Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

United States tax records tell the story of your previous-year finances and contain some of your most sensitive personal data. For most of us, having these files in cybercriminals’ hands would be a nightmare. For more than 100,000 American households this tax season, it was a reality. A recent security incident involving the IRS application, […]

You’d think that it would be as easy as pie to avoid getting reeled in by a phishing scam. After all, all you need to do is avoid clicking on a link inside an email or text message. How easy is that? A phishing scam is a message sent by a cybercriminal to get you […]

If The Beatles’ song “The Taxman” rings true, we are all employees of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I’m skeptical of that claim. Yes, this administration that gives every taxpayer’s heart a little stress test in mid-April employs a lot of people. No debate there. But the IRS is about to get a […]

World Password Day 2015 I know many of us feel overwhelmed by the huge volume of tips on how to keep ourselves safe online. Keeping up to date with current threats, new trends and safe practices can often feel like a full-time commitment.  But if I had to pick the most important online safety strategy […]

We now spend a staggering 86% of our mobile time on apps, according to the latest stats. Downloading apps and clicking “ok” when asked for access to our mobile lives has become second nature for most people. Immediate gratification and entertainment are trumping our better judgment in some cases and giving a leg up to […]