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Archive for September 7th, 2021

“A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘PassThru'” – likely your powershell version is too old

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/07

If you get [WayBack] “A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘PassThru'” as PowerShell error, then likely the PowerShell version is too old to support -PassThru, which likely means you have are running pre-Windows 10 version.

PowerShell 3 (introduced in 2012) added the -PassThru parameter that allowed to chain multiple commands from one list pipe.

Another reason for the error might be that the command you use does not support the -PassThru parameter.

To check which commandlets support -PassThru, use the below command (the output is from a Windows 8.1 machine running PowerShell 4.0).

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checkdigits onTwitter : “CTRL+S is the new carriage return. Type line of code, CTRL+S to save, start new line of code. #NotParanoid 😬…”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/07

After bumping into yet another occasion where a tool did not properly save after saving: [WayBack] checkdigits on Twitter : “CTRL+S is the new carriage return. Type line of code, CTRL+S to save, start new line of code. #NotParanoid 😬…”

in a response to [WayBack] Dare Obasanjo on Twitter: “No one I know who works on software for a living trusts it to do anything important. That people assume software can be trusted for important things like voting or driving cars when I can’t even trust my follower count is correct is the biggest trick we’ve played as an industry.… “

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Tricks used by software developers to https://127.0.0.1

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/09/07

Long interesting thread at [WayBack] Thread by @sleevi_: “@SwiftOnSecurity So, some history: It used to be folks would get certs for “localhost”, just like they would from “webmail”, despite no CA e […]”

In  2019, applications were still using tricks (including shipping private keys!) to “securely” access https://127.0.0.1 on some port.

This should have stopped in 2015, but hadn’t. I wonder how bad it still is today.

Related:

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Posted in Communications Development, Development, DNS, HTTP, Internet, Power User, Software Development, TCP, TLS | Leave a Comment »

 
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