Tax Time Tip: Work on a Safe Wi-Fi Network

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Stay Safe Online During Tax Time

From the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the IRS

Before you start working on your taxes, beware of which Wi-Fi network you connect to – make sure it is secure.

Here is a great article with a short video that the AARP put out about public wi-fi usage. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2020/keep-data-secure-public-wifi.html

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Our recommendation for tax time – enjoy the coffee, but don’t partake in the Wi-Fi.

Advice from NCA and the IRS: 

Public wireless networks are not secure. If you are filing your taxes online make sure you are doing it on a secure and personal network. We advise the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) any time you need to operate on Wi-Fi.

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