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8 Ways to Protect yourself from Forged/Fake Email

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The Internet is rife with fake and forged email.  Typically these are email messages that appear to be from a friend, relative, business acquaintance, or vendor that ask you to do something.  If you trust that the message is really from this person, you are much more likely to take whatever action is requested — often to your detriment.

These are forms of social engineering — the “bad guys” trying to establish a trusted context so that you will give them information or perform actions that you otherwise would not or should not do.

Here we address some of the actions you can take to protect yourself from these attacks as best as possible.  We’ll present these in the order of increasing complexity / technical difficulty.

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Secure? Google Mail Getting Increasingly Less Private

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

In the news this week: Gmail is trying to make its web interface faster and a little safer … but are they trading away some of your privacy in the process and making Gmail addresses better targets for email marketers?

What is Google Doing?

Instead of waiting for you to click a “show images” button on every message that is displayed, Google is pre-loading all the images on their servers, scanning for viruses, and then displaying them automatically inline. You can turn this off in your Settings.

On this surface, this gives you:

  1. Images right away — fewer clicks
  2. Safer images — they have been scanned for viruses and malware

Sounds good so far, but…

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Written Signatures for your Forms. Delivered via PDF

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

You have a form that customers, vendors, or staff must fill out and return and that form needs to have their written physical signature on it.  Ideally, you would like to get that form, together with their written signature, returned to you as a PDF.

In these days of a paperless workplace and instant digital communications from anywhere, being able to replace the signed and completed form with a simple digital alternative is critically important.  Fortunately, there are several ways to accomplish this.

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Introduction to Internet Programming with Perl and HTML: Part 1 – Introduction to HTML

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Background

The “Introduction to Internet Programming with Perl and HTML” is classic a 12-part lecture series that Erik Kangas has given many times in the past to advanced high school and college students who are just starting to learn about programming web sites. This course works its way through the basic aspects of HTML and Perl gives new programmers and designers a solid foundation. This lecture series has been resurrected for the LuxSci FYI blog due to popular demand for its content.

Once you have completed this course, you will be ready to learn about JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, intermediate Perl, databases, and more.

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SecureForm: Web or PDF Forms to Secure Email Service

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Secure Forms

LuxSci has released its new “SecureForm” service. Quickly make your web site or PDF forms secure and HIPAA compliant. Receive the form data, including uploaded files, via secure email or download the data securely from LuxSci’s web interface.

What forms types are supported by SecureForm?

  • Web site forms hosted anywhere
    • File uploads up to 50MB and 25 files per post
  • PDF forms hosted anywhere

How can you receive the form data?

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