Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 24th, 2019

mbachelard An extraordinary statement from ASIO’s Mike Burgess, just released now, backs The Age, SMH and 60 Minutes reporting..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c2

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I’d just set them adrift to see how they fared. twitter.com/70sscifi/statu…

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@kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus @SatPaper I should’ve got that and I’m embarrassed that I didn’t. And who even are actors?

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@DavidFeng There’s been more since this story was posted eight hours ago. abc.net.au/news/2019-11-2…

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@DavidFeng This is not a good day to be in China joking about spying in Australia. ;)

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Goddammit only 4/10 in this week’s @SatPaper quiz. How about you, @SnarkyPlatypus?

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@lewellyn @SnarkyPlatypus No one drinks Foster’s. It’s an export-only brand.

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@lewellyn @SnarkyPlatypus Now you know how to speak Australian!

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NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 495: Bushfire smoke, cybers, and a random magpie” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/49… Covers 18–24twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wU3N

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visakanv When people say “Indian food” or “Chinese food”, they’re typically talking about a narrow band of whatever’s been i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sg

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SIGKILL It’s Sunday evening so it’s time to revisit the incredible OzBargain post by a guy who leeched electricity off a pu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BE

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@_midofo_ @kcarruthers Ignoring the “Aaarrrrssss!”, there may be some related news tomorrow. At least that’s what I’m being told.

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@jpwarren @piemetheus @Senetas I think this is a story for me to explore in the next couple of weeks.

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Here’s that entire thread on a single page. Comments please. threadreaderapp.com/thread/1198388…

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That’s it for going through individual submissions for now. I may add some further observations tomorrow, but I’ll..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PV

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Lockheed Martin isn’t a fan either. “A fragmented and inconsistent approach that is often contradictory, incomplete..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RH

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ByDonkeys We own TheBrexitParty.com. Farage and co have sent us a long legal letter demanding we give it to him. Well, h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TC

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Hahaha. Microsoft has, in a very diplomatic way, suggested that the coordination of cyber policy and planning, outr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jb

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A straightforward set of recommendations from the Tasmanian Government. #200 pic.twitter.com/wxQLxYVy8A

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From NetThing: “There is an inherent conflict of interest where the government agency responsible for surveillance..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wH

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The OAIC is calling for a “mapping and clarity around the Commonwealth entities’ actual and potential engagement in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Po

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I’m down to the final 10% of submissions now. I’m getting a bit giddy.

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I’m visualising a bunch of Cybermen sitting around a conference table. #189 pic.twitter.com/94iyyDf47L

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Accenture has a 76-page submission, FFS. I’ll come back to it, though it does have this “responsibility matrix”. Th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q8

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@piemetheus Look people say this, repeatedly, and with lots of hand-waving and gnashing of teeth, but I have yet t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8I

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Deakin University has some solid suggestions for improving trust in government cybers, as is their wont. #183..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xy

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I’m zooming through the rest of these submissions now because I’ve identified my news angles for tomorrow. I’ll tak..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nq

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PwC is another submission recommending leadership from the top and a dedicated cybersecurity minister. Also, bug bo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…22

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The submission from WiseLaw’s Jonathan Lim is about the cybersecurity of space-based assets. I’ll come back to this..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…na

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thosearemysocks Australia pic.twitter.com/IXCS2WbagJ

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That’s 70% of the way through. Kinda.

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Water Corporation has suggested something I’m a fan of: Daly cyber weather reports (my term). Or like traffic repor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ep

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MurdockCheng Legal Practice is quite blunt about our ability to trust the government. Solid calls for action. Also..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hx

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The Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) likes the cybersecurity quality..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yt

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auDA is for a free and open internet, except when it isn’t. #131 pic.twitter.com/Gb7tMCCeyF

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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman says there should be more focus on small businesses a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yH

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ANU College of Law points to some shortcomings in the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018. Also, tougher p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8c

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Charles Sturt University wants a Ministerial Council for Cyber Security. #111 pic.twitter.com/1HoNj5iqIy

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The ACS doesn’t think we have a local software industry. #105 pic.twitter.com/K4Iw7OMD0M

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thetowncrier Mum’s had it. twitter.com/thetimes/statu…

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Yes, and this is something that @SnarkyPlatypus needs to remember. twitter.com/marcuskelson/s…

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I’m halfway through looking at the submissions yet I still retain the will to live. I have become one of Them.

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@NewtonMark @GordyPls To be fair, that’s not all that difficult.

