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Facebook Goes on the Offense on Passwords

It's pretty awesome that Facebook is doing this, and I hope more companies will follow suit.

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Q: Doesn’t My Password Protect My Computer?

A: No. There are basically two “doors” to your computer. Your password only protects one.

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Dropbox Wasn’t Hacked, but You Should Probably Change Your Password

Dropbox says the login information being passed around are actually from other services for which the users used the same usernames and passwords.

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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.

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How the Government Might Circumvent iOS 8 Security

Orin Kerr points out that the government might not be willing to accept a scenario where Apple cannot respond to government warrants.

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Apple: “it’s not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants”

Starting with iOS 8, according to Apple’s newly-updated privacy statement your photos, messages and attachments, email, contacts, call history, iTunes content, notes, and reminders are “placed under the protection of your passcode.”

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Update Now: Internet Explorer Security Flaw Can Be Exploited by Malicious Websites

On Saturday, Microsoft announced a zero-day1 security flaw that affects all versions of Internet Explorer. Here’s how it works.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.