Powershell – Test URL “ping” from command line

The following scenario could be useful for those that need to regularly monitor the response type of specifc URL or URLs; this can be done quite easily by using Powershell. The approach can be easily integrated in functions and automated/scheduled scripts to get a periodic status of the URLs monitored. Read More …

Securing RDP Connections using TLS certificates

Remote Desktop has been the must as remote administration tool for many IT professionals and sadly many even expose it to the internet leading to brutefoce attacks and Man in the Middle attacks in the past (and even during this period). Using TLS certificates can improve the security and the default access method to critical systems, even if those systems are reached only on internal business LAN environments. Read More …

Powershell – Digitally signing a .ps1 script

A file is signed with a certificate. A digital certificate is usually issued by a Certification Authority (CA). These are important things to consider, so it better to focus these before going on with the Powershell code signing process for scripts. Read More …

Convert .pfx SSL certificate to .key or .pem format

In the last years Internet have seen a lot of changes, especially in terms of security standars and requirements for almost every website published on the web. Read More …

Windows Hardware Certification – Packages signed using a SHA-1 digest algorithm and certificate chain no more supported (WHQL)

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