Category Archives: Security

Windows Script Host

I heard from a sysadmin friend of mine that they have disabled windows script host on all their workstations to protect them from malware that exploits local scrips. This sounded interesting to me so I wanted to check it out. The Windows script host is responsible for running local scrips on your computer including JScript Continue Reading »

What is PGP Encryption

PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy and it is a public key encryption protocol. It is used for text communications like e-mail. It can encrypt a message so only the intended recipient can view the contents. PGP can also be used to sign a message and verify that it really did come from the person Continue Reading »