Posts Tagged ‘security’


SAPIEN servers NOT vulnerable to Heartbleed

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by June Alane Reif
  Just a quick note to let our customers know that our servers have been tested and have been deemed safe from the Heartbleed bug.  …   More »

RSEE and security

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
We have received a couple requests in the last few days to explain the security implications of using our Remote Script Execution Engine (RSEE). The RSEE service must be installed on a target machine and uses a configurable tcp/ip port to listen for incoming script execution requests from a PrimalScript instance. Another port is used to transport the output back to the requester. All traffic to and from RSEE is encrypted. This is no high level of encryption, it uses a very simple and fast algorithm that is sufficient in most cases. RSEE has no built-in authentication, as the assumption…   More »

Back from TechEd: Is PowerShell more secure than VBScript?

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 by Alex Riedel
The ILOVEYOU virus in the year 2000 gave Windows Script Host a bad rep because it simply executed every script you double clicked on. Now, mind you, I personally think that was much more the fault of the email clients that indiscriminately executed every attachment without hesitating and the users who where too infatuated with the message to look at the attachment's extension. Anyway, the Windows Script Host for VBScript and JScript files has a registry setting that allows scripts to run uninhibited or only if they are signed. The default is to run everything, so you better use group…   More »

Wayne’s World of IT Revised

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
I've blogged in the past about Wayne Martin and his outstanding list of command line tips. These are one line commands, some complex some simple, that you can use to accomplish a wide range of task. The overall number of tips is to 425 and Wayne recently reorganized them into 7 categories to make it easier for people to digest. There's very little scripting with any of these commands. Most use native or freely available command line tools. But because they are executed from a command line you could incorporate them into a script. I encourage you to check them out.   More »

PowerShell Hurdles

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
In my recent interview on the PowerScripting Podcast, one of the excellent questions was "What are the 5 misconceptions or hurdles people have when they start learning PowerShell?" I thought the question merited a longer reply, and of course these are my opinions.   More »

Techmentor NYC Wrap Up

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 by Jeffery Hicks
Sorry you didn't make it to the Big Apple for the last Techmentor conference. It was a small and intimate show which I always like because it is easier to talk with attendees and answer questions. Plus your odds are increased for all the freebies, include free books! Here's a taste of what you missed.   More »

Securing Windows PowerShell

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 by Don Jones
 Do you know how PowerShell can be used against you? Do you know the safest settings, and the ways to make scripting both possible AND secure? Do you know how your PowerShell profiles - even if you haven't made one - can be used as an insertion point for malware, if PowerShell is configured incorrectly?  Well, I'll be happy to tell you. I'm doing an entire session on Windows PowerShell security, in fact, at TechMentor San Francisco next month (March). I've gotten the conference to offer almost $700 off the price of a Gold Passport full-access registration - just register…   More »