I actually lost track of what week it was at the start of this video. Did I do the Aussie workshops last week? Or the week before? I know I was at home so... it's just all becoming a blur. But be that as it may, life marches on and this week like every other one before it was full of interesting cyber-things. I find the situation with Zoom in particular quite fascinating, particularly the willingness - even eagerness - that so many seem to have to throw the very tool that's bringing so many people together in a time of need under the security and privacy bus. More on that and a bunch of other things in this week's update.
- Get Pluralsight for free for all of April! (because c'mon, what else are you going to do these days?!)
- We're running another Hack Yourself First workshop in Porto next week (of course it's not "in" Porto, but it's NDC Porto and it's the last one on our schedule for now)
- Houseparty is offering a million bucks if you can identify who's running a smear campaign against them (it'd be a seriously well-orchestrated campaign if true, most of what I see looks like garden variety account takeovers)
- Zoom is being forced to really step up their game (but I don't believe it's any riskier using Zoom than any other similar platform)
- Zoom bombing raids have apparently become quite the thing with kids these days (non tech-savvy users + bored kids = chaos)
- TicTocTrack had a serious security issue - again (but disclosure hasn't happened despite a commitment to be open, transparent and honest)
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