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OS hardening

Making an operating system more secure. It often requires numerous actions such as configuring system and network components properly, deleting unused files and applying the latest patches. There are hardening checklists available for popular operating systems that administrators can follow. See system hardening.



system hardening

Making a user's computer more secure. It ensures that the latest patches to operating systems, Web browsers and other vulnerable applications are automatically applied. It may also include the disabling of file sharing as well as establishing login passwords. See OS hardening.



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