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IBM Security Shares Tips To Stay Safe This Tax Season

54M Americans Wait Until Last Minute to File Taxes; Cybercriminals Poised to Exploit Tax Deadline to Cash in on Refunds

CAMBRIDGE, MA – 05 Apr 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today released a new report taking a closer look at the techniques and motivations of cybercriminals targeting taxpayers in the United States. Between December 2016 and February 2017, IBM X-Force researchers saw a 6,000 percent increase in tax-related spam emails. The researchers see this increase and other factors as evidence that cybercriminals are not slowing down their attacks in the days leading up to Tax Day 2017. (more…)

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Survey Shows People Need More Help Controlling Personal Info Online

New videos and tips from Microsoft help consumers better manage privacy.

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 23, 2013 — To mark Data Privacy Day 2013, Microsoft Corp. released new data reflecting consumers’ perceptions about how their information is used online and a new series of short videos to help people better manage their online privacy.

According to the results of a Microsoft-commissioned survey* of 1,000 U.S. adults, people feel they have little to no control about how their data may be collected by online companies. They are also increasingly in search of trusted sources of information to help them make better choices about their online privacy. Highlights of the research include the following: (more…)

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Microsoft Provides Tips to Help Protect Your Online Image

*Microsoft encourages individuals to examine their online reputation and offers tips to start the new year with the best digital foot forward.*

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 24, 2012 — In observance of Data Privacy Day 2012, Microsoft Corp. is releasing new data about consumer behaviors online and is offering guidance and tips to help people better manage their online profiles and maintain a positive reputation. In an increasingly connected world, everything people do online, from responding to emails and texts to clicking the “like” and “retweet” buttons on favorite Web pages, uploading photos and making purchases online, contributes to their online reputation.

Although 2012 is still new, Microsoft recommends people resolve to actively monitor and safeguard their online reputations. (more…)

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