Weekly Update 247

Lots of stuff going on this week, beginning with me losing my mind try to get local control of IoT devices. I'm writing up a much more extensive blog post on this, suffice to say it's a complete mess and all of the suggestions I've had have been well-intentioned, but infeasible for various reasons. But as I say in the video, it has all been worth it and I do get a lot of enjoyment from playing with it all 😊 That and many other cyber things in this week's update.

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  1. Trying to get local control of Tuya lights is an exercise in absolute futility (read the thread to feel my pain 😭)
  2. A scammer tried to use the W3C validator to convince me that overseas hackers were in my network (the stupid - it hurts!)
  3. The Verge has done a great visualisation of all the data I've loaded into HIBP (it makes me seriously tired just scrolling through all this...)
  4. The RockYou2021 "password list" isn't - it's a list of words instead (this story is a total beat-up and need to die a fiery death)
  5. The Uruguayan gov is now onboard HIBP (that's the 20th national gov with another scheduled for Monday and a solid pipeline after that)
  6. I'm very happy to be giving my friend Stefán Jökull Sigurðarson some more responsibility for Pwned Passwords (Stefán is a great guy who's done a lot of great stuff with the project for many years now)
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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