Protecting against Forged Email

    Lawyers are heavily reliant on emails, and often assume the authenticity of emails. Unfortunately, emails can be easily forged, unless certain precautions are taken. There are (simple) technologies to prevent, or reduce, such email forgeries, including SPF records, DKIM, and DMARC records. Those records enable the recipient of an email to know how to verify if an email which claims to have come from your firm actually was authorised to come from your firm.

    VPN Tunnelling through HTTP Proxy

    I live at a college at University of Queensland, where we have pretty restrictive internet access. Data can be unrestricted, charged at 15c/MB (AUD), or through a HTTP Proxy at a much cheaper rate. In order to get around this, I put my traffic through a HTTP proxy through a VPN to a remote host.There are a few things you should be aware of before you do this: You’ll need software to tunnel the VPN through the proxy.