Security

iOS Update – Out of Cycle

iOS Update – Out of Cycle

Apple released an out of cycle update for all iOS devices late this afternoon (Aug 25, 2016). The update closes 3 vulnerabilities that allowa an attacker to open a device often known as “Jailbreak”, and perform whatever actions they deem. It’s being reported the vulnerabily named “Trident” has been used by some governments to spy on targeted people and groups. In...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #4 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #4 of 5

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #4: Here are some other tips to lessen the chance you’ll be a victim of tax identity theft: • Always protect your Social Security number or Medicare card number: don’t give it out unless you have to, and always ask why it’s needed, how it’s going to be used, and how it will be stored. • Shred old taxes returns you’re no longer required to keep, as well as...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #3 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #3 of 5

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #3: Have you heard about IRS imposters? Tax scammers posing as the IRS call and say you owe taxes, and threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay right away. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and they can rig caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Before you can investigate, they tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #2 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #2 of 5

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #2: What should you do if you think your Social Security number has been stolen? Or if you get a letter from the IRS saying more than one tax return was filed in your name, or that IRS records show wages from an employer you don’t know? Call the IRS Identity Theft Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490. Report the fraud and ask for IRS ID Theft...

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Tax Awareness Week and Tip #1 of 5

Tax Awareness Week and Tip #1 of 5

This week (Jan 26-30) is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. So we will be bringing you Information, tips, and links so you may become more aware about tax identity theft and IRS imposters. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Tip #1: Tax identity theft happens when someone files a fake tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund or a job. This...

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Password? Let’s Tell All!

Sadly, it’s really this easy to get someone’s password. Thanks Jimmy Kimmel for the laughs. But come on people, get serious about your passwords.

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