Posts Tagged ‘Windows Script Host’


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 »