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Weekly Update 121

Well, it's one more sunny weekly update then snow time again so I've gone particularly beachy today. I'm also particularly breachy , talking about a massive combo list I'm presently pondering for inclusion in HIBP. These lists are frequently used for account takeover attacks against the likes of Spotify which is the …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday January 11, 2019


No, Spotify Wasn't Hacked

Time and time again, I get emails and DMs from people that effectively boil down to this: Hey, that paste that just appeared in Have I Been Pwned is from Spotify, looks like they've had a data breach Many years ago, I introduced the concept of pastes to HIBP and what they essentially boil down to is monitoring …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 8, 2019


Weekly Update 120

And then it was 2019. Funny how quickly it gets away from you, someone just posted on my 2018 retrospective blog post this week and asked why I didn't include my congressional testimony and if I'm honest, it took me a bit to think about why as well (it was in 2017). But we're here now so it's back to business as usual …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday January 4, 2019


2018 Retrospective

I started doing these retrospectives 3 years ago in my first year of independence. I reckon they're a good thing for everyone to do if not in written form then at least mentally to look back on your achievements of the year. They're a great way of reflecting on success (and indeed, on failures) and they also help …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Thursday January 3, 2019


Weekly Update 119

I'm home! And it's a nice hot Christmas! And I've got a new car! And that's where the discussion kinda started heading south this week. As I say in the video, the reaction to my tweet about it was actually overwhelmingly positive, but there was this unhealthy undercurrent of negativity which was really disappointing …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday December 28, 2018


Weekly Update 118

And that's it for Canada. I recorded this Saturday morning local before heading out for last runs with the family. It's been fun but as I just tweeted sitting here in the airport: That’s it for Canada! It’s been fun, but it’s time for sunshine again

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Sunday December 23, 2018


Weekly Update 117

I'm in Whistler! And as I say at the start of this video, I did seriously consider having a week off these videos, but I found a comfy spot by the fire and a cold beer and all was good in the world again. This week has some updates on my Canada travels, a couple of data breaches I loaded during the week, new HIBP …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday December 15, 2018


Weekly Update 116

I'm on countdown to take-off for the next 2 and a bit weeks so I'm going to keep this intro really short because it's sitting between me and a relaxing cold one (as soon as the bags are ready). Heaps of services got pwned, Australia has a screwy set of circumstances (and reactions) around a cyber bill and HIBP had a …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday December 7, 2018


Have I Been Pwned - The Sticker

So today is Have I Been Pwned's (HIBP's) 5th birthday. I started this project out of equal parts community service and curiosity and then somehow, over the last 5 years it's grown into something massive; hundreds of thousands of unique sessions a day, millions of subscribers, working with governments around the …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 4, 2018


Weekly Update 115

I'm pushing this out a day late so firstly, apologies for the break in what's otherwise a pretty steady cadence. But having said that, as I say at the start of this video I've really been struggling with work / life balance lately. As such, I recorded this Thursday evening then spent most of Friday on the jet ski with …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday December 1, 2018


Weekly Update 114

It's a no-blog week, but that doesn't mean any less is happening! This week, I've finally wrapped up the Lego Bugatti, got myself into the new iPad, connected my washing machine (I know, I know, I didn't plan it this way!) and then isolated it on a separate IoT network. What a time we live in... Oh - and speaking of …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday November 23, 2018


Weekly Update 113

Bit of a change of scenery this week; I've gone to the other end of the house whilst invasive palm tree roots are water blasted out from beneath my office window as part of our garden renos. But hey, that's a nice place to be on a day like this

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday November 16, 2018


Weekly Update 112

Wow, didn't the passwords discussions go nuts this week! Passwords suck and they must die, they're never going to die, people are using bad ones, people should be able to use bad ones, developers are at fault and my personal favourite in the "how on earth did you reach that conclusion" category, I should actually do …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday November 9, 2018


It's End of Life for ASafaWeb

A lot has changed in the Microsoft technology world in the last 7 years since I launched ASafaWeb in September 2011 . Windows XP is no longer the dominant operating system ( Win 7 actually caught up the month I launched ASafaWeb ). Internet Explorer is no longer the dominant browser ( Chrome was in 3rd place back …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 6, 2018


Weekly Update 111

On my first attempt at recording this, I decided the framing was crooked after a couple of minutes so I started again. On my second attempt, the PC BSOD'd after 42 mins and I thought I'd lost all the audio. I hadn't, so on the third attempt I completed the last of it. Then I waited nearly an hour for it to render …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday November 2, 2018