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Harden the world is a community driven project to develop hardening guidelines and checklists for common software and devices.
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About the project

Every day many people, including me, waste time googling for procedures, configurations and a way to harden their services. So I created Harden the World in the hope to start a community project focused on developing common guidelines and best practices to deploy secure configurations. This repository contains hardening guidelines for devices, applications and OSs.

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Every kind of contribution is really appreciated! Feature requests, suggestions, fixes or documentation contributions are welcome. Please send a patch with your contribution using Github pull requests or just get in touch with me.


Please send questions, comments, suggestions or rants to (@jekil).


Harden the world project is licensed: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
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