Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Email
How the ABA addresses email communication and how it affects lawyers' duty of attorney-client confidentiality.
Social Engineering May Be a Greater Threat to Client Files Than “Hackers”
After reading super-hacker Kevin Mitnick‘s book, Ghost in the Wires, about his escapades leading up to his imprisonment for hacking, what struck me was how much of his “hacking” was really social engineering. Quite often, Mitnick just called someone on the phone and asked them for what he needed, up to and including root account […]
Q: Doesn’t My Password Protect My Computer?
A: No. There are basically two “doors” to your computer. Your password only protects one.
How To Secure Your Google Account Data
It is more important than ever to remain diligent about your security. Thankfully, Google provides a number of security options, and you can take matters into your own hands.
NSA Surveillance Made Us Safer — and Police Departments Are Pissed
As a result of NSA surveillance, Apple has locked government out of iPhones, and Google is planning to do the same with Android phones.
The Government Can Still Get Plenty of Information from Apple
As I pointed out last week, the new iOS security features are great, but they are hardly a panacea.
How to Share Files with Clients
Let’s say you have got a document with sensitive information in it, and you need to send a copy to your client or to opposing counsel. What is the best way to do that?
Your USB Ports Are Not Safe
It turns out that USB devices — all of them — have a fundamental flaw that allow a malicious hacker to take over your computer and infect any other USB device that is plugged into it.
Encrypt Your Phone Calls with Signal for iPhone and RedPhone for Android
Signal and RedPhone offer easy-to-use call encryption to iPhone and Android users.
Is Evernote Secure Enough for Client Data?
The other day on the MILO list, someone said they were exploring using Evernote to manage client files. I responded that I do not think it is a good idea. Here are my reasons.
Passwords: a User Guide for Lawyers and Law Firms
Good passwords are essential to data security, and this article has everything you need to know about creating and keeping track of good passwords.
Heartbleed: What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know
What the Heartbleed security breach really means for lawyers and law firms, without too much techno-jargon or over-use of dumbed-down metaphor.
The Internet: a Primer for Lawyers and Everyone Else
"If you don't have a basic understanding of the technology you entrust with your clients' information … I think you probably are not competent to represent anyone."
Viivo Secures Your Client Files in the Cloud
Viivo’s security looks rock-solid. Your data is encrypted before it leaves your computer, and you keep the encryption keys. To be frank, I'm sold.
Yes, the NSA is Intercepting Attorney-Client Communications
"NSA has afforded, and will continue to afford, appropriate protection to privileged attorney-client communications acquired during its lawful foreign intelligence mission."