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Password Best Practices

Here are some suggestions for creating passwords to use with Universal Shield:

  • Use passwords with more than 6 characters, preferably more than eight.
  • Mix the case of letters throughout your password.
  • Mix alphanumeric characters and include special characters, where supported by the operating system, such as the ones above the number keys: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ -.
  • Change passwords regularly. You might change only a couple of characters that increment.
  • Do not use a password that would appear in a dictionary.
  • Do not use your name in the password, any dates (birthdates), vehicle license plates, pet names, mother's maiden name, etc.
  • Do not use network logins.
  • Do not write the password down and store it nearby the computer.
  • Do not save the password in a file, such as an e-mail, on your computer.
  • Do not share accounts or tell anyone your password.
  • If you forget your password, contact technical support. See "Universal Shield Support".

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Lock Folder XP is a new security tool that lets you lock your files, folders, and drives with your personal password.

Protect Folder: Lock USB drives and local folders on the fly by protecting them with your own password.

USB Security: Secure workstations or the entire network against unauthorized USB devices.

DiskBoost: Speed up disk operation with a secure virtual RAM disk.

Using Protect Folder 98, you can password-protect your files and folders from unauthorized access by other Windows 98/ME users.

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