Tax season is just about here again, and that brings a whole host of stressful things to keep in mind. One thing you might not realize is that you need to be wary of security concerns, outside of the already difficult process of filing your taxes. Stolen data and identities abound during tax season, so take these steps to avoid becoming part of the trend.
We’re not talking about baked goods when we say that cookies are everywhere on the internet. Well, you can probably order a lot of them from Amazon, but we’re talking about computer cookies here. Cookies are encrypted text files that websites place on users’ computing devices to help websites remember your presence, login information, and activity, and help keep user experiences consistent. Cookies can also collect user information, enable targeted marketing, and serve ads, and make search suggestions relevant to your browsing history.
Data privacy is such an important topic that it gets its own day each year! On January 28, Data Privacy Day recognizes the need for data protection and personal and widespread information security. As technology enhancements come at a breakneck pace, we each receive tremendous value with new apps and gadgets but sometimes it is difficult to keep up.