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The Australian Investment Council reckons the government should encourage more investment. But with a lot more words. #102

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Are they planning to lick the floor? twitter.com/botandy/status…

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IT Professionals Australia reckons the government should hire more IT professionals. But with a lot more words. #100

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Worth noting: “Consider if an intelligence agency (ASD) the best place for the Government’s national CERT capabilit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vo

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University of Queensland knows how to write a submission. Get to the point up front. Seven pages in total. #99..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nm

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The Jeff Bleich Centre for the US Alliance in Digital Technology, Security, and Governance wants more attention on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2s

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IBM Australia reckons the 2016 strategy focused too much on industry development rather than countering threats. Th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1S

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@NewtonMark I support this Wringness. Which I believe is near Dundee.

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BSA: The Software Alliance isn’t happy with the Assistance & Access Act. #93 pic.twitter.com/g9oBwqlzAQ

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Superannuation Transaction Network (STN) wants financial networks to be declared essential services. Is STN a finan..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5Z

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@upulie @Scottludlam Exactly. And there are more things to like. Scott is just wrong.

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@NewtonMark Well, it’s cyber and Australia. That’s what we do.

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FS-ISAC says “it remains unclear which Minister has prime carriage of cyber security as that portfolio has been sub..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r3

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Time to return to reviewing these submissions. See attached tweet for the context of this thread. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@benbarren @zdnetaustralia This is more or less every day though. :)

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@GordyPls @zdnetaustralia Thank you, @GordyPls, for being the person who FINALLY made the joke. I’ve been waiting all day!

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I’ve got at least two things to write for @zdnetaustralia, but it’s just a matter of how late I decide to work toni..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6L

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@zdnetaustralia Sun plan, remainder: Continue reviewing thew cyber submissions, tweeting as I go; write for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fG

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@MsLods Hah! Well spotted. And there’s also some special pleading in some of the other submissions, but hey situation normal.

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@NewtonMark I would avoid using the aircraft pictured.

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Pinboard CYBERTRUCK sighted in Hong Kong! pic.twitter.com/fcqenOTZ1e

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Innovation! @jpwarren @dobes. How will I everything cope with my modest Minor Improvement Hovel? twitter.com/brahmsposting/…

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Oh, so THIS is the fake news story. I’ve just been told it’s not the Fox News account. I am an arsehat. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@PeteLawler Can we make it all stop, somehow?

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@EmzieMac1 It is indeed excellent advice, isn’t it.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Turning on the internet is not going to fix that. Not at all.

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klara_sjo Every day we stray further from God. pic.twitter.com/3GY5es9DOx

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KrangTNelson every town in england is named like “upper tippleton-upon-derbyshire” or “gunt” there is no inbetween

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“Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death Hoax Goes Viral As Supreme Court Justice Is Hospitalized” newsone.com/3894821/ruth-b…

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Justice Schrödinger Ginsburg is still in the box, as opposed to the other box.

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Meanwhile, in the world of news reporting… pic.twitter.com/bEvnaSJlqO

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That’s 40% of the way through the submissions by document count. Break time.

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As an aside, this question asked in the review docs, “Are there any barriers currently preventing the growth of the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zp

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CSIRO is pushing for more “provably secure” software, possibly because they’re world leaders in how to do this. Yet..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4h

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University of Sydney is among several organisations recommending an active defence approach as per UK’s NCSC. Gover..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bx

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Palo Alto Networks is suggesting UK-style private-sector placements into the ACSC. #82 pic.twitter.com/MEeC5eEEMj

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RSA is going for the cyber ratings system as well, and pushing for a Singapore-style licensing system for cybersecu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PQ

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Professor John Magnussen and Samuel Baartz point out some problems with the security of medical imaging. #72..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FK

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@jxeeno @johnb78 @dobes @jeamland Overall there is very little humour or joy in these submissions.

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From KnowBe4, some specific comments on awareness-raising. As I’ve said before, there’s a strong call in submission..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6d

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Paul Twomey is taking a big-picture approach. Also, very national security. #59

This is very differ..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7n

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Personally I think “greatest transfer of economic wealth in history”, originally by @DAlperovitch I think, is bulls..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3J

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@TFeakin That @TFeakin quote is from “Cyber security: the new captain’s pick” (14 Jul 2015) aspistrategist.org.au/cyber-security… #58

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More interestingly, it quotes @TFeakin from before he was ambassador: “[Progress] requires a prime minister who wil..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fh

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Some more regulations etc from Trusted Impact. MOAR REGULATIONS. #58 pic.twitter.com/ZR4YDJjJgc

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Now playing: J S Bach, Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: I. Ricercar a 3. One of my favourites.

