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Toolsmith Release Advisory: Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Preview has been released to the Download Center."WMF provides users with the ability to update previous releases of Windows Server and Windows Client to the management platform elements released in the most current version of Windows. This enables a consistent management platform to be used across the organization, and eases adoption of the latest Windows release." As posted to the Window PowerShell Blog and reprinted here: WMF 5.1 Preview includes the PowerShell, WMI, WinRM, and Software Inventory and Licensing (SIL) components that are being released with Windows Server 2016.  WMF 5.1 can be installed on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2, and provides a number of improvements over WMF 5.0 RTM including:New cmdlets: local users and groups; Get-ComputerInfoPowerShellGet improvements include enforcing signed modules, and installing JEA modulesPackageManagement added support for Containers,…

Toolsmith Release Advisory: Steph Locke's HIBPwned R package

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I'm a bit slow on this one but better late than never. Steph dropped her HIBPwned R package on CRAN at the beginning of June, and it's well worth your attention. HIBPwned is an R package that wraps Troy Hunt's HaveIBeenPwned.comAPI, useful to check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach. As one who has been "pwned" no less than three times via three different accounts thanks to LinkedIn, Patreon, and Adobe, I love Troy's site and have visited it many times.

When I spotted Steph's wrapper on R-Bloggers, I was quite happy as a result.
Steph built HIBPwned to allow users to:
Set up your own notification system for account breaches of myriad email addresses & user names that you haveCheck for compromised company email accounts from within your company Active DirectoryAnalyse past data breaches and produce reports and visualizations I installed it from Visual Studio with R Tools via install.packages("HIBPwned", repos=&qu…