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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 ..]


Increase seen in phishing emails

Posted on January 25th, 2018

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate On Friday, January 19, Greenshades sent an email to our clients notifying them of some phishing attempts that had been made recently in the Microsoft Community. To keep everyone aware, we are posting this email as a blog. We find it is important that everyone stay vigilant against hackers and [read on ..]


Year-End Security Checklist for your GreenEmployee.com portal

Posted on December 14th, 2017

By Greenshades Security Security@Greenshades.com Year-End is here once again, and with it comes the return of a host of checklists, activities, and must-do tasks that all compete for time. We ask that you carve out time to assess the security settings on your GreenEmployee.com portal. Please make it a priority for your IT and security [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 4: Employers, Payroll Officials, Avoid the W-2 Email Scam

Posted on November 30th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps

Posted on November 29th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 2: Don’t Take the Bait; Avoid Phishing Emails by Data Thieves

Posted on November 28th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades. This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 1:  Online Security – Seven Steps for Safety

Posted on November 27th, 2017

 A quick note from Greenshades: This week is the National Tax Security Awareness week and as tax professionals, we are actively participating in this week of spreading tips and awareness to our clients, partners, and readers. All week, we will be posting tips daily from contributions from the IRS. We hope you enjoy the information [read on ..]


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