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Came across hardentools from securitywithoutboarders github is it nessasary ?


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#1 dallae1

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:40 AM

So, I came across this tool from twitter but is it necessary for ordinary folks like us ? Or do you guys think its a overkill?

 

Link to tweet in question : https://twitter.com/swborders/status/931161839467102209

 

Link to the tool:  https://github.com/securitywithoutborders/hardentools/releases/tag/v1.0



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:53 AM

Hardentools

WARNING: This is just an experiment, it is not meant for public distribution yet. Also, this tool disables a number of features, including of Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and Windows, that might cause malfunctions to certain applications. Use this at your own risk.

Please note: the modifications made by Hardentools are exclusively contextual to the Windows user account used to run the tool from. In case you want Hardentools to change settings for other Windows users as well, you will have to run it from each one of them logged in.

What this tool does NOT

  • It does NOT prevent software from being exploited.
  • It does NOT prevent the abuse of every available risky feature.
  • It is NOT an Antivirus. It does not protect your computer. It doesn't identify, block, or remove any malware.
  • It does NOT prevent the changes it implements from being reverted. If malicious code runs on the system and it is able to restore them, the premise of the tool is defeated, isn't it?

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