Advice 1: How to set local security policy

To protect information in the computer programs usually use-firewalls. However, in Windows OS there are rules for customizing your working environment to improve safety. These rules are called security policies. If used correctly, the risk of security breach is significantly reduced.
How to set local security policy
Instruction
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If your computer has Windows XP, from the start menu select "Programs" then "administrative tools". Select the snap-in "Local policy security". You will need to configure policies account policies and local policies to prevent unauthorized access to your computer.
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Open the icon "password Policy". On the right side of the screen under "Policy" you will see a list of settings you can change. To complicate the task of attackers guessing the password on logon, enable the "Password must meet complexity requirements".
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Right click on item and choose the command "Properties". In the tab "local security" switch in the "on" position. To learn what requirements will apply to the password, go to the tab "explain this setting".
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In principle, a brute-force attack can disclose any code – the question is how much time it will take. If the login password from time to time, the chances of the hackers to hack the system will be significantly reduced. Use the setting "Maximum password age". If you set this parameter to 0, the code will operate unlimited time. The validity period can be set from 1 day to 999. Wise to change your password once a month.
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In order to prevent continuous use of the same code, use the option "Require unique passwords". The value can be from 1 to 24. It defines the number of passwords tied to a specific account.
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However, if users do not want all the time to remember new passwords, they can return the old code. To prevent this, use the option "Minimum password age". Set a time limit within which to act a password. If the parameter value is 0, change the code can be immediately.
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Expand the "Policy account lockout". "Lockout Threshold" you can set the number of attempts to enter a password to log in. Using the value of "account Lockout" and "Reset lockout counter...", determine how long the user can retry to log in.
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If the information is critical, you can set the unlock manually by the network administrator. This will set "account Lockout..." a value of 0.
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In the group "Local policies" select "user rights Assignment" to determine the possibility of groups of participants to take actions that may affect the security of your computer.
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Activate the item "Settings security". Here you can enable or disable the use of removable media and drives for different groups of users, access account information, "Guest", installing drivers and SOFTWARE, etc.
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To run the policies of security in Windows 7, press Win+R to call Run dialog. In the line of the open box, type secpol.msc. You can do it another way. From the menu "start" call the search bar and type in "Local policy security".

Advice 2: How to configure the microphone in Skype in Windows 7

Today, Skype is one of the most popular ways of communication. With it, you can not only see but hear his interlocutor. Moreover, thanks to mobile Internet you can use Skype on the road. Indeed, many modern laptops have integrated webcam. To begin using Skype, you need to connect to a computer microphone.
How to configure the microphone in Skype in Windows 7
You will need
  • - computer with Windows 7.
Instruction
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Before you start to configure the microphoneand you have to make sure that all the necessary sound drivers are installed on your system. Otherwise, the microphone simply will not work.
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The MIC connects to the Jack located on the rear panel of the computer. On some system units this kind of nest can also be located on the front wall. However, it may not always be working because that is simply not plugged into the computer motherboard. So if after connecting the microphoneand the front panel the system does not recognize, it is best to connect the device to the connector, which is located on the rear panel of the system unit.
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Once the microphone is connected, click "start" and select "control Panel". In control panel click on "Sound".
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A window will appear configure the sound equipment. In this window, select the "Recording" tab. Then go to the tab "Levels". Pull the slider from the original position to the right. You can leave the slider somewhere in the middle of the strip. Also in the "Record" if necessary, you can configure other operating parameters of the microphone.
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Then you need to configure the microphone is directly in the Skype program. If you have not yet installed this program, it should download and install on your computer. Also, you must have your own Skype account. Start Skype program and login to your account.
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On the toolbar, select "Calls", then go to "sound settings". In the "Microphone" should display the microphonethat you have connected to your computer. You can configure the settings of this device.
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After selecting all the settings if necessary, you can test your microphone. To do this in the program menu and select "Make test call" and test the settings of the device.
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