The tutorial will update the firmware on a Minnow Board development board using a Dedi Prog SF100, an SPI Flash programming tool.
It directly accesses the boot flash chip and the board remains unpowered.
A desktop icon is created as well so that you can launch the EXOPS module in a Power Shell session.
There's a bit of a story in the podcast about the difficulties that the individual who found the bug encountered while trying to get Microsoft Security to acknowledge that it was a legitimate issue.We all understand MITM risks are a serious problem, no matter how slim the chances of exploit under different scenarios may be.Of course, you don't know how important it is to accept the update, because there's no security notice published and nothing in the update dialog to indicate the severity of any vulnerability that the update fixes.If you're in a hurry to complete a task, skipping the update would be a natural reaction.The SF100 is a high speed “In System Programming” programmer to update the SPI Flash soldered on board the Minnow Board development board.
The programmer is easily controlled by your host computer using the Dedi Prog Software through the USB bus.Instead I want to focus on the implications for customers who use the Exchange Online Remote Power Shell Module.The first Power Shell-based administration for Exchange Online in Office 365 involved connecting to EXO using Power Shell remoting.The EXOPS module is available today either by going to the preview URL (which still works, and downloads the installer), or by launching the installer from within the Exchange Online admin center in the Hybrid section.The EXOPS installer connects to a Microsoft URL and downloads the bits to install the module on your local computer.Some tutorials are board agnostic—they will work on any family or version of a Minnow Board development board.