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There’s More You Can Do! Try It! 1— Password Protect Your Database The encryption tool in Office Access 2007 makes your data unreadable by other tools, and it forces users to enter a password to use the data- base. You can encrypt—scramble data in such a way that it is unread- able to all but those who have the password—a database when you need to conceal data and prevent unwanted users from opening your data- base. In this manner, you can control who has access to your database and thereby protect sensitive data. For example, the Port Florida Community College registrar must protect the database of student grades at the college. The first step is to encrypt your database by setting a password in the Set Database Password dialog box. To do this, you must open the database in Exclusive mode. The second step is to set the actual password. Use strong passwords that combine uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. An example of a strong password is Y5wm!e7r49yh . An example of a weak password is college . A password should be at least 8 characters or more in length, 14 or more characters is better. The third and final step is to open and decrypt the database. In other
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