80% fully vaccinated. We (finally) did it!

We did it! 80% of Australians aged 16+ are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, putting Australia into the “Consolidation” phase of the national transition plan, meaning only highly targeted lockdowns will be necessary, and travel restrictions will loosen significantly. The 12+ cohort isn’t far behind at 78.5%, and the whole population is at 66.7%.

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DNSSEC KSK Ceremony 43

Well somehow it’s coming towards the end of 2021 already, which means it’s nearly time again for one of my favourite internet quirks: a DNSSEC KSK ceremony, number 43 to be exact. What’s a DNSSEC KSK ceremony? Well I covered it in quite verbose detail in my series on DNS earlier this year, but here’s a shorter version:

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It's 2021, what do you still need a personal VPN for?

If you’ve watched more than a handful of YouTube videos in the past few years, you’ve probably seen sponsored advertisements for VPNs impressing on you the great security benefits of using a VPN. But in a time where a lot of Internet communications are already encrypted, what are the actual benefits of using a VPN?

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