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When installing software or hardware that requires a username and password, make certain that you use a secure username and password. In particular, always change the default settings and use a strong password.
New hardware is frequently supplied with a default username and password already set up.
Strong passwords are a vital part of network security. A strong password is one that:
The default security policy in Windows XP Professional and Windows 2003 restricts the use of accounts which have a blank password.
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