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Ebola is Infecting Computers; How to Protect Yours

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Spam and Virus FilterNo, your computer can’t catch the actual Ebola virus… its not even airborn yet.  However, we are finding that criminals are taking advantage of the hype and scare and curiosity over Ebola to infect people’s computers more easily.

This is commonly being done via email.  There are four prevalent types of email going around now that are meant to infect your computer:

  1. A fake report on the Ebola virus — when you click the link to read more, your Windows machine is infected with a virus that can collect and steal your personal information.
  2. A fake email from telecommunications provider that contains an important “Ebola Presentation” for your to download and view.  If you do it, you install malware that can allow others to remotely control your computer, access your web cam, log what you type, etc.
  3. Fake emails talking about an “Ebola Cure” which contains a malware attachment and which asks you to forward the news on to your friends.  The malware records your keystrokes and downloads additional malware on to your computer
  4. Fake emails about Ebola news and lists of “precautions”.

There are many other types of attacks and attack vectors that are being and can be exploited.  We will go over many of these, below, and how to protect yourself from them.  You should be very wary of any email received about Ebola, even if it appears to be from a friend.  You should be especially wary of opening any attachments sent through email, unless you have good confidence that they are malware-free.

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.eml Email Files – Importing and Viewing in LuxSci WebMail

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

.eml file

EML is a standard file format for saving a single email message.  These types of files can be exported from many different email systems.  However, once you have them — how can you then view them?  There are many ways to open and read .eml files.  Now, you can also import these files directly into your LuxSci email folders though our web interface. Once imported, they show up just like all of your other regular email.

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File Drag and Drop for WebMail, SecureLine, and File Manager

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Upload single or multiple files via drag and drop from your desktop instead of clicking and selecting files individually.

Recent versions of most popular web browsers (including Internet Explorer v10+) include features that allow web sites to receive files dropped on them from your desktop and that allow web sites to upload these files in the background (e.g. while you are composing an email), giving you a progress bar so you can see how the upload is doing.

Indeed, drag and drop file uploads to web sites are becoming the “new normal” with the old method of clicking on individual file upload fields to select a file from your browser being “old school” for any place where files are frequently accessed.

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Uploading Files to your Web Forms

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Very often customers with web site forms would like their users to be able to upload images or other files along with all of the rest of the form data that will be submitted.  These files could be anything, really:

  • Music files
  • Patient X-rays
  • New software
  • Screen shots
  • etc.

Uploading files from a web form is a two-part process.  First, you need to properly configure your form.  Second, you need to properly collect those files on the server.

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WebMail Email Signatures – Refreshed and Supercharged

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

LuxSci has provided advanced WebMail signature features for a very long time.  Being able to customize your sent email messages for the persona that you are sending from is critical to any serious or business email user.

After much development, LuxSci has expanded on its standard WebMail signature features which include:

  • Unlimited custom signatures
  • Separate signature content for HTML and plain text messages
  • Specifying the Reply-To and From addresses, as well as the From name
  • Clean and simple integration into email composition and quick switching between personalities on-the-fly

to add many advanced and customer-requested additions that are now available to all users:

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