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Weekly Update 156

Turns out it's actually a sunny day in Oslo today, although it's the last one I'll see here for quite some time before heading off to Denmark then other European things for the remainder of this trip. I'm talking a little about those events ( all listed on my events page ), this week's changes to EV, more data …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday September 13, 2019


Weekly Update 155

From the emerging spring to the impending autumn, I'm back in Oslo at the beginning of another series of European events that'll take me across Norway, Denmark, Hungary and Switzerland. This week's update comes from under the glow of a warm outdoor heater at ridiculous o'clock as my sleep cycle keeps me making early …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Monday September 9, 2019


Weekly Update 153

Australia! Sunshine, good coffee and back in the water on the tail end of "winter". I'm pretty late doing this week's video as the time has disappeared rather quickly and I'm making the most of it before the next round of events. Be that as it may, there's a bunch of new stuff this week not least of which is the …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Monday August 26, 2019


Weekly Update 152

I made it out of Vegas! That was a rather intense 8 days and if I'm honest, returning to the relative tranquillity of Oslo has been lovely (not to mention the massive uptick in coffee quality). But just as the US to Europe jet lag passes, it's time to head back to Aus for a bit and go through the whole cycle again. …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday August 16, 2019


Weekly Update 151

Well that's Vegas done. 8 days of absolutely non-stop events that's now pretty much robbed me of my voice but hey, I got a flying cow! Scott and I both spent BSides, Black Hat and DEF CON doing "hallway con" or in other words, wandering around just meeting people. The personal engagement you get from these ad hoc …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Sunday August 11, 2019


Weekly Update 150

Vegas! I'm a bit late with this week's update but I thought I'd catch up with Scott Helme and do the video together. We're talking about the events in Vegas, the ongoing Project Svalbard process, some very screwy messaging about certificates from Sectigo and the Irish government coming on board HIBP. Next week we'll …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Sunday August 4, 2019


Weekly Update 149

What. A. Week. I've been in San Fran meeting with a whole bunch of potential purchasers for HIBP and it's been... intense. Daunting. Exciting. It's actually an amazing feeling to see my "little" project come to this where I'm sitting in a room with some of the most awesome tech companies whilst flanked by bankers in …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday July 26, 2019


Weekly Update 148

It's the last one from Norway before heading off to the US and diving into the deep end of the Project Svalbard pool followed by Black Hat and DEF CON in Vegas. That's off the back of the last week being focused on pushing out Pwned Passwords V5, loading several hundred million new records worth of new data breaches …

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


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