Troy Hunt

Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals

Weekly Update 315

How's this weeks video for a view?! It's a stunning location here in Bali and it's just been the absolute most perfect spot for a honeymoon, especially after weeks of guests and celebrations. But whoever hacked and ransom'd Optus didn't care about me taking time out and I've done more media in the last week than I have in a long time. I don't mind, it's a fascinating story the way this has unfolded and that's where most of the time in this week's video has gone, I hope you enjoy my analysis of what has become a pretty crazy story back home in Australia. ReferencesBali is a stunning place with postcard worthy shots around every corner (link through to...

Weekly Update 314

Wow, what a week! Of course there's lots of cyber / tech stuff in this week's update, but it was really only the embedded tweet below on my mind so I'm going to leave you with this then come to you from somewhere much more exotic than usual (and I reckon that's a pretty high bar for me!) next week 😎 Absolutely over the moon to formally make @Charlotte_Hunt_ a part of our family ❤️ 💍 pic.twitter.com/XfahXElboC — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 21, 2022 ReferencesOptus disclosed a breach, but really didn't share much solid information about it... unlikely what Jeremy Kirk has since tweeted (these tweets came out after I recorded the vid so I didn't reference them, but it's...

Weekly Update 313

I came so close to skipping this week's video. I'm surrounded by family, friends and my amazing wife to be in only a couple of days. But... this video has been my constant companion through very difficult times, and I'm happy to still being doing it at the best of times 😊 So, with that, I'm signing out and heading off to do something much more important. See you next week. Taking a bit of time off Twitter while @charlottelyng and I do more important things 💍 👰‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/9JJrPM9kWX — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) September 13, 2022 ReferencesThe Brand New Tube video site was breached and is now in HIBP (350k account details of what seems to be a very, uh,...

Weekly Update 312

I'm so excited to see the book finally out and awesome feedback coming in, but I'm disappointed with this week's video. I frankly wasn't in the right frame of mind to do it justice (it's been a very hard road up until this point, for various reasons), then my connection dropped out halfway through and I had to roll to 5G, and now I'm hearing (both from other people and with my own ears), a constant background noise being picked up by the mic. Argh! But, that's the reality of scheduled live streams and for better or worse, you end up getting the "warts and all" version. It is what it is, and next week's will be better 😊 Referencesbook.troyhunt....

"Pwned", the Book, is Finally Here!

The first time I ever wrote publicly about a company's security vulnerabilities, my boss came to have a word with me after seeing my name in the news headlines. One of the worst days I've ever had was right in the middle of the Have I Been Pwned sale process, and it left me an absolute emotional wreck. When I wrote about how I deal with online abuse, it was off the back of some pretty nasty stuff... which I've now included in this book 😊 These are the stories behind the stories and finally, the book about it all is here: I announced the book back in April last year after Rob, Charlotte and I had already invested a heap...

Weekly Update 311

Well, after a crazy amount of work, a lot of edits, reflection, and feedback cycles, "Pwned" is almost here: This better be a sizzling read @troyhunt or I'll be crashing the wedding in ways never done before. Also, I thought they'd cancelled Neighbours? 😉❤️ pic.twitter.com/jrYIKtL0Uh — Mike Thompson (@AppSecBloke) August 30, 2022 The preview cycle is in full swing with lots of feedback coming in and revisions being made before we push it live to the masses. This is really exciting and I can't wait to get the book out there in front of everyone, stay tuned 😊 ReferencesThere's clearly more going on behind the scenes with Krebs' "Final Thoughts on Ubiquiti" post (but hey,...

Weekly Update 310

By all accounts, this was one of the best weekly updates ever courtesy of a spam caller giving me a buzz at the 38:40 mark and struggling with "pwn" versus "porn". It resulted in an entertaining little on-air call and subsequently caused me to go out and register both haveibeeninpwn.com and haveibeeninporn.com. I figure these will result in much ongoing hilarity the next time I get a call of this nature about one of those domains 🤣 Oh - and there's a whole bunch of data breach stuff this week, enjoy! ReferencesThe Mudge v. Twitter scandal has some pretty serious accusations in it (there's a 6 min CNN vid in that tweet that's worth a look)Plex has...

Weekly Update 309

Right off the back of a visit to our wedding venue (4 weeks and counting!) and a few hours before heading to the snow (yes, Australia has snow), I managed to slip in a weekly update earlier today. I've gotta say, the section on Shitexpress is my favourite because there's just so much to give with this one; a service that literally ships shit with a public promise of multiple kinds of animal shit whilst data that proves only horse shit was ever shipped, a promise of 100% anonymity whilst the data set clearly shows both shit-senders and shit-receivers and possibly the most eye-opening of all, the messages accompanying the shit. So, uh, yeah, enjoy! 💩 ReferencesThe acoustic panelling in my...

Weekly Update 308

It was all a bit last minute today after travel, office works and then a quick rebuild of desk and PC before doing this livestream (didn't even have time to comb my hair!) So yes, I took a shortcut with the description of this video, but it all worked out well in the end IMHO with plenty of content that wasn't entirely data breach related, but yeah, that does seem to be a bit of a recurring theme in these vids. Enjoy 😊 ReferencesThe acoustic panelling in my office is starting to look awesome (some stuff is not lining up so it will be a little longer yet before completion)The QuestionPro breach has been pretty poorly handled (it's also now...

Weekly Update 307

A very early weekly update this time after an especially hectic week. The process with the couple of data breaches in particular was a real time sap and it shouldn't be this hard. Seriously, the amount of effort that goes into trying to get organisations to own their breach (or if they feel strongly enough about it, help attribute it to another party) is just nuts. It's not getting any better either 🙁 Regardless, listen to how these couple went and as always, if you've got any bright ideas about how to make this process less painful then I'd love to hear them. ReferencesThe 3D models of Looney Toons characters are so cool! (were you looking for a "good" reason to...