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Weekly Update 239

Presently sponsored by: CrowdSec - The open-source massively multiplayer firewall: respond to attacks & share signals across the community. Download it for free.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...

Data Breaches, Class Actions and Ambulance Chasing

Presently sponsored by: CrowdSec - The open-source massively multiplayer firewall: respond to attacks & share signals across the community. Download it for free.This post has been brewing for a while, but the catalyst finally came after someone (I'll refer to him as Jimmy) recently emailed me regarding the LOQBOX data breach from 2020. Their message...

Weekly Update 238

Presently sponsored by: SecurityFWD. A brand new YouTube show from Varonis. Watch Episode 1: How Far can Wi-Fi Travel?"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...

Welcoming the Ukrainian Government to Have I Been Pwned

Presently sponsored by: Credential stuffing is currently the biggest threat to organisations, find out how you can protect your network right now with safepass.meAnother month, another national government to bring onto Have I Been Pwned. This time it's the Ukrainian National Cybersecurity Coordination Center who now has access to monitor all their government...

I’m Writing a Book with Rob Conery, and It’s Gonna Be Awesome

Presently sponsored by: SecurityFWD. A brand new YouTube show from Varonis. Watch Episode 1: How Far can Wi-Fi Travel?I've been chatting about this in some of my recent weekly videos and I thought it was finally time to sit down and write the blog post. So, this is a blog post about a book about blog posts. Gotcha, makes sense.It all began when Rob...

The Facebook Phone Numbers Are Now Searchable in Have I Been Pwned

Presently sponsored by: Credential stuffing is currently the biggest threat to organisations, find out how you can protect your network right now with safepass.meThe headline is pretty self-explanatory so in the interest of time, let me just jump directly into the details of how this all works. There's been huge interest in this incident, and I've seen...

Weekly Update 237

Presently sponsored by: Credential stuffing is currently the biggest threat to organisations, find out how you can protect your network right now with safepass.meAs 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...

I Now Own the Coinhive Domain. Here's How I'm Fighting Cryptojacking and Doing Good Things with Content Security Policies.

Presently sponsored by: @Hack – from the masterminds behind Black Hat. Taking place in Saudi Arabia, 2021. Watch this space.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...

Weekly Update 236

Presently sponsored by: Credential stuffing is currently the biggest threat to organisations, find out how you can protect your network right now with safepass.meThis 🤬🤬🤬 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,...

Weekly Update 235

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineA 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...

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