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Harden

1. To secure a computer system to make it more likely to withstand an attack from a hacker.

2. See: Hard asset.
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2 : to make or become hardy or strong <Years of tough work had hardened his muscles.
Figure 3 shows the significant amount of wear after only 15,000 cycles on a hardened steel torpedo without treatment versus virtually no wear on a hardened steel torpedo treated with Vickersil after 600,000 cycles.
If the tubes are blocked by hardened sand you'll need to remove them from the bird to break up the sand to get it out.
Softened somewhat by the tentative beginning of social programs under the New Deal, it was still a hardened America that fought.
It was observed that some of the pastes became a hardened mass when left in test tubes for a few hours.
com), a supplier of fiber optics, network equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice networks, has announced the Avidia 2200, a compact, environmentally hardened DSLAM designed to deliver advanced data services to business and residential customers served by a digital loop carrier (DLC).
After an extraordinarily long soft-market cycle, the insurance market has hardened, with reinsurers mandating increases across the board and underwriters finally pricing coverages more realistically.
VC770 and VG771 are well-suited for turning hardened alloy steels, hardened tool steels, case hardened tool steels, and for interrupted cutting applications on hardened steels at or above 45Rc.
It offers a number of advantages, including low cost and low environmental impact; easy integration into high-volume production systems; short cycle times; precise controllability; and it produces very little distortion in the workpiece, even when a feature is only partially hardened.
Long grooves are always hardened either by nitriding or, for more abrasive resins, by coating them with tungsten carbide.
Over time, the hardened lava resisted erosion, and the displaced rivers ate away at the softer rock on either side of the deposits.