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Old 03-24-2010, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Taxpayer Data at Risk from IRS Security Flaws

As if worrying about your taxes wasn’t bad enough, now you have this to worry about. Thanks IRS, we appreciate the added stress.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes. The IRS has failed to fix almost 70 percent of control weaknesses and program deficiencies identified a year ago, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released last week.
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My mom keeps getting her identity stolen.. surprise surprise.
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