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ReasonLabs Cyberpedia
Discover the fundamental cybersecurity concepts, terms and topics affecting consumers today in ReasonLabs’ Cyberpedia
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Hardening

Hardening' within cybersecurity refers to the process of securing a system by reducing its surface of vulnerability. The vulnerable area is, by default, larger when a system performs more functions i.e. a single-function system is more secure than a multipurpose sysem.

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Hardware

Hardware' within technology refers to any physical part of the device e.g. your computer screen, tablet, laptop or mobile phone.

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Honeypots

A honeypot (also known as a 'honeytoken') is a cybersecurity mechanism designed to lure cyber criminals away from legitimate targets. Honeypots are also used to gather intelligence about the identity, methods and motivations of adversaries, in order for security response teams to observe and learn from the attacker's techniques.

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HTTPS

Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol), which is the primary protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website. HTTPS is encrypted in order to increase security of data transfer, and secures the communication between two systems e.g. the browser and the web server.This is particularly important when users transmit sensitive data e.g. financial transactions, bank details, user credentials and other private information.

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