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SecureForm Updates: New Look and New Integrations

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

In December, 2017, LuxSci released SecureForm FormBuilder 2.0 —  significant update that included user interface improvements together with new features like drag-and-drop, enhanced responsive form support, and more support for standard third-party JavaScript libraries.  Since then, we have been busily working on a number of significant improvements to SecureForm itself.  These are now available to all customers and include:

  1. Improved and simplified SecureForm user interface
  2. All of the places that you can send or save your form data have been recoded into “Integrations”
  3. We have added two new Integrations: Webhook and Slack
  4. It is now easy for LuxSci to extend SecureForm with new third-party integrations

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2017 at LuxSci: Some very popular advancements!

Friday, December 29th, 2017

2017 has come and gone.  Just like in 2016, LuxSci has continued to add features and policies to improve our services and the security of our customers.  In 2017, the most significant changes revolve around SecureForm Form Builder, user authentication / identity verification, and email smart hosting from GSuite and Office365.

Beyond features, 2017 has brought changes to LuxSci’s marketing and customer outreach, branding, communication and sales teams.  We are very excited for the positive impact these changes will have in 2018 and the closer communication we will have with current and new customers going forward through Webinars, conferences, and other avenues!

2017 @ LuxSci

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SecureForm FormBuilder v2.0 Released

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

FormBuilder v2.0 has just been released.  FormBuilder allows users of all skill levels to create and host secure web-based forms that are tightly integrated with the SecureForm form data processing, storage, and delivery service.

FormBuilder v2.0 includes a number of highly requested enhancements.  These include:

  1. Drag-and-drop form building
  2. Responsive design, including:
    1. Responsively sized form fields and tables
    2. Bootstrap-based responsive grids
  3. Simplified user interface
  4. Easy inclusion of Bootstrap and jQuery UI libraries

FormBuilder 2.0’s changes are also forward looking.  It is designed so that it will be easy to add more “drag-and-drop” interface elements and common JavaScript libraries in the future.  And we have lots of great ideas in mind here!

FormBuilder Overview Video

If you would like a tour of using FormBuilder, we have prepared a video.

A Comparison of Email Backup Policy of Popular Email Services

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Do you use email backup in your practice? Make a smart choice by comparing the backup policies of popular email solution providers.

Privacy concerns are constantly rising especially following the revelations by Edward Snowden. Now, the big question is “Do the popular email services in the US retain your data forever?” In order to find an appropriate answer, we examined the email backup policies of 7 popular providers.

Data breaches and privacy concerns make headlines for they have a direct impact on an individual’s private life. Going by the news of mass surveillance by government authorities, it is natural for you to be extra cautious about protecting your privacy. After all, nobody wants to get exposed although a bit of exhibitionism resides in each of us.

Email backup and restore solutions

The US government is pressing technology giants to reveal what they have in their “box” (or your inbox). Apple reported that it received the highest number of security requests for data from the US government this year.

Considering the “attacks” from both the government and hackers, it is imperative for you to learn how these email services ensure that your data remain safe.

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Encrypted Messaging App: A Comparison of the Top 7 Apps

Friday, October 20th, 2017

An encrypted messaging app ensures that real-time communication is secure. Compare the security features of top apps and know your alternatives.

The need for encrypted messaging apps continues to climb, especially after the shocking revelations by Edward Snowden. Instant messaging (IM) offers a more convenient and more real-time mode of communication compared to email. Moreover, IM is better than SMS (regular texting) when it comes to security.

Encrypted Messaging Apps: How Secure Are They?

However, not all the messaging apps are created equal. In fact, the level of security varies significantly among the available apps. You ned to be able to differentiate a great encrypted messaging app from a merely good one. If you are looking for an encrypted messaging app for health information exchange, HIPAA-compliance should be your first priority.

This article compares the features, particularly the degree of security, among the top encrypted messaging apps. Also, you will learn what other options are available.

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Setting up Google Authenticator for Two-Factor Authentication with LuxSci

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

LuxSci now supports Google Authenticator for Two-Factor authentication to WebMail.  Setup is simple; this video walks you through setting it up.

How Did Russia Hack the Vote? Are Our Elections Secure?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

With all the talk of Russia influencing the election through the DNC hacks and fake news, we are finally realizing just how open the political process is to manipulation. One aspect that had taken a backseat until recently was how the votes themselves can be tampered with.

Over the last month, we have uncovered more and more information about just how severe the hacks were. At this stage, it is confirmed that 39 states had their voter registration databases accessed, although officials assume that attempts were made to break into all 50.

There was at least once incidence of voter data being altered, however it was detected and rectified without any long term damage. Almost 90,000 records were accessed and stolen from Illinois, 90% of which contained details such as drivers license numbers and the last for digits of an individuals’ Social Security number.

Officials are stating that these hacks didn’t influence the results of the election, as no databases were permanently changed. Some have suggested that the only reason the damage wasn’t worse is because US intelligence agencies caught onto the attacks and the Government issued Russia a stern warning.

Is Voting Secure?

Given that another country clearly had the chance to tamper with the voting process, it’s time to reevaluate our election security. How can we bolster our defenses to prevent further attacks? First, we need to understand which parts of the system are vulnerable.

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Email Encryption Showdown: SMTP TLS vs PGP vs S/MIME vs Portal Pickup

Monday, May 29th, 2017

While messaging apps may have become more popular over the last ten or so years, email remains an important method of communication, particularly for business. Despite its common use, there are many security problems associated with regular email:

Message Tampering

False messages are a significant threat, particularly when it comes to business and legal issues. Imagine someone else sends an email from your account – how can you prove it wasn’t you? There are many viruses that spread in this way, and with regular email, there is no concrete way to tell whether a message is false or not.

Email Encryption

Normal emails can also be modified by anyone with system-administrator access to the SMTP servers that your emails pass through. They can alter or completely delete the message, and your recipient has no way of knowing if the message has been tampered with or not.

In the same way, messages can be saved by the SMTP system administrator, then altered and sent again at a later time. This means that subsequent messages may appear valid, even if they are actually just copies that have been faked.

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HIPAA-compliant Dropbox: Secure File Sharing at LuxSci

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Want to set up a public dropbox for sharing sensitive files but still remain HIPAA-compliant?  This is now a snap for anyone with a HIPAA-compliant LuxSci account.

LuxSci has long provided online cloud-based secure file storage and sharing via its Documents WebAide service, which is included with all accounts as part of our suite of collaboration tools (calendars, tasks, address books, files, notes, links, password libraries, and user groups).  Now, in addition to being able to share files internally with other users, groups, and accounts, LuxSci customers can securely share files with anyone on the Internet.

How to Share

There are many ways to access the dialog box used for sharing WebAides with others.  Here is one:

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Email Archival is Better than Ever: Migration Plan for Old Customers

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

For the past five months, new customers who have purchased email archival from LuxSci have been getting the excellent archival services of our new partner, Sonian.  LuxSci changed archival partners after it was announced that McAfee’s email filtering and archival services were at their “end of life.”

The new Sonain service has turned out to be vastly superior to that which was available through McAfee. In the end, everyone will be able to take advantage of a superior archival solution.  This article discusses some of the benefits of Sonian Archival, as well as how we are migrating old customers from McAfee to Sonian and what they should expect.

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