Steganography demo

Visit https://futureboy.us/stegano/  Original iPhone 5s photo  iPhone 5s image w/ hidden message. The password is ‘pAssw0rd’. The images were FTP’d into a directory and this WordPress post linked to the images. If the images were uploaded into the WordPress media manager, the steganography was lost – maybe due to compression(?).

Create Microsoft SQL Azure Database Read-Only User

To create a login (server wide account) which uses a simple username + password combination for SQL authentication: CREATE LOGIN ReadOnlyUserName WITH PASSWORD = ‘strong_password’; NOTE: This allows the user to connect using SQL Management Studio. It is not required if the user only needs to connect to a specific database.   To create a user to … Read moreCreate Microsoft SQL Azure Database Read-Only User

Removing virtual machines from Azure in bulk

Using Microsoft Azure PowerShell and Azure Service Manager, this script will loop through all provisioned cloud services and display them in a selection box to allow multiple cloud services to be selected to be deprovisioned and deleted, easily, at one time.  Very handy for cleaning up after demonstrations and student labs. # Modified from a blog post … Read moreRemoving virtual machines from Azure in bulk

Windows Powershell for Managing Azure

Download and Install Windows Management Framework: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48729 Ref: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt125356.aspx   Start –> All Programs –> Accessories –> Windows Powershell Right-click Windows Powershell ISE and select “Run as Administrator” Execute the following in the PowerShell window: Install-Module AzureRM #Install the Azure RM modules Install-AzureRM #Download and install each module of Azure RM Install-Module Azure #Install the ASM module … Read moreWindows Powershell for Managing Azure