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Yet another call for tighter standards and regulations* from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8q

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Ian Falconers has done a SWOT analysis, amongst other things. Curious. #56 pic.twitter.com/QrYFyNwcHA

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Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Advisors Network (CyAN) suggests reestablishing a separate cybersecurity portfolio wit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xq

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Lots of recommendations from @ACCAN_AU, including the ol’ cyber trust rating and minimum cyber security features fo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7A

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The REA Group submissions has lots of thoughtful and focused comments and I’ll read it properly later. #51

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Pinboard More questions than answers at this point pic.twitter.com/RIb4qNHUu2

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@TomSear What I’m tweeting may not be totally representative of the flavour of submissions. I’m making notes here [..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nj

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From REA Group, “The government needs to hold itself to the same level of account as the private sector.” #51..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Af

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Recommendations from Australian Catholic University. #49 pic.twitter.com/xyp8eufOHm

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Australian Payments Council says payments systems are important but they get cybered a lot so the government should..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ez

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An “Executive Summary” that doesn’t actually summarise the points made in the document, but which just waffles on a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qx

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I’m 20% of the way through the skim. Lots of calls for more enforceable legislation, and lots for cybersecurity com..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JK

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There’s a LOT of detail in the Huawei submission. It’s almost as if they’ve been thinking about how to address thes..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5v

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The main recommendations from Huawei’s submission. Plus stats that only 4% of telco systems failures are about the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tj

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As an aside, I’m always amused by the number of submissions that are, essentially, “The government needs to put mor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kt

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“Combine all 30+ threat-reporting bodies into one.” #27 pic.twitter.com/99n0pTc10V

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Note that I’m just powering through a first cut of these submissions. As is normal, the majority will be restating..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TZ

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“Companies should give power to provoke a person in breach of leaking data of people by suspending him and also com..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4d

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Off to a good start. “Government is main responsible for trust and dignity for the citizens of Australia. Its like..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q7

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OK, Kids, I’m about to review the public submissions to Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yt

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Wow diesel be good train trips, right @jxeeno @johnb78? twitter.com/3801Production…

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@TeamBloomart @Geoff_Beggs Gawd, this has been kicking around for years. :)

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Listening to the new “Stay Tuned” with @PreetBharara episode, “Impeachment Special (with Anne Milgram)”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zx

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@teambuild3r @lawfarepodcast @RatlSecurity They’re both must-listen. I am too far down this rabbit-hole for a non-American.

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Paul_Bone During sex Pokémon call their own names.

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@kcarruthers @zdnetaustralia You know that calling it “banning maths” will trigger me, right?

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@KetanJ0 How stupid is this on a scale of 1 to Uhlmann?

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@jpwarren @zdnetaustralia I also like the password format. “The password for the WiFi is the serial number. The ser..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tS

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Listening to the latest @lawfarepodcast, “The Week that Was on Impeachment” pca.st/90hhisbn

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@BundyB @zdnetaustralia Yep. It also highlights the priority they’re choosing to give it in the department’s work p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mo

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@zdnetaustralia It seems the Tesla PowerWall 2 would fail this code. “The password can not be changed. It is not po..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…A3

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ICYMI, me at @zdnetaustralia Tuesday: “Australia releases draft IoT cybersecurity code of practice” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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ICYMI, me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Parliament House hack report reveals poor password practices” zdnet.com/article/parlia…

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Sun plan, being a work day for me: Moderate-speed start with a few chores; review cyber submissions, tweeting as I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5V

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@CosmicRami We have indeed, yes. I believe there’s a quote related to Wernher von Braun appropriate for the occasion, right @NuclearAnthro?

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missie17 New verb. pic.twitter.com/WjSJpLdpVT

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I doubt that my laundry will dry today. Happy Blue Mountains weather! pic.twitter.com/T0DgB5c0K9

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@kim_weatherall @TrishHepworth Well, Kim, I’m sure your proposal for people to stop being selfish arseholes will be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2d

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kels_316 Lol, people are morons twitter.com/elonmusk/statu…

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@TheNYAMProject @PeteLawler This is a wonderful and horrifying story. :) Thank you!

Should I be annoying and corre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3V

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TheNYAMProject *5 is drawing for class. The picture is of him visiting his grandparents’ farm*

My husband: What’s that, buddy?

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Sunday. So many ducks, so little time. Sunday.

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