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Search through Pwned Passwords with PowerShell

Troy Hunt recently released over 300 million SHA1 hashes of passwords that his Have I Been Pwned website has been collecting. The site allows you to search the database to see if your passwords are included in those from many … Continue reading

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Change BitLocker Recovery Password with PowerShell

When BitLocker detects certain changes to the computer it’ll trigger Recovery Mode, and prompt for the Recovery Password. Likewise, you also need the recovery password if you need to access the encrypted disk from another machine or via Windows Recovery … Continue reading

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Send email via Yahoo with PowerShell

Quick reference for sending email via a Yahoo! mail account and their SMTP servers from within a PowerShell script. You’ll need the Yahoo SMTP server details, which require you to use a specific port (587 – I couldn’t get 465 … Continue reading

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Send SMTP email with authentication from PowerShell

Email is a good way to send notifications from your PowerShell scripts, and it’s super easy. You just need an SMTP server, and use Send-MailMessage: You can even omit the -SmtpServer bit if you’ve previously set the $PSEmailServer preference variable. … Continue reading

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