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HP Compaq 2210b User Manual: Creating A Secure Password; Hp Protecttools Backup And Restore; Backing Up Credentials And Settings

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Creating a secure password

When creating passwords, you must first follow any specifications that are set by the program. In
general, however, consider the following guidelines to help you create strong passwords and reduce
the chances of your password being compromised:
Use passwords with more than 6 characters, preferably more than 8.
Mix the case of letters throughout your password.
Whenever possible, mix alphanumeric characters and include special characters and punctuation
Substitute special characters or numbers for letters in a key word. For example, you can use the
number 1 for letters I or L.
Combine words from 2 or more languages.
Split a word or phrase with numbers or special characters in the middle, for example,
Do not use a password that would appear in a dictionary.
Do not use your name for the password, or any other personal information, such as birth date, pet
names, or mother's maiden name, even if you spell it backwards.
Change passwords regularly. You might change only a couple of characters that increment.
If you write down your password, do not store it in a commonly visible place very close to the
Do not save the password in a file, such as an e-mail, on the computer.
Do not share accounts or tell anyone your password.

HP ProtectTools Backup and Restore

HP ProtectTools Backup and Restore provides a convenient and quick way to back up and restore
credentials from all supported HP ProtectTools modules.

Backing up credentials and settings

You can back up credentials in the following ways:
Use the HP ProtectTools Backup Wizard to select and back up HP ProtectTools modules
Back up preselected HP ProtectTools modules
Schedule backups
Chapter 1 Introduction to security
You must set backup options before you can use this method.
You must set backup options before you can use this method.



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