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 255

I'm back in the office this week and back to decent audio and video quality. There's loads of bits and pieces happening as evidence by almost an entire hour disappearing in this week's vid, ranging from problems with tradies (tradespeople), more lockdown, stats on some projects and then this week's blog post, 3D printing with my 9-year old daughter Elle. Enjoy 😊 ReferencesHere's that Harlem Shake script I used (the bigger picture here is that sites that allow this to run have no - or insufficient - content security policy)Pwned Passwords is up over 960M requests a month now (getting closer and closer to the 1B mark!)Finally got the Shellies Discovery script working in Home Assistant (all Shellies are...

3D Printing with Kids on Lenovo Yoga 7i

The greatest gift I can give my kids is a love of technology. I mean after all the usual Maslow's hierarchy of needs stuff, of course, the thing that I (and many of my readers) can instil in our kids is a deep passion for this life-altering and possibly career-defining thing that increasingly defines our everyday being. And without doubt, the best educational technology thing I've ever brought home is my Prusa 3D printer. Here's where it all started: Looking at a mate’s Prusa i3 printer and getting a bit tempted, what are folks using out there for hobby projects? The Dremel 3D45 looks good in reviews, what do the masses think? pic.twitter.com/iQcIMplt4s — Troy Hunt...

Weekly Update 254

The plan this week was to do a super simple update whilst having some time out. In the back yard, sun shining, iPad, Air Pods, all good. Mostly all good - the sound quality on those Air Pods is absolute rubbish. I don't if that's a general truism or there's just something amiss with mine, but the constant fading out is extremely frustrating and I apologise for the sound quality not being up to expectations. Next week I'll be back in my office, I hope this week's video is still watchable and you find something useful in it 🙂 ReferencesSponsored by: Varonis. Reduce your SaaS blast radius with data-centric security for AWS, G Drive, Box, Salesforce, Slack and more....

Weekly Update 253

This week, by popular demand, it's Charlotte! Oh - and Scott. People had been asking for Charlotte for a while, so we finally decided to do a weekly update together on how she's been transitioning from Mac to PC. Plus, she has to put up with all my IoT shenanigans so that made for some fun conversation, along with how our respective homelands are dealing with the current pandemic (less fun, but very important). There's been a bunch of requests for us to do more of this so stay tuned and maybe we can make a more regular thing out of it 😊 ReferencesSponsored by: Guarantee peace of mind from credential stuffing attacks. Learn how at Arkose Labs’ webinar with Troy...

Your Work Email Address is Your Work's Email Address

When the Ashley Madison data breach occurred in 2015, it made headline news around the world. Not just infosec headlines or tech headlines, but the headlines of major consumer media the likes my mum and dad would read. What was deemed especially newsworthy was the presence of email addresses in the breach which really shouldn't have been there; let me list off some headlines to illustrate the point: Ashley Madison Hack: 10,000 Gov’t Officials’ Email Addresses on Leaked Ashley Madison ListRCMP, military email addresses in Canadian Ashley Madison dataSenior CE Industry Executives Exposed In Ashley Maddison Saga As New Data Dumped OnlineGovernment, police, military, and corporate accounts. Now, keep in mind that Ashley Madison's mission statement back then...

Weekly Update 252

Next week first: based on popular demand, at 18:00 on our end Friday 23 (that's 09:00 in London and terrible o'clock everywhere in the US), Charlotte is going to join me to talk about her transition from Mac to PC. Scott Helme will also be here (as in Zoom "here") so it'll be a bit of fun and inevitably go way off topic, but I thought it would be fun to fix it up a bit 🙂 This week is more of the usual with Chrome's push to HTTPS, another gov on HIBP and more travels in IoT land. ReferencesChrome is continuing the push towards defaulting to HTTPS and flagging HTTP as a security risk (I'm yet to hear...

The Internet of Things is a Complete Mess (and how to Fix it)

I've spent more time IoT'ing my house over the last year than any sane person ever should. But hey, it's been strange times for all of us and it's kept me entertained whilst no longer travelling. Plus, it's definitely added to our lives in terms of the things it enables us to do; see them in part 5 of my IoT unravelled blog series. But it also remains a complete mess and I want to demonstrate why based on some recent experiences: Let's say you want an IoT light. You want it connected because you want it to come on at a certain time of the day therefore it requires scheduling. You also want to be able to change the...

Welcoming the Israeli Government to Have I Been Pwned

Marking the 25th national CERT to have full and free API level access to in HIBP, I'm very happy to welcome CERT-IL in the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) on board. They join many other governments around the world in having access to data impacting their departments amongst the more than 11 billion records already in HIBP, and inevitably the billions yet to come. I'm really encouraged to see the amount of enthusiasm expressed by national government defenders to gain access to breach data so that it can be used in positive ways, and I look forward to welcoming many more national CERTs in the future....

Weekly Update 251

Between school holidays and a house full of tradies repairing things, there wasn't a lot a free time this week. That said, I've got another gov onto HIBP, snared by 11th MVP award, did a heap of other cyber-things and Charlotte and I even managed to slip in our first COVID shots amongst all that. Next week will start getting back to full steam as the winter holidays end (yeah, it's winter here, I know that's confusing for some people!) and I'm sure there'll be an all new stash of cyber-IoT-other things waiting for me at the end of it 🙂 ReferencesFinally got my first COVID shot! (that's a link to a thread which is mostly only relevant in my part...

MVP 11

A little over a decade ago now, I awoke from a long haul flight to find an email I never expected to see: my first Microsoft MVP award. I earned the award by doing something many people couldn't understand, namely devoting a bunch of my time to creating things for the community. Not for money, not for glory, but for the love of technology and for the joy of seeing it make a difference to people. All this time later and in a fundamentally different world to one all of us were in back then, I still find people unable to grasp why I and so many of my friends and peers would want to do what we do: "You...