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Do you need a VPN for Secure Email in a Wireless Hotspot?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

LuxSci has been approached by many people asking for VPN (Virtual Private Network) services.  When we ask them why, they indicate that they use wireless hotspots (like at Starbucks and other public places) that are insecure and untrusted and they want to be sure that their email is secure and encrypted there.*

Note that even if the hotspot is password protected and “secure”, that does not mean that it is “trusted”.  The hot stop administrators or other users of that hotspot could still try to intercept your Internet traffic.  So, just because it is a “secure” hotspot with the little lock next to it and a password that you must enter, do not assume you are safe at all.

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iPhone Email Tips and Tricks

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The iPhone is a great piece of technology, but like all technology it has it’s quirks, as well as some features that you should be aware of when using it to send and receive email. Based upon our experience using iPhones ourselves and in supporting our clients’ varied use of iPhones for connecting to LuxSci email services, we have the following nuggets for you.

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Wireless WPA Security Already Cracking — Be Sure to use SSL!

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Security researches will be outlining attacks that can break the WPA wirless security protection of wireless networks this week at the PacSec conference in Tokyo.  Erik Tews and Martin Beck will discuss how networks protected by TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol — originally called WEP2) are vulnerable to attackers being able to inject small amounts of traffic into the encrypted data stream.  This can allow attackers to:

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