Chapter 5 Understanding PowerShell Security


With today’s growing emphasis on security in all areas of the IT enterprise, it is becoming more critical than ever to ensure that the automation tools used to manage the enterprise can be operated in a secure manner. The Windows Scripting Host (WSH) introduced with Windows 98 provided some welcome new automation functionality for systems administrators, but at the same time, it introduced a new attack vector for virus writers. The fundamental issue with WSH is that it executes any script that is presented ...

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