Things I hearted last week

For the week ending Friday 20th May 2016

CESG’s password guidance advises against password expiry. Grab some popcorn and let the debates rage on.

Stuart Winter-Tear gives an overview to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and profiling.

Dr Jessica Barker never fails to bring a unique perspective, particularly where it comes to the human side of security and the industry. In this post, Jessica addressed the issue of imposter syndrome within the security industry. 

Giving Red-teamers the blues. 

If you know Steve Lord, then you know this is the most Steve-Lordesque article ever. Where he created a bot to do all the swiping on Tinder for him, and the inevitable results.

Before you buy your next IT Security product, stop and read this post by Jeremiah Grossman which gives 7 tips to get the absolute best price from security vendors.

This is a cool website which gives an interactive open source intelligence (OSINT) framework – prepare to lose hours!

Snake Oil salesmen on Kickstarter is nothing new. But when you kick the infosec hornets nest, prepare to be called out. Colin Keigher does a thorough job on exposing MyDataAngel.

Google supercharges machine learning tasks with TPU custom chip.

The hacker behind hacking team hack released a how-to video, in which they hit a police union.

How Iraq turned off the internet.

CSO has a piece on why CISO is the hardest tech role to fill.

An example of entertainment industry abusing the copyright system. It’s almost comical.

This is awesome and hilarious! Reverse engineering a mysterious UDP stream in my hotel.

Sneaky! Uber knows customers with dying batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing

F-Secure posted a blog on how AntiVirus works and the fact that it does more than checking hashes or signatures.