Strengthening Criminal Laws Proposed by Tony Rushin Bad guys beware! Tuesday the TechAmerica Foundation published a series of recommendations on how to best expand and promote cloud computing.  We are moving inevitably toward the cloud but one of the biggest things holding it back – and it should be – is security. My tips for…

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Know Your Enemies by Tony Rushin In previous blogs I highlighted the perils of phishing – particularly spear-phishing – and provided tips to battle these bad guys who use phishing to trick you in order to get your userid and password.  Phishing is the most common tactic used in on-line identity theft but in the…

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14 Members of Anonymous Arrested by Tony Rushin Today I was going to launch a blog series on “the big 4” of malicious software (admittedly, I live in a weird world) but with this news from two days ago I’m going to temporarily put that series on hold. We got some bad guys!  As reported…

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As I stated in my last blog, Password Safe was recommended at the ABA Techshow 2011 Conference – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation by Dominic Jaar, National Leader for Information Management & E-Discovery at KPMG Canada.  I’ve been using Password Safe for a few weeks; it has performed great. Password Safe is a simple-to-use…

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Simple, Effective Tips if you Suspect a Spear-Phishing Email by Tony Rushin Let’s say you’ve got a spear-phishing email in your inbox despite the efforts of your firewall, spam filter and anti-virus software.  What do you do?  Mark Rasch, Director of Network Security for Computer Science Corp., sums it up with these 3 tips: “Rule…

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Let’s be Careful Out There by Tony Rushin The bad guys are computer hackers.  Their strategies are well organized, targeted and focused.  Some of their trickiest tactics are known as phishing.  The incidents of phishing attacks are growing in quantity, sophistication and, unfortunately, effectiveness. A June 27th Bloomberg article highlights several recent attacks, the sophistication…

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150+ Legal Administrators and their guests expected on August 17th by Tony Rushin The Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (AALA) was officially founded in 1977 and is now a vibrant organization with over 220 members and has earned the highest distinction – Platinum – in the national ALA organization’s Presidents’ Award of…

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There are many reasons to invest in an online backup/recovery solution. It will save you the horror and many headaches you’re likely to experience if you were to lose every file and photo on your computer. Don’t think this could happen to you? This situation is more common than you think. Be prepared with a…

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