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Tax Security 101: Tax professionals must use strong passwords, encryption to protect taxpayer data

Posted on July 25th, 2018

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com.   Information courtesy of the Internal [read on ..]


IRS continues warning on impersonation scams; Reminds people to remain alert to other scams, schemes this summer

Posted on June 19th, 2018

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com.   Information courtesy of the Internal [read on ..]


IRS warns tax pros of new scam posing as professional associations

Posted on May 24th, 2018

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com. Information courtesy of the Internal Revenue [read on ..]


Greenshades disables TLS 1.0

Posted on May 21st, 2018

By Greenshades Security Security@Greenshades.com   In the interest of keeping sensitive data secure, we will be disabling access to our sites for any browser or application that does not support TLS 1.1 or higher. This change will take place before June 30th. This means that if your browser only supports TLS 1.0, you will not [read on ..]


Password Day 2018

Posted on May 3rd, 2018

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   Today is Password Day! This day was designed to be a reminder to update your passwords and keep yourself safe from phishers. Here are some tips and tricks for making sure your password protects you in the way it should. Never reuse your password It’s super easy to [read on ..]


Don’t be an April fool – safely and securely back up your data

Posted on March 30th, 2018

By Greenshades Security Security@greenshades.com   This Saturday, March 31st, is World Backup Day, a day where IT professionals raise awareness and educate people about the importance of securing your data. Losing data can not only have a major impact on businesses but can also be a traumatic experience for an individual if the data lost [read on ..]


Check the URL when opening email links

Posted on March 14th, 2018

By Greenshades Security Security@Greenshades.com   This time of year is full scammers and phishers. The Greenshades team has written and provided dozens of articles to help our clients and partner, however, each year the scammers get smarter and more sophisticated. This is why you need to take every precaution when opening emails. An email is [read on ..]


Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

Posted on February 23rd, 2018

A message from Greenshades Software: It is important to us to ensure that our clients, partners, and readers, are prepared and updated to any information on phishing or scamming. This information is courtesy of the US-Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. This information was originally published on the US-CERT [read on ..]


File your taxes before scammers do it for you

Posted on February 6th, 2018

This blog was originally published on the KrebsOnSecurity blog by Brian Krebs titled “File your taxes before scammers do it for you” on January 29. Today, Jan. 29, is officially the first day of the 2018 tax-filing season, also known as the day fraudsters start requesting phony tax refunds in the names of identity theft [read on ..]


Homeland Security announces Tax Identify Theft Awareness Week

Posted on January 30th, 2018

By The Greenshades Security Team Security@Greenshades.com   Phishers, scammers, and thieves are a cyber security nightmare. From January 29 to February 2, Homeland Security and other federal agencies are providing resources to better protect and inform consumers to protect them against those who would steal their tax-related identity and those who pose as the IRS. [read on ..]


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