Linked – Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices
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Linked – Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices

This may not be bad for a lot of people, not just lawyers. “Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Steven Puiszis, the firm’s general counsel for privacy, security and compliance, described the precautions taken by lawyers at many large law firms. They typically require lawyers to take “burner” laptops and phones with them that don’t contain client…

Linked – Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi
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Linked – Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi

Gotta be careful with that hotel wifi. Wouldn’t want hackers to target you and figure out what sites you’re surfing from your hotel room. 😉 “Messages contain a malicious document “Hotel_Reservation_From.doc” containing a macro which if successfully executed, decodes and deploys GameFish — which researchers describe as APT28’s signature malware. Once GameFish is installed on…

The NFL’s Claims About Metadata in the Ezekiel Elliott Case
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The NFL’s Claims About Metadata in the Ezekiel Elliott Case

I’m not going to get into whether the 6 game suspension was fair or not, or the criminal investigation that was dropped, etc. At least not here. I do, however, want to thank Deadspin for being one of the only sports sites to not just repeat verbatim what the NFL had to say about the…

Linked – Here’s What The Sarahah App Is, Because You’re Probably Like “WTF Is This?
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Linked – Here’s What The Sarahah App Is, Because You’re Probably Like “WTF Is This?

When I first saw someone post this app to Facebook, my immediate thought was, really? Is this a good idea? 4. Couldn’t this be used for bullying? UM, DUH. 5. Seriously, right? An anonymous thing where you can write to a person? Sounds bad. Well, it says “Leave a constructive message :)” at the top…

Linked – Why men are struggling with work-related mental health problems
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Linked – Why men are struggling with work-related mental health problems

This is a pretty sad reality, but I know from working in what is a competitive industry, law, that asking for help would probably be seen by many as a sign of weakness. Worryingly, the survey revealed that many men find themselves unable to speak to their bosses about the impact that work is having on…

Linked – Best practices for passwords updated after original author regrets his advice
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Linked – Best practices for passwords updated after original author regrets his advice

Yeah, so everything you know about passwords? It might be wrong…. “Burr’s eight-page password document, titled “NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A,” advised people to use irregular capitalization, special characters, and at least one numeral. That might result in a password like “P@ssW0rd123!” While that may make it seem secure on the surface (neglecting, of…