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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


Weekly Update 110

I'm home! And home for another 6 weeks at that which is rather exciting if I'm honest. Travel really takes its toll in so many ways and I'm really looking forward to just having a bunch of time to code, blog and jet ski (not necessarily ordered by priority). But even without having had time to blog, there's a heap …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday October 26, 2018


Weekly Update 109

Last one before home time! But it has been an epic trip and as I say in the video, this is by far my most enjoyable trip to the US yet after probably a dozen over the last few years (that includes Hawaii, too). Given the interest after my pointing out a couple of little differences in the US compared to the rest of …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday October 20, 2018


Weekly Update 108

I'm in Texas! And I've had enough BBQ to last me a very long time. I'm here doing a couple of speaking events and other related things as well as taking some time out with my wife to see the sites. As such, it's a bit quieter this week but there's still a couple of things I reckon are worthy of discussion. Just …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday October 13, 2018


Breaking Azure Functions with Too Many Connections

For the most part, Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) runs very smoothly, especially given how cheaply I run many parts of the service for . Occasionally though, I screw up and get something wrong that interrupts the otherwise slick operation and results in some outage. Last weekend was one such occasion and I want to …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Wednesday October 10, 2018


Weekly Update 107

It's another "business as usual" week; past events, upcoming events, major security news, someone forgetting to renew a certificate and a new Pluralsight course. Actually, thinking about it more, this is possibly the most normal week I can remember, which is kinda disconcerting considering the (potential) impact of …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday October 5, 2018


Weekly Update 106

Home again! Another NDC is down and I talk a little about how the talks were rated and about PubConf (make sure you get to one of these one day!) I've got another couple of weeks at home before any more travel and I'll talk more about the next things as they draw closer. This week, I'm on my new iPhone (which is …

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


Mmm... Pi-hole...

I have a love-hate relationship with ad blockers. On the one hand, I despise the obnoxious ads that are forced down our throats at what seems like every turn. On the other hand, I appreciate the need for publishers to earn a living so that I can consume their hard-earned work for free. Somewhere in the middle is a …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Wednesday September 26, 2018


Weekly Update 105

It's another day-late weekly update courtesy of another hectic week. Scott and I were at NDC Sydney doing a bunch of talks and other events and I just simply didn't get time to push this out until sitting at the airport waiting for the plan home. This week's update is a little different as we did it at SSW's …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday September 22, 2018


Extended Validation Certificates are Dead

That's it - I'm calling it - extended validation certificates are dead. Sure, you can still buy them (and there are companies out there that would just love to sell them to you!), but their usefulness has now descended from "barely there" to "as good as non-existent". This change has come via a combination of …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Monday September 17, 2018


Weekly Update 104

We're on a boat! This week, Scott Helme is back in town so I'm treating him to a rare sight for the Englishman - sunshine ☀️ We're also talking about my .NET Conf talk, Chrome's visual changes (and rolling back some of them), the FreshMenu data breach, getting better at filtering CSP reports, the effectiveness of …

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


The 42M Record kayo.moe Credential Stuffing Data

This is going to be a brief blog post but it's a necessary one because I can't load the data I'm about to publish into Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) without providing more context than what I can in a single short breach description. Here's the story: Kayo.moe is a free, public, anonymous hosting service. The …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Thursday September 13, 2018