It’s back to business as usual with more data breaches, more poor handling of them and more IoT pain. I think on all those fronts there’s a part of me that just likes the challenge and the opportunity to fix a broken thing. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for punishment, I do not know, but either way it’s kept me entertained and given me plenty of new material for this week’s video 😊
- The book is almost ready to launch! (I’ve totally rewritten the intro, tweaked a bunch of the stories and added more – hopefully only a month off go-live)
- My fallback position for the IoT not working is literally climbing over the wall (I’m going to solve – and blog – this issue around too much broadcast traffic)
- Speaking of broadcast traffic, rolling from MQTT to the native Home Assistant Shelly integrations has been … not very good (I do not want to blame HA for this, it’s a network-level issue)
- The wifi proximity sensor I installed in my mailbox is heading for "the drawer of broken dreams" (I spoke the Lars after recording and he agreed – it sucks!)
- I’ll be speaking at AusCERT on the Gold Coast next week (I’ve decided to call my talk "Pwning Compromised Passwords with the FBI and NCA")
- How PayHere in Sri Lanka has handled their data breach is pretty much a textbook example of what not to do (although kudos to the CEO for eventually apologizing and acknowledging them "messed up")
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