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Understanding and auditing WMI

If you’re a cyber security enthusiast, you’ve probably heard a lot about Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) lately. There’s a good reason why this topic has gained popularity, however, this technology has been integrated into Windows operating systems for over 20 years now. In this blog post, we will delve into how WMI works, the risks resulting from misuse, and how to audit it with NXLog. A standardization effort The first thing to clarify about WMI is that it’s not a Windows-only technology.