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Perks of Following LuxSci on Social Media

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

LuxSci frequently posts lots of trending topics about the Internet, security, HIPAA, and its own services in this “FYI Blog“.  This information is distributed though many venues, such as RSS feeds, widgets in the member’s web site, and emailed digests that are sent once every week or two.

But, did you know that LuxSci has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and now also on Google+?  Following LuxSci on one of these social media platforms:

  1. Allows you to be notified quickly of any new posts of the FYI Blog
  2. Gives you access to special offers and promotions that are only published to our social media followers
  3. Gives you a lot more news and information with posts and links that are never shared directly through the Blog.

Follow LuxSci:

Follow LuxSci on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Follow LuxSci on Facebook Like on Facebook

Google+ Follow on Google+

Additionally, if you would like to be informed quickly about service status issues, you can follow the LuxSci System Status blog:

 Status on Twitter

 Status via RSS

Protect your LuxSci Account with Two-Factor Authentication and Other Barriers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Two-Factor Authentication (supposedly patented by Kim DotCom)– using a password plus “something else” to gain access to your account and to prevent lost, stolen, or guessed passwords from impacting you — is finally becoming fashionable.

First, it was a cool idea, then some places such as LuxSci started supporting it, but it was rarely used due to people not wanting to bother with an extra step to login to their accounts.  Now, with Twitter adding 2-factor authentication to help stem the tide of account compromises, security is now fashionable.

This turn about is really fantastic as it brings security consciousness much more into the mainstream — so much so that popular Radio hosts are talking on the air about how to secure accounts.  This can only be good for the adoption of better security practices overall and a decrease in compromises due to laziness … and in cases like HIPAA, laziness can be a terrible thing.

In this post, we’ll go over how to secure your LuxSci account against intrusion using Two Factor authentication and other methods.

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News Feeds Widget: RSS+Twitter+Blogs

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

LuxSci has added a new Widget to its inventory of pre-defined Widgets available to all users — the “Multi-Feed” Widget.

With the Multi-Feed widget, you can specify an arbitrary collection of news feeds from diverse sources and have them be all downloaded, sorted together by date, and displayed to you as an aggregate list of news items in your Workspace.

The Multi-Feed Widget supports:

  • RSS Feeds
  • Twitter update feeds (showing the tweets of everyone that you follow on Twitter)
  • LuxSci WebAide Blogs

In the future, other feed sources will also be supported, such as facebook.

Follow LuxSci on Twitter

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

LuxSci will be posting small updates, news, and other information on our Twitter account, http://twitter.com/LuxSci.

Follow LuxSci on Twitter

Security Simplified: The Base+Suffix Method for Memorable Strong Passwords

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

keysIt’s the classic problem of having “too many keys”.  You have accounts on many different web sites.  Some are small and relatively insignificant, from a security point of view, like blogs or shopping sites.  Some are large and sensitive, like banking and PayPal accounts.  Since unified login mechanisms like OpenID are not yet pervasive, you must remember the usernames and passwords for every single site.  This is a truly daunting task.

Ideally, you would like to use passwords that are “strong” (i.e. very good, not easily guessable) and different for every site.  However, how can you remember each secure and unique password without resorting to a “cheat sheet”?

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