Friday, November 17, 2017

100th Vlog entry coming up...

So, in today's vlog, I cover that I've hit 10,000 views and got monetization switched on...  Also, I'm canvassing questions for the 100th episode.

I knew when I retired this blog from long form posts, that the 100th episode would happen at some point, but it's still exciting to actually be approaching it for real! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Programming Mobile Devices

In this vlog entry, I cover some of the mobile devices I've programmed over the last 19 years.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Project EaglePuff

If you're not familiar with it, Project EaglePuff is the codename for the ongoing Scotiabank cybersecurity problem.  It was chosen as a stupid codename for what is, really, a brainless set of leaks, that were wholly preventable.

The size of the leak has grown from over 750MB to >1GB now - and now covers a large IT vendor in Toronto, Scotiabank Chile, Scotiabank Mexico as as one of the cloud companies that Scotiabank was touting some months back. 

Whilst one of the leakers has realised that certain files shouldn't be public, they've already been curated and documented, so will be handed over as evidence that they were out, when the time comes.

My work is now basically done - I've proven that Scotiabank can't secure stuff the way they should - so, I'm now just waiting for advice on steps.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Getting stuff done...

Today, I cover the simple trick to how I get stuff done.  Really, it's not rocket science, but it's the one simple thing that I do which generates the "You really get more stuff done than the average person" comments that I frequently hear.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

YouTube Keywords

This vlog episode covers what I learned about YouTube keywords, and how larger companies are not using them...  Which means they don't understand that YouTube is actually the world's second largest search engine (after Google), and if you don't tag your videos, then the search engine will give preference to those that do.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The slang I grew up with

In this vlog episode, I cover the various slang influences that I grew up with...  These include, Carny, Cockney, Gypsy, Polari, and Butchers Backslang.  

This was a fun one to record, but a pain in the butt to edit.  ha ha!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Visa Canada's First Reaction to the Scotiabank Breach...

So whilst I wait for the Canadian government to respond on some jurisdictional matters (as this breach covers three countries), it was time for me to engage another stakeholder in the matter - Visa Canada - as I've identified credit card transaction information that belongs to Visa customers....  

... yeah, it went about as well as can be expected.