security

Be Careful Choosing a VPN (Obviously)

When you choose a VPN provider, you are choosing to trust that provider with any unencrypted information you send over that VPN.

Lawyers, Airports, and Wi-Fi Security

These lawyers did good work under pressure. I don't want to take away from that. But the unfortunate reality is that someone may have been watching every keystroke.

Practice Management Software Two-Factor Authentication

In order to keep your data secure, you should be using two-factor authentication. Here is a list of law practice management software programs that offer it.

Amazon Echo Is Both Useful and Risky For Lawyers

Amazon's Echo device, which you command with your voice, can be a great tool for lawyers, but it can also be a huge risk.

Signal is a Free, Secure, Easy-to-Use Client Communication Tool

Signal might be the most convenient tool yet for communicating securely with clients.

What It Could Look like When Someone Is Stealing Your Phone Number

Would you notice if someone were taking over your phone number? Here's what it could look like.

Weekend Project: Encrypt Your Phone and Tablet

It will take less than a minute to do it right now, and then you can feel productive all weekend.

Windows 10 Is Collecting a Ton of Your Data for No Good Reason

Windows 10 collects a lot of data about how you use your computer and where. It shouldn't, and it doesn't have to.

How Legal Software Companies Protect Client Data in the Cloud

What about the companies to which we entrust our clients' information? Do they take confidentiality as seriously as lawyers and clients do?

Your Smart Locks and Smart Thermostats Are Definitely Not Smart, Security-Wise

The Internet of Things—everyday objects like locks and thermostats that interface with your smartphone and your home network—remains ridiculously insecure.

Stop Changing Your Password All the Time

You should be free of the tyranny of changing your passwords all the time. Research shows it may make things much less secure.

Is Skype Safe for Attorney-Client Communication?

Skype, Microsoft's video, audio, and messaging platform, is shifting away from a peer-to-peer network and will run in the cloud. Here's why that might not be a great thing for you and your clients who want to use that app to communicate with you.

How to Recognize a Risky Email

There are a number of different types of risky emails. Here's how to recognize—and arm yourself against—some of them.

Thanks to Google, You May Never Need a Password Again

The good news: Google is working on a project that could eliminate the need to use passwords. The bad news: it involves learning pretty much everything about you.

4 Ways to Secure Your Clients’ Information

So what are reasonable efforts when it comes to your clients’ information stored on your computer? You have to make an effort, obviously. But how much effort is so unreasonable that you don’t have to make it?