" app Archives - HIPAA News, Web & Email Security Tips & News - Plus More | LuxSci
LuxSci

Posts Tagged ‘app’

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.

Read the rest of this post »

What makes an App HIPAA-Compliant?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

In the last ten or so years, apps have swept through the world alongside the smartphone boom. Smartphones enabled us to carry miniature computers everywhere we went, so we quickly began to integrate them into our everyday lives.

We stopped asking for directions and used the GPS app instead, we checked out the Yelp app when we wanted to find somewhere good to eat, and we kept track of our friends on Facebook from our mobiles.

People have become accustomed to using apps these days, which has put pressure on many organizations to conduct their services through them. If they don’t offer an app, they may lose customers to their more tech-savvy competitors. The health industry is no different, so apps have become an essential offering for many organizations.

Secure App

In some industries, developing apps may be relatively straightforward, but those that deal with PHI need to make sure that their app is HIPAA compliant. If your company’s app isn’t HIPAA compliant, it could result in heavy fines or a breach of patient data, which could seriously harm your business’s finances and its reputation.

To make a HIPAA-compliant app, privacy and security need to be consider at each step of development.

Read the rest of this post »

Want to Login to LuxSci from your Mobile Phone with a Single Touch?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Quick Mobile Login

Mobile access to member web sites without an app is generally very tedious, as it requires entering a username and password to gain access … typing them in on the minuscule smartphone keyboards.  Annoyance with the time this takes often overrides the desire to use the web site.

Furthermore, if you are doing something else that requires your attention … typing in a username and password can be dangerous (you shouldn’t be multitasking when one task requires full attention … but people do it every day).

LuxSci has updated its WebMail interfaces so that you can login now with a single touch or click — the entering of usernames and passwords can be completely eliminated.  We call this method of access “Quick Login”.  People using Quick Login feel an immediate sense of relief with the speed and ease of access to their email, contacts, calendars, files, and other items.  LuxSci’s mobile web site now feels just like an app.

Read the rest of this post »

iPhone Security Apps and Configuration Tips

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

There are several great iPhone Security Apps and a handful of good and simple configuration changes that you can make to your iPhone to greatly enhance you iPhone security and protect your sensitive information and identity.  We have seen security vulnerabilities in iPhone including flaws in pass code access (since fixed), so it makes sense to take proactive measures — especially as attacks on mobile devices are growing rapidly.

Easy Configuration Changes for Security and Privacy

There are several iPhone configuration settings that you should make to start protecting your iPhone.  The first thing to do is “Don’t Jailbreak Your iPhone“.  Jailbreaking removes much of the security inherent in the iPhone and makes it much easier for malicious software or users to gain access.  Furthermore, Apps that you can install on a Jailbroken phone may have not gone though any kind of screening process — you have to “trust” that they are OK.

Read the rest of this post »