Founder Troy Hunt also announces the platform will receive compromised passwords the FBI finds in its investigations.
Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), the free website used by millions to check whether their credentials have been compromised, has open sourced its code base, founder Troy Hunt announced today.
Hunt first mentioned plans to open source the HIBP code base last summer. Now, as requests for the website’s Pwned Passwords approach 1 billion per month, he has confirmed it is officially open source via the .NET Foundation, an independent 501(c) nonprofit organization.
Hunt also announced today that HIBP will receive compromised passwords discovered as part of FBI investigations. The website will provide officials with a way to feed the passwords into HIBP and surface them via the Pwned Passwords tool, he explained.