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Popular tax software may expose users to phishing attacks

… A new report by Global Cyber Alliance, a cyber-security research firm based in New York and London, found that some of the most popular tax software providers don't use enough email protections to secure communications with customers. … To be sure, the report determined the safety of these providers based on just one criterion — whether or not they use a highly secure method known as DMARC. … Although DMARC is not the only way to block these attacks, it's a very good one, said Giovanni Di Crescenzo, an adjunct professor at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering who researches phishing.


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