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In cloud (say AWS), what is the difference b/w golden image and hardened image of OS?

"Golden image" is derived from the older "golden master" for mass duplication - that is, the thing which all the duplicates are made from. "Hardened" in this context ...
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In cloud (say AWS), what is the difference b/w golden image and hardened image of OS?

This is very context dependent, but at a high-level: A golden OS image is designed for general purpose use, and likely has a bunch of general purpose tools installed. It's (hopefully!) kept up to ...
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