Posted by: Margaret Rouse
|“When analyzing a compromised Windows system, investigators and system administrators can glean enormously useful information about attackers’ actions by looking through the Windows registry, a hierarchical database storing tens of thousands of settings on a Windows box.” — Ed Skoudis|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is registry key. In the Windows 98, CE, NT, and 2000 operating systems, a registry key is an organizational unit in the Windows registry. Registry keys are the HKEY folders you see when you run the line command “regedit.” Treat them with respect.