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How Recent is Your Mobile Backup?

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If your office smartphone or tablet were to "brick," or no longer work, could you recover data to a new device?

Many iPhone and Android owners recently found themselves answering this question because of bad updates, bugs and repairs. Users who maintained iPhone or Android backups on a regular basis were able to quickly bounce back, but those who didn’t were not as lucky.

If you are planning to download the latest manufacturer update, be sure to check if your mobile device is eligible for software updates (Android or iPhone), has enough space (Android or iPhone), has a backup in several locations (cloud, hard drive, external drive) and properly downloads the update (Android or iPhone).

Contact pmap@scbar.org for information or assistance.

E-FAIL IN EMAIL

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If you currently use email to communicate with clients via PGP/GPG or S/MIME for encryption, those emails may not be secure.

However, while several critical vulnerabilities were discovered in email, technology experts are saying don’t panic.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recommends users disable and/or uninstall tools that automatically decrypt PGP-encrypted email and/or use alternative end-to-end secure channels. Experts also recommend including client disclaimers in lawyer emails. EFF reports that this is a temporary stopgap until more information is publicly available and known.

Follow EFF for updates or contact pmap@scbar.org with questions or additional information.

Don’t miss the Solo & Small Firm Half-Price Seminar

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Become a member of the Solo & Small Firm Section and take part in the Law Practice Management and Technology for the Small Firm seminar on June 22 for half off the registration price. Topics include the paperless office, cybersecurity and marketing. A networking lunch is included. Membership in the Section is just $20 and includes access to the Section’s popular listserv. For information on how to join the Section, go to www.scbar.org/solo or contact Emily Worley at emily.worley@scbar.org. Register for the conference (live or webcast) online.