Posts Tagged information security

Passwords for polyglots

Consider these basic cybersecurity tips: Create strong passwords for your computing devices and online services, like bank and social media accounts. Regularly change your passwords (e.g. once ever 3 months) This might sound like an annoying habit to need to develop, but you can make it interesting,

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What the end of XP means for your firm

A 2002-vintage PC of mine resides in my parent’s basement. My dad boots it to check Italian newspaper websites, then shuts it down when he’s done. That PC runs Windows XP, which is fine for him. But lawyers whose computer use extends beyond my dad’s need to

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My website has been "unhacked"

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched my website go from a spam-redirect hell to a properly linking website once again. Yes, I’m relieved.

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Wearable technology raising many legal concerns

Towards the end of the dystopian 2013 satire The Circle, by Dave Eggers, the protagonist wears a front-facing wearable camera and microphone device that livestreams (except for bathroom breaks) her every waking moment to millions of followers. In the real world, Toronto Police Services recently announced a

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Creating better passwords

I just checked out the meaning of the word “entropy” and here’s one of the definitions I found: lack of order or predictability

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My website has been hacked

Here’s how I found out my WordPress-based website was hacked. One day in January 2014, I had to find an article on my website. I’m a freelance journalist, among other things, and I republish most of my articles on my website once they’re no longer in the

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Who watches your browsing?

Thanks to people like Edward Snowden, more people understand how little privacy we actually have these days. Yet few people realize how many “trackers” follow their every click as they browse the Internet. That’s where people like a team at the Emily Carr University of Art +

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Permanently deleting computer files

2013 was an “interesting” year in Toronto municipal politics. For months, Mayor Rob Ford denied May allegations of crack cocaine use. He had to – media reports claimed that somebody shot a video of him smoking crack. Those allegations lasted until October, when Toronto police reported that

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To make sense of big data, look inward

Having difficulty understanding big data? Don’t examine it on the Internet. Instead, look at your own company’s version of it. From e-mail systems to invoicing to accounts payable to text messaging to document sharing to HR, the list of disparate systems on which a business relies can

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Smartphones offer lawyers many options

Last time in this space, we covered security, IT support, keyboards and email features offered on Android, Apple, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones. Here in the second part, we’ll cover other business features that help lawyers work on the go.

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