Author: Troy Hunt

Well this is a totally different office view! I’m properly getting into working more on the acoustics and aesthetics to make this the most productive environment possible which means this week things are in a bit of disarray due to ongoing works. Speaking of disarray, I’ve

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I had a bunch of false starts with this one. I don’t know if it was just OBS or something else, but we got there after several failed attempts and me resorting to reading Gov Parson’s nutty tweets until it all started working. “Nutty”

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I had a bunch of false starts with this one. I don’t know if it was just OBS or something else, but we got there after several failed attempts and me resorting to reading Gov Parson’s nutty tweets until it all started working. “Nutty”

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A lot of cyber things this week: loads of data breach (or “scrape”, In LinkedIn’s case) incidents, Windows 11 upgrade experiences and then bricking my house courtesy of a Home Assistant update that fundamentally changed the Tuya integration. So pretty much “same, same but different&

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Lots of little bits and pieces this week in a later and shorter than usual update. See the references for all the details, but plenty of cyber, some IoT weather station discussion and a bit of chatter around career and me deciding I want to do a “Hack Your

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5 years of weekly updates, wow. It’s not like anything of much significance has happened in that time, right?! I’ve done these videos every single week without fail, through high and lows and no matter where I was in the world. As I say early on,

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Never a dull moment! Most important stuff this week is talking about next week, namely because Scott Helme and I will be dong a live stream together for the 5th anniversary of my weekly update vids. We’d love questions and topics in advance or just drop in on

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An early one today as I made space in the schedule to get out on the water 😎 I’m really liking the new Apple AirTags, I’m disliking some of the international media coverage about Australia’s COVID situation, another gov onto HIBP and a blog

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An early one today as I made space in the schedule to get out on the water 😎 I’m really liking the new Apple AirTags, I’m disliking some of the international media coverage about Australia’s COVID situation, another gov onto HIBP and a blog

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111 years ago almost to the day, a murder was committed which ultimately led to the first criminal trial to use fingerprints as evidence. We’ve all since watched enough crime shows to understand that fingerprints are unique personal biometric attributes and to date, no two people have ever

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A really brief intro as this is my last key strokes before going properly off the grid for the next week (like really off the grid, middle of nowhere style). Lots of little things this week, hoping next week will be the big “hey, Pwned Passwords just passed 1

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It all feels a bit “business as usual” this week; data breaches, IoT and 3D printing. But what I’m most excited about is what I probably spent the least amount of time talking about, that being the work 1Password and I have been doing on our

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Well this week went on for a bit, an hour and 6 mins in all. The 2 Apple things were particularly interesting due to the way in which both catching CSAM baddies and catching baddies who steal your things involves using technology that can be abused. Is it good tech

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I’m back in the office this week and back to decent audio and video quality. There’s loads of bits and pieces happening as evidence by almost an entire hour disappearing in this week’s vid, ranging from problems with tradies (tradespeople), more lockdown, stats on

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The plan this week was to do a super simple update whilst having some time out. In the back yard, sun shining, iPad, Air Pods, all good. Mostly all good – the sound quality on those Air Pods is absolute rubbish. I don’t if that’s a

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This week, by popular demand, it’s Charlotte! Oh – and Scott. People had been asking for Charlotte for a while, so we finally decided to do a weekly update together on how she’s been transitioning from Mac to PC. Plus, she has to put up with

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Next week first: based on popular demand, at 18:00 on our end Friday 23 (that’s 09:00 in London and terrible o’clock everywhere in the US), Charlotte is going to join me to talk about her transition from Mac to PC. Scott Helme will also

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Between school holidays and a house full of tradies repairing things, there wasn’t a lot a free time this week. That said, I’ve got another gov onto HIBP, snared by 11th MVP award, did a heap of other cyber-things and Charlotte and I even managed to

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A fairly hectic week this one, in a large part due to chasing down really flakey network issues that are causing devices (namely Shelly relays) to be inaccessible. I suspect it’s ARP related and as of now, it’s still not fully resolved. You know how much shit breaks in a

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What. A. Week. Heaps of data breaches, heaps of law enforcement and gov stuff and somehow, I still found time to put even more IP addresses into the house courtesy of even more IoT. I’m not sure if the latter gives me a break from the more professional tech stuff

