Everybody today is concerned about computer security. And rightly so.
But, thanks to Microsoft’s PowerShell, we can equip ourselves with a vital defense mechanism right out of the box. This article introduces a straightforward PowerShell script that aids in identifying your computer’s communication channels, all without requiring additional run-time installations.
This subject of computer security pops up in casual conversation more and more. For example, whenever people are behind their computers, they ask themself a question: is somebody else uninvitedly connected to my computer? A simple command
netstat in the command prompt window can give you an answer.
But, of course, when you work inside a secure network, many tools perform intrusion detection and can answer this question, but what if you are at home? You have no monitoring tools; should you just give up and be at the mercy of cyber criminals? There is still you can do. In this short post, I will show you how to monitor your PC’s internet connections and check if they are legit. I’m providing a simple PowerShell script that will help you to identify whom your computer is talking to.
Advanced users can achieve the same result more elegantly (in my opinion, PowerShell is a bit too chatty) by using modern programming languages like Python or, for example, C#. Still, they require a run-time installed on your computer. At the same time, everything you need to run PowerShell scripts is coming right out of the box.
God bless Microsoft 🙂