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Re: [vox-tech] Legal Ethics Tech Question
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Re: [vox-tech] Legal Ethics Tech Question

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:06:11PM -0800, Bob Scofield wrote:
> I've got a dual boot laptop, but I have to use Windows for my legal work.  
> Supposedly Windows XP has a firewall, though I've never used it.  But note 
> that the opinion talks about having to use both a firewall and an encryption 
> device.  

> So what is an "encryption device" that I can use to comply with the 
> ethics opinion when I am using Windows Internet Explorer to connect to the 
> web?  

When you connect to a web site using https://www.whateversite.blah uses
an encrypted tunnel. A VPN connection uses a encryption. So, if you
connect to your home or office. And, if you use ssh, that is using an
encryption device. This is encryption over the network. 

Computer A <------------> Computer B
              SSL (ie https:// )
	      VPN (i.e. OpenVPN)
	      SSH tunnel (SSH with a forwarding tunnel)
But, you could also encrypt the file and send it. 

File A ---> Advanced Encrption Standard (AES) ---> File A Encrypted.
             GPG or PGP

If you turn on Windows Firewall, I would say it should be reasonable. 

Brian Lavender
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