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Lock it up!
A lawyer hardly needs reminding that keeping client communications secure is an expectation and duty. For that, it’s still surprising how many attorneys and/or staff do not lock up their computers when going to be away from their desks for more than a few minutes. While it may seem an annoyance to have to lock and unlock your computer (or any device for that matter!) – it’s a good habit to form so here are some keyboard shortcuts for making the securing process as easy as can be:
Quickly Lock A PC
Look for the Windows key on your keyboard. Pressing Windows + L (the L key – as in LOCK) will lock your system right away, requiring a password to log in again.
Quickly Lock a Mac
On macOS use Cmd + Option + Power to log off. On the latest revision of macOS (High Sierra) you can lock the screen (rather than log off) by using the shortcut Cmd + Ctrl + Q.