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Aug 8, 2022

This security guru is banishing spammers to a hilarious ‘password purgatory’

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Get wrekt, spammers. Security researcher Troy Hunt has created a hilariously devious ‘password purgatory’ for people invading his inbox.


Whether it’s John Wick or The Count of Monte Cristo, we all love a good revenge story. Right now, my current favorite is a wholesome nerdy tale told by Troy Hunt.

You likely already know Hunt as the force behind Have I Been Pwned, an invaluable security resource for us normies on the internet. The website tells you if your email address or phone number has been found in data breaches, and if you’re so inclined, lets you register for notifications should your info become exposed later on.

But he also documents his various side projects. His latest: Dishing a little return pain to spammers for stealing time from him. The punishment involves sending them to what he calls “password purgatory.”

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