16 October, 2018 | Russell Smith

How to Create, Change and Test Passwords Using PowerShell

Automation is the key to streamlining Active Directory management tasks. In this article, I’ll show you how to create, change and test user passwords with PowerShell scripts. Installing the AD PowerShell module Before you can use PowerShell to manage Active Directory, you need to install the...
28 December, 2015 | Richard Muniz

What To Do about Passwords in Your Disaster Recovery Plan

One post thread on Spiceworks caught my eye.  The Spicehead wanted to know what to do about passwords when it came to DR plans.  Was he supposed to put the passwords into it, or just what was he supposed to do with them.  Well, the first thing you don’t want to do is put them in the Disaster...
4 August, 2015 | Sarah Greesonbach

Four Ways to Create Secure Passwords in a Team Environment

Any number of unknowns can threaten the security of your environment, but the leading common denominator in threat scenarios is how your team manages their passwords within your environment. Creating and maintaining secure passwords within a team environment comes with unique challenges. You...
4 February, 2015 | John O'Neill Sr.

Stopping Skeleton Key Malware from Causing Data Breaches

Proving the old adage that “criminals never sleep,” a new piece of malware is making headlines. The aptly named Skeleton Key malware, detected in mid-January, bypasses the password authentication protection of Active Directory. Just as skeleton keys from the last century unlocked any door in a...
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