Chapter 24. Scripting Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Scripting has two primary security issues associated with it. First, the Windows Script Host (WSH) is included with just about every version of Windows since Windows 98. Second, WSH associates itself with a number of filename extensions, making it very easy for users to click an email file attachment and launch unauthorized scripts. The knee-jerk reaction of many administrators is to simply disable scripting altogether, which also removes a beneficial administrative tool from the environment. In this chapter, I’ll focus ...

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