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Protecting Yourself from Email Web Beacons

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Web Beacons (a.k.a Tracking Pixels) are images in HTML-formatted email messages that, when viewed, tell the sender of the message that you read it.  This mechanism of obtaining essentially covert confirmation that (a) your email address is valid, (b) the email got past your filters, and (c) you actually read the message, is pervasively used by Spammers to identify what addresses are reading their messages.  It is also used by email marketers to hep them measure the success of their email campaigns.

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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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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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