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Weekly update

A 83-post collection

Weekly Update 83

I'm home! Home is good. My travel stats for this year - not so good. As I say in the video, I need to fix this so at this stage, I'm saying "no" to pretty much everything in the second half of the year that involves international travel and I'll just do the exceptionally awesome stuff. But be that as it may, there's a bunch of other stuff to talk about this week including 3 new blog posts. I'm really hoping to push out a bunch more content over the coming weeks whilst I'm at home (I'm not overseas again until June), there's a heap of stuff on the backlog. Oh - one thing I forgot to mention...

Weekly Update 82 (Honolulu Edition)

I'm in Honolulu! And I apologise in advance for the audio quality - the background noise is air conditioning units in the hotel and I didn't realise quite how much sound they make until I listened to the audio afterwards. Next week I'll be home and back to a quality audio setup. Regardless, I did pump out a shorter update with a bunch of bits and pieces that popped up during the week. Firstly, the obnoxious behaviour that is Twitter thread hijacking (think of everything you hate about spam, just distilled down to 280 characters). I also caught up with a bunch of people from 1Password during my time in Hawaii and fleshed out how I'm going to be clearer...

Weekly Update 81 (Hawaii Edition)

We're in Hawaii! "We" being Scott Helme and myself and we're here for the Loco Moco Sec conference which has been a heap of fun (the location may have played a part in that...) And what a location: Scott joined me for this week's update and we were fresh out of a great talk from the Google Chrome Security PM so have a bit to share there about changes coming to the browser. And then, T-Mobile - whoa! Just read the thread I link to in the references below (get popcorn - this one is a crazy ride). We also talk a bit about not deleting our Facebook accounts and being a bit pragmatic about choosing what you...

Weekly Update 80

It's a MASSIVE weekly update! The big news for me this week is the 1Password partnership and I've really tried to share more about how I came to the decision to work with them in this video. I've been so cautious with the way I've managed the image of HIBP to ensure it's always positioned in the right light and I wanted to delve more into that thinking here. As I say in the video, I'm really happy with the feedback so far and I've "liked" a bunch of the responses so check out my Twitter profile to see what people are saying about the partnership. But that was just one of the big things this week, there's...

Weekly Update 79

Home again which means more time to blog and per the intro to this week's update, time to catch up on how HIBP is tracking. Here's the 2 tweets with some stats I mention at the start of this week's update: It's been almost a month since I launched Pwned Passwords V2. In that time, @cloudflare has served 156TB from their cache thus keeping the traffic off my origin. Thanks guys, this would have been a hard discussion to have with the wife otherwise! pic.twitter.com/KUX0kXwjCo— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) March 21, 2018 Also, just got the bill for the @AzureFunctions which drive the Pwned Passwords API. Because 80%+ of requests are served from @Cloudflare'...

Weekly Update 78 (San Fran Edition)

Last day of travel! The weekly update is out late due to a packed week which I endured whilst battling a cold as well which has made it pretty rough. But other than that, it was a fantastic week recording Pluralsight courses and meeting with some really cool tech companies which I talk about in the update. I also talk a lot about credential stuffing which is just becoming an absolutely massive issue at present and I'll write more on that from home next week. I'll leave you with some pics of just some of the things I got up to in San Fran this week, I met some really great people doing amazing things: Productive day in the studio...

Weekly Update 77 (Seattle Edition)

I'm in Seattle! This has been a mega week at the Microsoft MVP and Regional Director summits and as I say in the video, I'm actually a little run down now that it's all done. But I've had a wonderful week of meeting a heap of people and seeing some very cool stuff from Microsoft, especially around Azure which remains one of my favourite tech things. In this week's update, I'm talking about how I've made some further strong gains with Pwned Passwords which is being adopted at a pretty fierce rate. I also give an insight into what happens at this big Microsoft event each year and I hope that's something people find interesting. I'm off the Vegas tomorrow...

Weekly Update 76

Massive, massive week! I'm not trying to make these videos longer (and the next two while I'm overseas will definitely be shorter), but yeah, this week was a biggie. Pwned Passwords dominated throughout, interrupted only by a few thousand new data breaches going into HIBP. But the big one - at least to me in terms of the significance - is the UK and Aussie governments now using HIBP to monitor their gov domains. That's an absolute milestone in the service's history for many reasons, some of which I talk about here and more I'll talk about later on in a subsequent post. As with last week, because this is such an epic I've listed out all the key times...

Weekly Update 75

Every now and then, I look at one of the videos I've just recorded and only realise then how tired I look. This was one of those weeks and it was absolutely jam-packed! There was some awesome stuff and there was some very frustrating stuff. Let me add briefly to the latter here: The joy of participating in online communities is that we have these melting pots of diverse backgrounds and ideas all coming together in the one place. A huge portion of what I've learned personally has come from very robust debates within these communities and in turn, I hope others have also learned from me. These discussions are awesome; they make us all better people and better professionals....

Weekly Update 74

I had plans this week. Monday was going to be full of coding work around Pwned Passwords V2 (and a few other HIBP things) then Texthelp went and got themselves pwned and there went my day writing about the ramifications of that. This is a genuinely important issue and the whole concept of the JavaScript supply chain needs much better thought. We've got the technology, it's just that most people don't know it exists! I did then later get around to posting my "dark web" piece too. It's a scary read because it has dark stuff, hoodies and green screens and we know that's scary because that's the message we keep getting fed! Actually, not so scary and...