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Weekly Update 199

Presently sponsored by: Duo Security: Going Passwordless - The Future of Authentication. Get the guide on how you can build toward a fully passwordless future.Wow! Loving that 4K camera 😎 Or perhaps more specifically, just loving that camera and lens and I reckon it'll still be awesome in 1080p. But this week, I decided to go all out in super hi-def...

A Decade of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional

Presently sponsored by: Duo Security: Going Passwordless - The Future of Authentication. Get the guide on how you can build toward a fully passwordless future.Last week, I received my 10th Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award. Being recognised as an MVP was a pivotal moment in my career and to continue receiving the award all these years later...

Weekly Update 198

Presently sponsored by: Duo Security: Going Passwordless - The Future of Authentication. Get the guide on how you can build toward a fully passwordless future.Well, no surprises here: this week's update is dominated by Thursday's blog post about sustaining performance under extreme stress. The feedback on that post has been absolutely phenomenal; tweets,...

Sustaining Performance Under Extreme Stress

Presently sponsored by: Duo Security: Going Passwordless - The Future of Authentication. Get the guide on how you can build toward a fully passwordless future.I started writing this blog post alone in a hotel room in Budapest last September. It was at the absolute zenith of stress; a time when I had never been under as much pressure as I was right at...

Weekly Update 197

Presently sponsored by: Duo Security: Going Passwordless - The Future of Authentication. Get the guide on how you can build toward a fully passwordless future.I'm literally surrounded by broken pieces of half finished repairs. My office is usually a pretty organised place so it's kinda frustrating, but then I'm replacing equipment that's seen up to...

Weekly Update 196

Presently sponsored by: Make bad passwords history with safepass.me. Installs in 5 minutes. Protects forever.All my things are breaking 😭 Mic broke, PC broke, boat shed handle broke, fridges (both of them) broke, fireplace broke, roof broke... and that's just the stuff I could remember in the live stream. But in happier news, listening back to that...

Pwned Passwords, Version 6

Presently sponsored by: Make bad passwords history with safepass.me. Installs in 5 minutes. Protects forever.Today, almost one year after the release of version 5, I'm happy to release the 6th version of Pwned Passwords. The data set has increased from 555,278,657 known compromised passwords to a grand total of 572,611,621, up 17,332,964‬ (just over...

Weekly Update 195

Presently sponsored by: safepass.meThis week's update had a bunch of people drop by and discussion tended to jump around a bit, but frankly it's kinda nice to have some interaction in an era where we're not really doing as much of that any more. The IoT topic got some good engagement as did the fact that we "magically" dropped over a hundred active...

Microsoft Regional Director (Trifecta)

Presently sponsored by: safepass.meThe photo up the top of this blog post was taken 259 days ago, 15 and a half thousand kilometres away in Budapest and with 1.3 billion records less in Have I Been Pwned. It was also taken in an environment that unbeknownst to all of us at the time, would be inconceivable just 6 months later; a packed conference room.Last...

Weekly Update 194

Presently sponsored by: Duo Security: Phishing is one of the most common threats hitting organizations. Find out how it works and what you can do about it.It's a total mixed bag this week with a couple of new blog posts thrown in to boot. An award at an event nobody could attend, a SQL injection pattern in an HIBP email that wiped an entire DB, a disinformation...

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