Weekly update 42 (Nieuwegein edition)

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Well this trip is certainly ending with a bang: 3 blog posts this week (not including this one) plus two massive user group talks in the Netherlands and two workshops of two days each. But that’s it – I’m done! It’s Friday morning here in Nieuwegein at the time of writing and I’ll be on the plane home by the end of the day.

As for the blogging, I’m back again as a Microsoft MVP for the 7th year in a row, I’m debating the usefulness of password strength indicators and I’m lambasting The AA in the UK. And oh boy, if anyone needs a lambasting it’s these guys. Have a listen to Graham Cluley taking them to task in his podcast if you’d like to hear another opinion on it or listen to me below on audio or video. What a mess…

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  1. I’m back as an MVP! (this remains a defining part of how I’ve managed to create the career I have today)
  2. My “Hack Your Career” talk is now up on YouTube (a very different talk for me and I really hope it provides inspiration)
  3. Password strength indicators are to be taken with a grain of salt (people can take them the wrong way and websites like Argos can misuse them)
  4. The AA in the UK needs to take a good hard look at themselves (saying “no card data impacted” doesn’t make it so!)
  5. Also read Graham Cluley’s writeup on The AA (no matter how you try to spin it, the data in his image is card data)

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