Popular tax software may expose users to phishing attacks (video)

… 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. "The number of attacks are rising and consumers should chose the service that provides the highest level of security," Di Crescenzo said.

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