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5 Top Password Tips for Lawyers

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on June 08, 2016 12:58 PM

This weekend, it was revealed that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and tech titan, had one of the worst passwords ever. It was "dadada." And he used it across multiple sites. If the Zuck can't be bothered to make even a half decent password, can lawyers?

Yes! In fact, basic password security isn't even that hard. And you can have unique, hard-to-crack passwords without drowning in password glut. To help you out, here's some of our top password security advice, from the FindLaw archives.

1. LinkedIn Was Hacked: Here's How to Protect Yourself

This is the hack that may have revealed the Zuck's (terrible) password. In 2012, LinkedIn was hacked. At first, it seemed like only a few million passwords were stolen. But no. A few weeks ago, it was revealed that the emails and passwords of almost every LinkedIn user were compromised. Here's how you can protect yourself better than Zuckerberg.

2. Top 3 Password Managers for Your Law Practice

You can't keep track of 17 different passwords, particularly when they're virtually impossible to break random combinations of letters, numbers, and special characters. But guess what? You don't have to. A simple password management program can make sure that you have strong passwords for all your accounts and keep track of them for you. Every lawyer should use one.

3. It's Time to Get Rid of Passwords: 5 Alternatives to Password Security

Passwords are horrible. They're crackable, stealable, and very, very forgettable. A password manager can definitely help you out, but there are also developing technologies that could soon get rid of passwords altogether. Here's what you should know about them.

4. How to Keep Your Personally Identifiable Information Secure Online

Passwords aren't the only thing you want to protect. When it comes to personal information and the Internet, you'll want to keep things like your credit card information and social security number tightly under wraps. Here's how.

5. Tips for Safeguarding Client Information

Remember, it's not just your own info that you need to protect. As an attorney, you have a duty to safeguard confidential information relating to representation. Here's how.

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