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Earlier this year, the FBI in partnership with the Dutch National High Technical Crimes Unit (NHTCU), German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and other international law enforcement agencies brought down what Europol rereferred to as the world’s most dangerous malware: Emotet. This strain of malware dates back as far as

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Lots of bit and pieces this week, most of which is self-explanatory based on the references below. One thing to add though is the outcome of the ClearVoice Surveys breach I live-tweeted during the stream: someone from there did indeed get in touch with me. We spoke on the phone,

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Geez I’m glad the Facebook stuff was the week before this one! With that (mostly) out of the way, we headed off to Thredbo for a couple of days of mountain biking, hitting trails I’ve only ever snowboarded down before (yes, we get snow in Australia). Back to normality (I

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“What a shit week”. I stand by that statement in the opening couple of minutes of the video and I write this now at midday on Saturday after literally falling asleep on the couch. The Facebook incident just dominated; everything from processing data to writing code to dozens of media

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As soon as I started watching this video back, I remembered why I don’t do daylight mode in these any more. It’s just so… boring. That said, I’ve got a bunch of stuff in the pipeline to enhance the room design and lighting as I think there’s still plenty of

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If you’ve landed on this page because you saw a strange message on a completely different website then followed a link to here, drop a note to the site owner and let them know what happened. If, on the other hand, you’re on this page because you’re interested in reading

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This 🤬🤬🤬 DAC! I mean it’s a lovely device, but it’s just impossible to use it as an audio source in the browser without it killing the camera. I’m very close to being out of ideas right now, only remaining thing I can think of is to set everything up on

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A slow start this week as the camera refused to be recognised by any browser. The problem, of course, was that I’d plugged in a new DAC for the replacement speakers 🤷‍♂️ Despite the slow start, there’s a heap in this week’s update on all sorts of different things as I

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I honestly don’t know where my time goes. I get up, have great plans for all the things I want to do then next minute, the day is gone. There’s probably some hints in the range of different things I’m speaking about this week and the book is certainly now

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I seem to have spread myself across a whole heap of different things this week which is fine (it’s all stuff I love doing), but it has made for rather a “varied” video. I’m talking (somewhat vaguely) about the book I’m working on, how Facebook has nuked all news in

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This week has seen a lot of my time go on an all-new project. One I’m really excited about and is completely different to everything I’ve done before; I expect I’ll be able to talk about that in the coming weeks and it shouldn’t be too much longer before it’s

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This week’s update comes to you amongst the noisy backdrop of the garden being literally chopped up by high pressure hose (which I think my beautiful Rhode Broadcaster mic successfully excluded). As I say in the intro, it appears the horticulture industry is a little like the software one where

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Well, it kinda feels like we’re back to the new normal that is 2021. I’m home, the kids are back at school and we’re all still getting breached. We’re breached so much that even when we’re not breached but someone says we’re breached, it genuinely looks like we’re breached. Ok,

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A little bit of a change of pace this week with the video being solely on the events unfolding around removing content, people and even entire platforms from the internet. These are significant events in history, regardless of your political persuasion, and they’re likely to have a very long-lasting impact

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And we’re finally home. After 8,441km of driving finished off by a comfy flight home whilst the car catches a ride on a carrier, we’re done. I talk about why we didn’t finish the drive in the latter part of this week’s video (basically boiled down to border uncertainties

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It’s a new year! With lots of breaches to discuss already ☹ Ok, so these may not be 2021 breaches but I betcha that by next week’s update there’ll be brand new ones from the new year to discuss. I managed to get enough connectivity in the middle of the Australian

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Well that’s Christmas down for another year, and a rather different one it was for so many of us around the world. I’m pumping this post out very quickly (a couple of days after recording) whilst midway along a very long drive. I’ll share more about that on my New

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I’m live again! Well, I was live having found enough connectivity in Port Douglas to go back to streaming. I’ll still be here next week too and will plan on doing a Christmas morning stream from the same location. I talk a bunch about the trip and what I’m seeing

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Well this is different; a weekly update bereft of neon studio lighting and instead done from the great outdoors, complete with all sorts of animal noises and a (probably) drunk green tree frog. I picked one of my favourite travelling companions to join me this week, a little guy I

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It’s a lighter weekly update this week, kinda feels like I’m still recovering from last week’s epic IoT series TBH. It’s also the last update from home before I go on my first decent trip since the whole pandemic thing started and as such, the next five updates will all

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