A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets — which actually covers two weeks because of various distractions.
- Vodafone’s infosec balls-up a symptom of wider problems, for Crikey, all about the telco’s “little security problem” exposed last weekend. Dealers had one login to Vodafone’s systems shared between all staff, it seems!
- Patch Monday episode 71, “Avoiding Vodafone’s Wikileaks moment”. Paul Ducklin, who is Sophos’ head of technology for the Asia-Pacific region, reckons Vodafone’s problem is much like the US government’s with WikiLeaks: too many people have logins which give them access to too much stuff. Our conversation covered what organisations should be doing to avoid a disaster like Vodafone’s happening to them.
- On Tuesday my comments on Twitter about Bing Lee’s less-than-generous Facebook-based fundraiser for the Queensland floods were picked up by David Ramli at ARN: Bing Lee uses Queensland floods to boost Facebook fans.
- Donations to the Artemis Medical Fund included $100 from online accounting software provider Saasu and $50 from an elected NSW politician from the Australian Labor Party.
Most of my day-to-day observations are on my high-volume Twitter stream, and random photos and other observations turn up on my Posterous stream. The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags.
[Photo: Apparently Not, a no-stopping sign demolished by a vehicle that didn’t stop. Stanmore Road, Petersham, on 6 January 2011.]