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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
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Law Practice Management Tip of the Week

Need help creating a strong password? Keep your passwords fresh

 

Do you keep your passwords on sticky notes on your wall?  Are they stored in a file on your computer titled “Passwords?” Needless to say, those are not "strong password" systems. Strong passwords contain letters, numbers, and symbols, but not any recognizable words from the dictionary. It takes some thought to create strong passwords, the best of which are based on a phrase rather than a single word. For a few password selection tips plus a rating of the strength of your proposed password, go to the SecurityStats.com Web site. Once you've settled upon a secure password, set an expiration date. The more critical the data you are protecting (such as documents and financial data kept on your office workstations or server), the more frequently your password should be changed.

For more helpful tips, join the MBA's Law Practice Management Section. Call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 to join.

To learn more about the Law Practice Management Section, contact co-chairs, Alan J. Klevan or Rodney Dowell.
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