of technology having a profound effect on someone’s wellbeing. Equally, a technology that’s only possible due to constant monitoring and tracking. https://t.co/3pI0OdfYBz— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 23, 2019
The BBC asked us to look into a range of IoT products.— Ask Cybergibbons! (@cybergibbons) September 24, 2019
One of them was a Pineworld lock, from Amazon.
We only had a day; I went for the quickest and most realistic attack. pic.twitter.com/QUKFQUyChO
Holy shit! That font isn’t anti-aliased! https://t.co/3vBd3hAhBr— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 24, 2019
Several months after the fact, CafePress finally acknowledges huge data theft to its customers https://t.co/TxxaOUWJn3— The Register (@TheRegister) September 23, 2019
@troyhunt #ITBN Hungary! A dream come true ???? pic.twitter.com/oGS3bI9kcY— Domonkos Tomcsanyi (@domi007) September 26, 2019
Dating service used fake accounts to attract more paying users. Hmm.... Now where have I heard this story before?#AshleyMadison— Per Thorsheim (@thorsheim) September 26, 2019
cc @briankrebs @troyhunt https://t.co/FdV8akWf4I
“We take security seriously”https://t.co/OoFfqW97la https://t.co/w0FlcQccTT— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 27, 2019
There are periodic flareups of anti-HTTPS sentiment thanks to a grumpy technologist who doesn't want to upgrade his sites. Read this by @troyhunt for why even static sites need a security and privacy standard that's been around since 1994. https://t.co/zdxeqP1aBa— Rogers Cadenhead (@rcade) September 27, 2019
This is so cool @firefox @haveibeenpwned @troyhunt pic.twitter.com/H9UNKFml0L— Juan Laube (@juanlaube) September 27, 2019
Time to increment the number at the end of the password! https://t.co/3NeqJ84L3f— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 28, 2019
Done!https://t.co/JmfnU85ynX makes 2FA easier for the normal everyday people.— Dorin Moise (@dorinmoise) September 28, 2019
Inspired by @troyhunt and made with Carrd, an awesome tool by @ajlkn