+++ date = "2017-06-11" shorttitle = "AWS Pricing, direnv, Software Interviews & more" title = "Issue #9: AWS Pricing, direnv, Software Interviews & more" description = "This issue covers the cost of AWS, data breaches, software interviews, router leaks through blinking LEDs and our tool of the week, direnv." slug = 9 tags = [ "AWS", "Malware", "interviews", "Vocus", "data breach" ] +++
Adding a new section this week called Tool of the week. This is where we'll link a single tool that we found during the week (or previous ones!).
This is our new section of the newsletter where we give you a single neat little tool we've found from the previous week. This week its
direnv, which lets you automatically set environment variables when you enter a directory in bash. Pretty neat!
The first article for this week covers cronitor.io financial journey onto AWS and how it can be cheap in certain circumstances.
UpGuard goes into depth on how one of its employees found, reported and the response they got when they found an unsecured S3 bucket containing data belonging to the US DoD.
A step by step play on how an interview for a technical translator went.
Ever looked at your switch and wondered why it was going so crazy? Well, maybe it you should be worried what its doing. Could be leaking data without you even knowing. Just don't mind the big camera in front of it.
Vocus is in the middle of a takeover bid by US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts not long after merging with M2 group. Interesting times for the AU telecom industry.
For those of you in the webhosting industry, please check your backups and who has access to them! You don't want to end up like these poor guys and gave a rouge sysadmin destroy all your data.