'Branding' your computer
'Branding' or fingerprinting allows personalised information to be
stored in part of the computer's permanent memory. It is easily
done using the Apricot Electronic Fingerprinting application, which
will start up when the computer has finished setting up Windows
95. The application will open every time you switch on, until you
enter your personal details. These details will be displayed every
time the computer is switched on. It is intended that this
information includes your name, address and phone number so that
should your computer be stolen, it can be traced back to you.
The first time you use the Electronic Fingerprinting application a
unique 'fall-back' password will be displayed. This is a 12-digit
number and can be used, in an emergency, if you should forget your
password. You must therefore make a note of this number, this is
the only time you will ever see it. A page at the back of the manual
is provided for you to note it down.
2. If you have not yet 'branded' your computer it is advisable that you
do so before somebody else gains access to your computer and sets a
branding message and password which could then prevent you
having access to your own computer.
I n t e r n e t a n d s e c u r i t y
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