Posts Tagged information security

Sharing a computer

You probably couldn’t imagine sleeping in the bed somebody else slept in just minutes before, or eating off the same plate somebody else just finished with. Yet all sorts of people share computers using the same account. They see other people’s messes on the desktop. They can

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Smartphones improving, making choice tougher

This is the first article in a two-part series. Smartphone operating systems as a discussion topic can sometimes prove as inflammatory as religion and politics. Arguments seem prompted, at least in part, by marketing as the major manufacturers battle for greater share of the lucrative business smartphone

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Facebook spam

Anybody who has had email for any length of time has seen plenty of spam. Most of us have the protection of spam filters, so we minimize the time we take to figure out what’s legitimate and what’s not. Too bad Facebook doesn’t offer the same protection.

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A world of extras available to make your (WordPress) site better

If you build your law firm website using WordPress, you might find it doesn’t do everything you want it to out of the box. Fortunately, plug-ins and themes abound to fill in the gaps.

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Social networks at work – yes or no?

At many workplaces, debate rages over whether to allow Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the other usual suspects into the office. This debate can happen regardless of whether access has been granted or not. The InfoSec Institute shared an article with me that explains the good and bad

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Let MIT map your life

Ever wonder how much the folks at Google really know about your life? Intrepid researchers at MIT can help you find out.

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Thoughts on the humble web browser

Web browsers tend to reliably deliver the Internet most of the time. But sometimes people experience problems surfing the web. If other Internet-reliant applications, like Skype or a cloud backup program, work just fine, that may be a hint that the web browser may be wonky. Here’s

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A cost-effective way to build a business website

This article is the first of a two-part series. Part Two publication date TBA. WordPress, widely known as a blogging platform, is also the engine behind many law firm websites. Should you use WordPress to build your firm’s site?

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10 smartphone security tips

Ryan Fahey at InfoSec Institute sent me an article about security tips for Android phones. After I read it, I realized the title of the article implies a scope much narrower than the article offers. The tips in this article go beyond just Android – they apply to

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Pulling text out of PDFs

My favorite way to research is to ask questions of subject matter experts. They take you right to the core of a topic and help you consider angles you didn’t know about. My second-favorite way to research is to read documents online and pull text from them

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