You really need to look out for msdb security

So msdb, we don’t really think about it that much right? We know it holds the metadata for our Jobs and Schedules, also some good info on page corruptions, as well as backups, and much more. But how often do we think about it’s security? You may already know that the Guest user is enabled…


xp_cmdshell – Naming, Shaming and Taming

I think most people dealing with SQL Server understand that xp_cmdshell can be a bit of a security hole if not used correctly. But… how do you know it is being used appropriately? Wouldn’t it be a nice feature to be able to see exactly who is using xp_cmdshell, when and why? You can with…