If you use assistive technology, such as a screen reader for the visually impaired, and you are shopping for anti-virus software, here are some resources you might consider:
A blog follower also suggested
Comparitech. If you know someone who can benefit from these resources, please pass them on.
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We all know that securing our law firms and protecting client information is our ethical duty. Thus, the continuing focus on security at this year’s ABA TECHSHOW. Among the topics:
Of course, there were the usual reminders: don’t use unsecured WiFi, don’t click without thinking, watch out for keyloggers when using public computers, and use strong (and unique) pass phrases for all accounts.
Even so, reminders don’t hurt. And we need to stay on top of trends like
how to secure your phone when traveling or Internet-connected printers, TVs, baby monitors, or appliances that may be spying on us.
So get a cup of coffee or tea, and take five with me. Check out these “best of” summaries of what the experts at TECHSHOW shared:
For more summaries of 2018 ABA TECHSHOW tips, advice, apps, websites, and other useful resources for lawyers,
see my main Wakelet page.
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A reader recently recommended I revisit the subject of random password generators, many of which also log passwords for us. Everyone seems to know about LastPass, but are there any other options?
TechRadar and PC Magazine have done the work for us. LastPass topped both lists for “best password generator of 2017,” followed by DashLane. Also worth your consideration: Which is the best?
It depends on what you want the password generator to do. For example,
RoboForm also serves as a digital wallet and form filler – helping you securely complete online forms. If your top priority is free, look at KeePass, but remember the features are limited. For a side-by-side comparison of cost and what each option offers, see the PC Magazine post. Once you’ve narrowed your choices down, check out TechRadar, which has more in-depth reviews.
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Yesterday the Oregon Attorney General shared important
advice about the Equifax data breach. Here are the key takeaways:
visit the Equifax website to determine if your information has been compromised. not Check your credit report.
Place a freeze on your credit.
Place a fraud alert in your credit file.
File your taxes as early as possible.
Visit identitytheft.gov to learn more.
Read the full post, including AG Rosenblum’s reasoning for avoiding the Equifax website,
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This would be good advice any day of the week! But whether you follow it or not, you soon won’t have a choice when it comes to the
Oregon State Bar and Professional Liability Fund websites. In Case You Missed It
In the August edition of bar news, the
OSB announced that all passwords will be reset this fall. Lawyers, law librarians, and others who have access to the OSB member site will be required to create new passwords “that meet modern security standards.”
PLF website uses the same login as the OSB, access to the PLF will also be affected. Get More Information
The bar will post more information about the password reset on their
website. An all-member email is expected to go out in mid-September. What You Should Do Now
Nothing. Being aware of the change is enough at this point. Passwords cannot be updated in advance. When the member email goes out it will include directions on how and when to reset your password.
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