Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:13 pm

haus wrote:
scifiguy wrote:Anyone have problems with the "catastrophic" Heartbleed bug just announced?

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/heartbleed-bug-to-do-list,news-18588.html

On a scale of 1-10, security expert says Heartbleed is an 11, affecting EVERYTHING/EVERYONE on the web.

Unless you know the specifics about a web site (what software they run and what their patch level is) you should assume that you secur communication with that site is simply not secure.

Hopefully major sites will patch soon, but getting honest/accurate/timely communications on this is likely going to be a challenge.


Feels like doomsday.

I do my web surfing only at school, so my home computer is very sheltered, but even then I'm worried. :roll:

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby haus » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:29 pm

scifiguy wrote:
Feels like doomsday.

I do my web surfing only at school, so my home computer is very sheltered, but even then I'm worried. :roll:

The big problem is that servers that are offering secure (https) connections can/will cough up data that is in their memory when asked. This could be anything that was passed in the session, including: username, password, account numbers.... anything that was being 'protected'.

If you have logged into anything over the Internet in the last week or two you should assume that the username and password have been compromised. Changing your password would be a good idea, but if the server you talk to has not yet been fixed, you are likely to be exposed yet again.

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby Balthy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:54 pm

So, exams are taken on laptops in class? Should I worry if my laptop is old and the battery doesn't last very long, or are there usually a good number of outlets in law school classrooms?

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby ph14 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Balthy wrote:So, exams are taken on laptops in class? Should I worry if my laptop is old and the battery doesn't last very long, or are there usually a good number of outlets in law school classrooms?


There are usually a good number of outlets in law school classrooms, especially for exams (when my school at least only fills room to maybe half capacity).

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Balthy wrote:So, exams are taken on laptops in class? Should I worry if my laptop is old and the battery doesn't last very long, or are there usually a good number of outlets in law school classrooms?

While most classrooms at most school have outlets at the desks, there are exceptions. You probably want to look into getting a new battery.

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:36 pm

haus wrote:
scifiguy wrote:
Feels like doomsday.

I do my web surfing only at school, so my home computer is very sheltered, but even then I'm worried. :roll:

The big problem is that servers that are offering secure (https) connections can/will cough up data that is in their memory when asked. This could be anything that was passed in the session, including: username, password, account numbers.... anything that was being 'protected'.

If you have logged into anything over the Internet in the last week or two you should assume that the username and password have been compromised. Changing your password would be a good idea, but if the server you talk to has not yet been fixed, you are likely to be exposed yet again.


Thanks, boss. Good advice. :D

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby First Offense » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:08 pm

Just got a second monitor.

Best purchase I've ever made. Great for outlining/watching Netflix.

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby SnakySalmon » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:07 pm

What happens if your laptop eats it during an exam? Do you have to handwrite the exam?

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby sublime » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:11 pm

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby ph14 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:17 pm

sublime wrote:
SnakySalmon wrote:What happens if your laptop eats it during an exam? Do you have to handwrite the exam?


Yea.


At my school they take you to the library to finish up [on a computer there], I think. They pause the clock while you are escorted over there. Never had it happen to me but i've seen it happen to people.

Edit: Inserted bracketed language.
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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby sublime » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:18 pm

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Re: Good Idea to Have Multiple Laptops for Law School?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:19 pm

Yup, at my school the registrar had laptops reserved for just such an occasion.




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