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PowerShell Constrained Language Mode

PowerShell Constrained Language Mode What is PowerShell Constrained Language? PowerShell Constrained Language is a language mode of PowerShell designed to support day-to-day administrative tasks, yet restrict access to sensitive language elements that can be used to invoke arbitrary Windows APIs ... continue reading

Defending Against PowerShell Attacks

The security industry is ablaze with news about how PowerShell is being used by both commodity malware and attackers alike. Surely there’s got to be a way to defend yourself against these attacks! There absolutely is. PowerShell is – by ... continue reading

Coming Soon – PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

At BUILD 2017, we announced the preview of Azure Cloud Shell supporting the Bash shell. We are adding PowerShell support to Azure Cloud Shell, which gives you a choice of shell to get work done. Sign-up today to participate in ... continue reading

OpenSSH Security Testing Kick Off

Over the past while, we’ve been very busy porting OpenSSH to Win32. We’ve been working with the OpenSSH community in our GitHub repository, and are nearing a point where we are taking steps to make it production ready. Security is ... continue reading

A Comparison of Shell and Scripting Language Security

PowerShell Security is a topic on everybody’s mind. Most of all – ours. As PowerShell has become more popular with Administrators, it has also become more popular for unauthorized administrators – also known as “Attackers”. In any operating system or ... continue reading

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 now in Microsoft Update Catalog

The Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 is now available in the Microsoft Update catalog for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1. These updates are listed in the catalog as KB3191564 and KB3191565. Those who use WSUS ... continue reading