Synology Active Backup For Business – VMware Lab Protection

I have a Synology NAS at home which is used for both my home lab and general NAS purposes (file shares, Plex, etc). I recently setup the ‘Active Backup For Business’ (ABfB) package on my Synology as I wanted to try out the backup function for my VMware lab. Excitingly for me the ABfB package … Read moreSynology Active Backup For Business – VMware Lab Protection

PowerShell Compare-Hash Function

Quite some time ago I created a PowerShell function which allowed one to compare a given cryptographic hash against one locally generated to see if they match. Looking back on the old version (here is a link to the blog article https://www.bytesizedalex.com/powershell-cryptographic-hash-checker/) it is very much reminiscent of old school batch files. I decided now … Read morePowerShell Compare-Hash Function

SHA1 Collision Finally Occured

Well it was bound to happen eventually – the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA1) has finally been broken in so much as a team of researches at Google managed to generate a collision. If you aren’t sure what that means consider that the idea of a hashing algorithm is to take a variable length input and … Read moreSHA1 Collision Finally Occured

PowerShell Cryptographic Hash Checker

I decided to build a little cryptographic hash checker in PowerShell leveraging some built-in cmdlets and other functions. While there are lots of tools that already do this, many with very nice GUIs I decided it would be fun to build one of my own.┬áThe newly made cmdlet is very simple. You select what cryptographic … Read morePowerShell Cryptographic Hash Checker