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    application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all other applications from running.

  • S

    sandbox

    In general, a sandbox is an isolated computing environment used by software developers to test new programming code.

  • sheepdip (sheep dipping or a footbath)

    In computers, a sheepdip (or, variously, sheep dipping or a footbath) is the checking of media, usually diskettes or CD-ROMs, for viruses before they are used in a computer or network.

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    two-factor authentication (2FA)

    Two-factor authentication (2FA), often referred to as two-step verification, is a security process in which the user provides two authentication factors to verify they are who they say they are.

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    zero-day exploit

    A zero-day exploit is one that takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes generally known...(Continued)

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