Password Complexity versus Password Entropy

** A huge thanks to the MS Crypto Board for all of the hand-holding and explanations — especially David LeBlanc, Michael Scovetta, and Marsh Ray. I've had the opportunity to write a number of password generating functions.  Many of the widely available built-in capabilities do not generate cryptographically secure passwords.  Sadly, they often generate passwords that…

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PowerShell Gotcha — ForEach-Object and "Continue"

I came across an interesting behavior when looping with the ForEach-Object cmdlet that took some thought to figure out why the behavior was occurring.  I was doing some bitwise anding on security descriptor and ACE flags when I realized that the output that I was expecting was noticably short.  After manually walking the process, I…

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PowerShell Mouse Mover

IT Politics!!!  Ughh!!  I see it all the time but I was working with a customer who seemed to have it worse than others.  The customer's environment consisted of multiple networks that their IT staff had to administer at any given time.  Multiple networks with different levels of importance and thus, different security policies relative…

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