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Authentication and the Have I Been Pwned API

The very first feature I added to Have I Been Pwned after I launched it back in December 2013 was the public API . My thinking at the time was that it would make the data more easily accessible to more people to go and do awesome things; build mobile clients, integrate into security tools and surface more information …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Thursday July 18, 2019


Weekly Update 147

So "Plan A" was to publish Pwned Passwords V5 on Tuesday but a last-minute check showed control characters had snuck in due to the quality (or lack thereof) of the source data. Scratch that and go to "Plan B" which was to push them out today but a last-minute check showed that my "improved" export script had screwed …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday July 12, 2019


Pwned Passwords, Version 5

Almost 2 years ago to the day, I wrote about Passwords Evolved: Authentication Guidance for the Modern Era . This wasn't so much an original work on my behalf as it was a consolidation of advice from the likes of NIST, the NCSC and Microsoft about how we should be doing authentication today. I love that piece …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Tuesday July 9, 2019


Weekly Update 146

After a very non-stop Cyber Week in Israel, I'm back in Oslo working through the endless emails and other logistics related to Project Svalbard . In my haste this week, I put out a really poorly worded tweet which I've tried to clarify in this week's video. On more positive news, the Austrian government came on board …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday July 5, 2019


Microsoft MVP Award, Year 9

I've become especially reflective of my career this year, especially as Project Svalbard marches forward and I look back on what it's taken to get here. Especially as I have more discussions around the various turning points in my professional life, there's one that stands out above most others: my first MVP award. …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 3, 2019


Weekly Update 145

Something totally new this week - Israel! I spent the week in Tel Aviv at Cyber Week , a massive infosec conference where I shared the keynote stage with an amazing array of speakers including many from three letter acronym departments and even PM Benjamin Netanyahu. It's funny how on the one hand an event like …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday June 28, 2019


Weekly Update 144

So first things first - my patience for the Instamics we're wearing just reached zero. One of them recorded and one of them didn't which means we've had to fallback to audio captured by the iPhone I was recording from so apologies it's sub-par. I ended up just uploading the unedited clip direct from the phone …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday June 21, 2019


Weekly Update 143

Well this was a big one. The simple stuff first - I'm back in Norway running workshops and getting ready for my absolute favourite event of the year, NDC Oslo. I'm also talking about Scott's Hack Yourself First UK Tour where he'll be hitting up Manchester, London and Glasgow with public workshops. Tickets are still …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday June 14, 2019


Hack Yourself First - The UK Tour by Scott Helme

It's the Hack Yourself First UK Tour! I've been tweeting a bit about this over recent times and had meant to write about it earlier, but I've been a little busy of late . Last year, I asked good friend and fellow security person Scott Helme to help me out running my Hack Yourself First workshops . I was overwhelmed …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Thursday June 13, 2019


Project Svalbard: The Future of Have I Been Pwned

Back in 2013, I was beginning to get the sense that data breaches were becoming a big thing. The prevalence of them seemed to be really ramping up as was the impact they were having on those of us that found ourselves in them, myself included. Increasingly, I was writing about what I thought was a pretty fascinating …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Tuesday June 11, 2019


Weekly Update 142

I made it to the Infosecurity hall of fame! Yesterday was an absolutely unreal experience that was enormously exciting: It was an absolute honour to induct the fantastic @troyhunt into the @Infosecurity @InfosecurityMag Hall of Fame today at #Infosec19 . Troy is a credit to our industry and also a really …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday June 7, 2019


Weekly Update 141

Another week, another conference. This time, Scott and I have just wrapped up the AusCERT event which is my local home town conference (I can literally see my house from Scott's balcony). We're talking about the event, upcoming ones, Scott's Hack Yourself First UK tour, some funky default values in EV certs and then …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday June 1, 2019


Weekly Update 140

I'm a day and a half behind with this week's update again - sorry! Thursday and Friday were solid with training in Melbourne so I recorded Saturday and am pushing this out in the early hours of Sunday before going wakeboarding - is that work / life balance? But there's been a hell of a lot going on, particularly …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday May 25, 2019


Weekly Update 139

Per the beginning of the video, it's out late, I'm jet lagged, all my clothes are dirty and I've had to raid the conference swag cupboard to even find a clean t-shirt. But be that as it may, I'm yet to miss one of these weekly vids in the 2 and a half years I've been doing them and I'm not going to start now! So with …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Sunday May 19, 2019


Weekly Update 138

After a mammoth 30-hour door-to-door journey, I'm back in the USA! It's Minnesota this week and I've just wrapped up a couple of days of Hack Yourself First workshop followed by the opening keynote at NDC followed by PubConf. All great events but combined with the burden of travel, all a bit tiring too (plus, it turns …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Thursday May 9, 2019


Weekly Update 137

It's the last one from home for a few weeks, both for Scott and myself. Whilst I head off to the US for a couple of weeks, he's back home to the UK before other Europe travel then we'll both end up back on the Gold Coast in a few weeks time before the AusCERT conference. This week, we're talking about how kids are …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Thursday May 2, 2019


Weekly Update 135

It's another episode with Scott Helme this week as he's back in town for NDC Security on the Gold Coast (still a got a week to get those tickets, folks!) The timing actually works out pretty well as there was this week's announcement around Let's Encrypt transition of their root cert which is right up his alley. …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday April 19, 2019