TroyHunt, who runs one of the most prominent services for discovering if your data has been exposed in a breach, shares his thoughts on LinkedIn's recent breach and how his approach to disseminating data breach details continues to evolve.
Since the massive data breach of credit bureau Equifax, the U.S. Congress has become more interested in the causes of data breaches. Australian security expert TroyHunt, who recently traveled to Washington to share his insights with a House committee, discusses what he told lawmakers in this in-depth interview.
Verifications.io, a self-described "big data email verification platform," has suffered a massive breach. Security researcher Bob Diachenko said he discovered the site was exposing 763 million records.
Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes.
Australian security expert TroyHunt says an 87 GB compilation of username and password combinations - drawn from more than 2,000 databases - includes 773 million unique email addresses for apparent use in credential-stuffing attacks. Takeaway: Use a unique password for every site, or else.
An Australian company that markets a smartwatch that lets parents monitor their children shut down its service on Monday after researchers revealed hackers could track a child's location, spoof the location, add themselves as a "parent" and view personally identifiable information associated with the account.
Shortly after a massive data breach affected up to 50 million accounts last September, Facebook didn't believe the incident needed to be reported under Australia's mandatory breach notification law. While Facebook voluntarily notified all users, emails show the company initially underestimated the breach.
An Australian company that issues identity cards for access to airports has been notifying applicants and cardholders that their personal information may have been compromised, according to a news report. Australian federal police are investigating.
Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
Air Canada is forcing 1.7 million mobile app account users to reset their passwords after it detected unusual login behavior that it says may have exposed 20,000 accounts, including passport information. But the company is enforcing password complexity rules that experts advise against.