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Weekly Update 130

Well that was a hell of a week of travel. Seriously, the Denver situation was just an absolute mess but when looking at the video from the day I was meant to fly in, maybe being stuck in LA wasn't such a bad thing after all: As of 1:30 p.m., all runways are closed, but the terminal & concourses are open. …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Sunday March 17, 2019


Weekly Update 129

Heaps of stuff going on this week with all sorts of different bits and pieces. I bought a massive new stash of HIBP stickers (1ok oughta last... a few weeks?), I'll be giving them out at a heap of upcoming events, I was on the Darknet Diaries podcast (which is epic!) plus there's more insights into the ShareThis data …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday March 8, 2019


Weekly Update 128

I'm not intentionally pushing these out later than usual, but events have just been such over the last few weeks that it's worked out that way. This one really is a short one though as there hasn't been a lot of newsworthy stuff going on this week, other than the new Instamics I picked up which are rather cool. The …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Sunday March 3, 2019


Weekly Update 127

It was another travel week so another slightly delayed weekly update, but still plenty of stuff going on all the same. Along with a private Sydney workshop earlier on, I'm talking about some free upcoming NDC meetup events in Brisbane and Melbourne and I'd love to get a great turnout for. I've just ordered 10k more …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday February 23, 2019


Weekly Update 126

Another week, another conference. This time it was Microsoft Ignite in Sydney and as tends to happen at these events, many casual meetups, chats, beers, selfies, delivery of HIBP stickers and an all-round good time, albeit an exhausting one. That's why I'm a day late this week having finally arrived home late last …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Saturday February 16, 2019


Weekly Update 125

I'm back home! It was an amazing trip in many ways, not least of which was the time it gave both Scott and myself to reflect on workload and managing lives which can be a bit of a never-ending series of commitments. To that effect, I've been backing off Twitter a bit and as I say in this update, I very quickly …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday February 8, 2019


Weekly Update 124

I'm pumping this weekly update out a little bit later, pushing it just before I get on the plane back home to Australia. I've just wrapped up a week in London with Scott doing all things NDC including a couple of days of workshops and a couple of talks each. We discuss that, and how the UK seems to have an odd …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday February 1, 2019


Weekly Update 123

So it's been a bit of a crazy week. I got onto the plane in Australia on Thursday evening just as Europe was waking up to the news of the 773M email address credential stuffing list I loaded into HIBP. And then the flood began; blog comments, emails, tweets - it was an absolute deluge. I spent the flight fielding the …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday January 25, 2019


Weekly Update 122

And then there was the biggest data breach to go into HIBP ever! I wrote that sentence from home just after publishing all the data, then I got on a plane... Holy cow that's a lot of emails! Hundreds upon hundreds of emails came in whilst on the way to Dubai, more than I'll ever be able to respond to. Plus, I'm …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Friday January 18, 2019


The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach

Many people will land on this page after learning that their email address has appeared in a data breach I've called "Collection #1". Most of them won't have a tech background or be familiar with the concept of credential stuffing so I'm going to write this post for the masses and link out to more detailed material …

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Written by Troy Hunt - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 16, 2019


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