Expert On ‘Have I Been Pwned’ Going To Open Source

Following the news about “Have I Been Pwned” opening up its code base to the open source community after unsuccessfully attempting to have the platform acquired, a Cybersecurity expert has some insight on the topic.

Experts Comments

August 11, 2020
Nilesh Dherange
CTO
Gurucul
With the seemingly never ending series of security breaches, the 'Have I Been Pwned' site provides a valuable service to end-users domain administrators worldwide. The service has been a labor of love for its creator, Troy Hunt. HIBP has been kept viable by donations and robust community support. Given the scale of the project, it's understandable that he would look for a larger organization to take on the project. While it is unfortunate he was unable to find a buyer, it's good to see him.....Read More
With the seemingly never ending series of security breaches, the 'Have I Been Pwned' site provides a valuable service to end-users domain administrators worldwide. The service has been a labor of love for its creator, Troy Hunt. HIBP has been kept viable by donations and robust community support. Given the scale of the project, it's understandable that he would look for a larger organization to take on the project. While it is unfortunate he was unable to find a buyer, it's good to see him shift the project to an Open Source model. The OSS community has a history of supporting robust security projects and responding rapidly when vulnerabilities crop up. With a move to open source, we can look forward to the Have I Been Pwned service continuing to provide users information about account compromises, and we can hope to see it spin off related projects that can expand the capabilities even further.  Read Less
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