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HOWTO setup OpenVPN server and client configuration files using EasyRSA

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Introduction OpenVPN allows client computers to tunnel into a server over a single UDP or TCP port securely. This HOWTO article is a step-by-step guide that explains how to create the server and client OpenVPN configuration files that makes this possible. In the process this article explains how to create the public key infrastructure (PKI) so that a client can securely communicate with the server. OpenSSL is the foundation for the security functionality of OpenVPN.
For this tutorial you will need the following software:
OpenVPN. You can download the latest version of OpenVPN from https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.htmlEasyRSA is the tool people use to create the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for OpenVPN. Download the latest release of EasyRSA from https://github.com/OpenVPN/easy-rsa/releases. There is not installation required. Extract the contents of the archive into a folder. OpenVPN is available on various platforms. The generation of the configuratio…

Security Virtual Keyboards: Why you should avoid using them

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Virtual keyboards are popup keyboards that allow you to enter text into a form. These keyboards appear on the screen and allow you to type in text. On devices such as smartphones in which maximising the viewable screen is crucial, virtual keyboards are ideal because they appear only when they are required. After they are done with they disappear, returning the area they occupied back to the user. In those environments in which miniaturization is not so important, physical keyboards are normally the preferred device to enter text into an application although many computers support virtual keyboards to cater for those instances when a keyboard is not available.
Security Virtual Keyboards (SVKs) have evolved from the standard virtual keyboard and are marketed by organizations that sell or use them as tools that enhance security. These keyboards are normally associated with particular text boxes in a form and will automatically pop up when the person filling the form lands on the text bo…