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Weekly Update 131

So firstly, sorry for the audio quality. I'm pretty damn frustrated with those Instamics right now between the flakey firmware upgrade process and the unexpected loss of recording today. I'll make sure I get on top of it for next time. I'm sitting at the gate in Seattle right now about to board so I'm going to cut …

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


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


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


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