Whilst 5GHz channels do not overlap, it all depends on how your access points are configured. We found that setting up different APs on adjacent channels seemed good, but realised that the APs was broadcasting 80mhz wide and therefore caused overlap.
On this, I updated my WiFi logging powershell script. It collects data every 2 seconds and includes channel being used which is useful for the above.
By the way, I use http://hilite.me/ to add this code to the blog.
I saw that Troy Hunt had verified another data breach, one with a huge amount of records that includes items like Card Verification Values (CVV). This is that little 3-4 number code which is on the back of credit/debit cards (or front of AMEX).
Under PCI DSS rules, companies should not actually store this value on their systems. This is why some web providers ask you for your CVV even though you have stored your main number and the expiry date.
But some retailers do not store this value and you can still make payments without any issue (Amazon one click anyone?). Troy shares the following link in his article.
So it looks like you don't actually require the CVV to make a payment, but companies are often provided a discount by their bank/payment processor for transactions with CVV. This encourages its usage and decreases fraud.
Amazon have clearly taken the decision to ignore the CVV and pay a slightly higher fee per transaction. They can keep fraud low by completing checks on all of the other information you need to provide for an account and tracking your history of purchases. The money that Amazon makes because of the convenience one click must outweigh the costs of fraudulent purchases easily.
Someone asked me this week how to export some contact information from Public Folders, specifically the titles for a huge contact list. My mind immediately went to Powershell on the server side, but after a little searching around it appeared there wasn't an obvious cmdlet for it.
Quick Google later and I came across the following stack overflow page
Using Powershell on a client computer with Outlook installed can be used to get at all of the information in all of your folders. I adapted the example provided in the link above for my example.
The output is what we needed for this data migration exercise.
It needs some cleansing obviously!