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Cybercrime: Know your malware!

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Malware is classified by how it propagates itself or what it does. The names and a brief description of the common types of malware appear below: Viruses: Viruses are one of the most common types of malware. Like their biological namesakes, computer viruses propagate by making copies of themselves. When an infected program runs, the… Read More »

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How prepared are you for a cybercrime?

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Cybercrime is a real and present danger for law firms. All firms should work to understand the cybercrime risks they are exposed to and take steps to reduce the likelihood they will experience a data breach at the hands of cyber criminals. How prepared are you? To assess your cybercrime preparedness, see if you can… Read More »

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Would you take the bait in a phishing scam?

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“Phishing” is one of the most common scams that cyber criminals use because it can produce spectacular results with very little effort or expense on the part of the hacker. Phishing involves the use of an email, text message or phone call that appears to come from a trusted source or institution, vendor or company,… Read More »

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Five client types to watch out for – there be dangers in these relationships

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This article by Kathleen Waters, president and CEO of LAWPRO, originally appeared in the August 23, 2013 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Fraud attempts come in many different forms. Some schemes (often the more transparent ones) rely on a “volume” approach: target as many lawyers as possible in the hope… Read More »

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practicePRO Resource: Creating strong passwords

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The following is an excerpt from practicePRO’s Managing the Security and Privacy of Electronic Data in a Law Office booket. Creating “strong” passwords Create passwords that are harder to guess or figure out. These are called strong passwords and they are more difficult for password-cracking tools to determine. Password-cracking software uses one of three approaches:… Read More »

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