Weekly Update 247

Weekly Update 247
Weekly Update 247

Lots of stuff going on this week, beginning with me losing my mind try to get local control of IoT devices. I’m writing up a much more extensive blog post on this, suffice to say it’s a complete mess and all of the suggestions I’ve had have been well-intentioned, but infeasible for various reasons. But as I say in the video, it has all been worth it and I do get a lot of enjoyment from playing with it all 😊 That and many other cyber things in this week’s update.

Weekly Update 247
Weekly Update 247
Weekly Update 247
Weekly Update 247

References

  1. Trying to get local control of Tuya lights is an exercise in absolute futility (read the thread to feel my pain 😭)
  2. A scammer tried to use the W3C validator to convince me that overseas hackers were in my network (the stupid – it hurts!)
  3. The Verge has done a great visualisation of all the data I’ve loaded into HIBP (it makes me seriously tired just scrolling through all this…)
  4. The RockYou2021 “password list” isn’t – it’s a list of words instead (this story is a total beat-up and need to die a fiery death)
  5. The Uruguayan gov is now onboard HIBP (that’s the 20th national gov with another scheduled for Monday and a solid pipeline after that)
  6. I’m very happy to be giving my friend StefĂĄn Jökull SigurĂ°arson some more responsibility for Pwned Passwords (StefĂĄn is a great guy who’s done a lot of great stuff with the project for many years now)
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