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HP 1035nr - Mini - Atom 1.6 GHz User Manual: Security Protecting The Device; Using Passwords

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Security
Protecting the device
Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the non-Windows Setup
Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks.
Follow the procedures in this chapter to use the following features:
Passwords
Firewall software
Critical security updates
NOTE:
Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents, but they may not deter software attacks
or prevent the device from being mishandled or stolen.
NOTE:
Before you send your device for service, remove all password settings.
Device risk
Unauthorized use of the device
Unauthorized access to data
Unauthorized access to Setup Utility, BIOS settings, and other
system identification information
Ongoing or future threats to the device
Unauthorized access to a Windows user account
Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your device information. Several types
of passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information. Passwords
can be set in Windows or in the non-Windows Setup Utility preinstalled on the device.
CAUTION:
passwords are not displayed as they are set, changed, or deleted, it is essential to record each password
immediately and store it in a secure place.
To prevent being locked out of the device, record each password you set. Because most
Security feature
QuickLock
Power-on password
Firewall software
Windows updates
Administrator password
Critical security updates from Microsoft
User password
Protecting the device
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