Posting IMDB ratings to Twitter, my first multi-step Zap

I am sure the majority of us reading this article have one way or another automated tasks as part of our day jobs, with services such as Zapier and IFTTT we can easily take this approach for tasks in our personal lives to build integrations between applications we use every day. In this example, I will … More Posting IMDB ratings to Twitter, my first multi-step Zap

Identifying applications vulnerable to the Sparkle MiTM attacks

As recently disclosed (https://vulnsec.com/2016/osx-apps-vulnerabilities/) you may be already be aware of a vulnerability in Sparkle that exposes a large number of applications to man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks over insecure HTTP channels. In order to identify Applications that are susceptible to MiTM attacks that install malicious code in the Sparkle software framework invoke the below from a … More Identifying applications vulnerable to the Sparkle MiTM attacks

vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3a: Update fails with Warning 32014.

Recently during an upgrade of a an instance of a vCenter Server System to 5.5 Update 3a the installation returned an error with the following message: Warning 32014. A utility for phone home data collector couldn’t be executed successfully Please see its log file (with name PhoneHome) and vminst.log in system temporary folder for more … More vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3a: Update fails with Warning 32014.

{php}IPAM: The API server module and automating IP address reservation

I have recently provided articles in regards to the installation and configuration of {php}IPAM IP. One of my use cases for investigating the use of IP address management systems was to provide a API/server module to request an IP address for allocation. By default, a module is provided to request an IP address by browsing to … More {php}IPAM: The API server module and automating IP address reservation

Posting messages to Slack channel using Windows PowerShell

Download: Send-ToSlack As previously commented I had been exploring the use of Slack and integration with other tools. One use case was to send messages to channels within Slack when certain steps in an automated workflow were triggered and to provide notification of the status upon completion. Therefore, I created a Windows PowerShell function that would … More Posting messages to Slack channel using Windows PowerShell