Lawyers Get Vigilant on Cybersecurity

As hackers step up attacks on law firms, attorneys are being forced to master a subject few of them studied in law school: Cybersecurity.

Lawyers, who increasingly rely on email, smartphones and other mobile devices to handle deals and other confidential matters, are being asked to encrypt messages, resist using free Wi-Fi connections, which can allow hackers to eavesdrop on communications, and regard even text messages as potential security threats.

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