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Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.

By at 6 August, 2014, 10:30 am

Keyboard and scopeSince late 2013 an insidious program that encrypts a users computer and then holds it for ransom unless the victim pays Hundreds  of dollars by Bitcoin has been spreading throughout the globe. Cryptolocker and its variants have become the bane of computers users worlwide.Once infected, users had 72 hours to pay the ransom or the price went up; however, even paying the ransom was no guarantee of getting a valid decryption key. The only other option that worked was to restore from a protected backup, which too many people didn't have. BBC news is reporting in its story Cryptolocker victims to get files back for free that security experts were able to infiltrate and capture the database of victims. If you are afflicted with Cryptolocker it may now be possible to get the decryption key needed to restore their files according to this story.

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Endings and New Beginnings…..

By at 12 July, 2014, 8:23 pm

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Picard Engage

I've been absent from these pages for a while and wanted to provide a brief update to everyone. For those that are not aware of it, my last day as the Practice Management Advisor of the State Bar of Wisconsin was on May 23, 2014. 

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FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day

By at 30 April, 2014, 9:19 am

green_eyed_monster_800_14504Here is a great video and post with steps on how to protect yourself form the IE moonster affecting ALL versions of IE  that has been making news this week. Steve Gibson created the inital steps but left out a few things. Terry Cole from Cole Informatics added these and created the video and post. If you're running Windows XP, you especially need to check this out. See it here

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New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in time for ABA TECHSHOW!

By at 24 March, 2014, 10:35 am

android logoABA TECHSHOW is fast approaching and in addition to all of the other sessions, there are a number of sessions for  Android users. And just in time for TECHSHOW, PCmag.com has come out with their new list of the Best 100 Android Apps. There are a number on the list that can make lawyers lives easier such as Anti-virus and security apps, secure text messaging and communication apps and more.  Check it out here. And don't forget to check out the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW sessions for Android including The Litigators Guide to Android, Practice Pointers: Android Settings & Customization to Up Productivity, Road Tested: Gear, Gadgets & Guides that Smooth the Bumps in the Practice Road  and 60 Apps & Widgets. ABA TECHSHOW takes place March 27-29, 2014 (this week) at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. 

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Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law?

By at 11 March, 2014, 3:42 pm

Data Breach Infographic

With the continuing onslaught of data breach stories, every lawyer should be aware whether their state has such a law on the books and what it requires in the event of a breach. The National Council of State Legislatures has compiled a chart of which states and territories have such laws and links to them as well.

 

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