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It’s April and that means it’s dreaded “tax” season. While many people are stressing over finding receipts, purchasing last minute RRSP’s and crossing their fingers for a good refund, many people may overlook that tax season can be one of the most dangerous time’s for identity theft and other malicious behavior.
In this month’s edition of Beyond the Firewall we will be outlining on-line dangers that emerge during tax season and vulnerabilities that cyber thieves look for. We will also provide tips to prevent identity theft and other ideas to prevent you from becoming a cyber-victim during this time of the year.
April, 2013 No. 85: Tax Season Edition
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Fraud Prevention-Tips from TDcanada Trust
8 Ways to prevent Phishing
Social Media and Cyberbullying
Every year, Canadians lose millions of dollars to fraud. Tax season is a prime time for con artists to take advantage of your stress and the demands on your time when it comes to preparing your taxes. According to a survey by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) one in five Canadians have exposed themselves, a close friend or a family member to a tax season scam. The survey also found that 54% of Canadians don’t know where to report incidents of fraud. In this spotlight we will identify the signs of threatening activity and provide ways to protect you and your family as well has how to report any incidences of fraud.
Bugs & Patches
Scam pretends to be Canada Revenue agency
'Tis the tax season for cyberthieves to pilfer refunds
Obama budget makes cybersecurity a growing U.S. priority
Hackers Targeting Gaming Firms Linked to Attack on Orphans
Microsoft April 2013 Security Bulletin
Microsoft will release security updates for Windows Store
Prerelease Announcement of Oracle Java SE Critical Patch
Prerelease Announcement of Oracle DB Critical Patch
Blackberry 10 Information Disclosure
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Beyond the Firewall - April, 2013 No. 85: Tax Season Edition
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