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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 (computer security)

    A sandbox is an isolated testing environment that enables users to run programs or execute files without affecting the application, system or platform on which they run.

  • 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.

  • T

    two-factor authentication (2FA)

    Two-factor authentication (2FA), sometimes referred to as two-step verification or dual factor authentication, is a security process in which the user provides two different authentication factors to verify themselves to better protect both the user's credentials and the resources the user can access.

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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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