Thom is late, Smashing Security is mentioned again and again despite no further sponsorship, Thom empties Ikea Cardiff, Andy remembers his old sports car, and Jav tells an orthopaedic joke. We all find our spirit animals.
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This Week in InfoSec
10th October 1990: The case of black hat hacker Kevin Poulsen aired on Unsolved Mysteries, 7 years after he went on the run. https://apnews.com/article/5998a45685b94e569c76c1908497d320
14th October 2003: Microsoft launched its first Patch Tuesday, its program to release security updates the second Tuesday each month.
Tweet of the Week
Billy Big Balls of the Week
(Not sure where we’re going with this one)
Global Privacy Control Launched to Offer Users Greater Internet Trust
Gov-Linked “Fatima” Cybersecurity Career Advert Removed After Backlash
Hackney Hacked as Council Investigates Attack
Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards Winners Announced
Ransomware Victims Struggle to Recover, Hire and Spend on Threat Prevention
Government CIOs Praised for Pandemic Response, Better Collaboration Required
Jav didn’t win a security serious award - boohoo
But Jav did make another list, and it’s not the kind he’s usually on…
Rant of the Week
A London-based blogger has revealed that she received death threats after a tweet mocking one of her Instagram posts went viral.
Scarlett Dixon, 24, posted a picture on Instagram of herself sitting in bed drinking a cup of tea.
The blogger, who has 45,600 followers on the photo- and video-sharing social network under her blog name, Scarlett London, added that the picture was a sponsored post in collaboration with Listerine.
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