I found an interesting post on the McAfee Labs Blog on tax time phishing scams worth sharing.
Every year during tax season, online criminals create fake irs.gov domains in an attempt to trick taxpayers into revealing their personal and financial information. Victims might visit these phishing and malicious websites via any number of effective redirection methods, such as phishing attacks, forum postings, and black-hat search-engine optimizations.
If you get an email from the “IRS”, it’s probably a scam. The IRS Consumer Alert page says, “The IRS does not send taxpayers unsolicited emails about their tax accounts, tax situations, or personal tax issues.” Here is an example of a fraudulent IRS email. To prevent your personal information from being compromised, avoid replying or clicking on any links in the email, and delete these messages.
For the full article visit the McAfee Labs Blog.
Well I hope you found my tax season series to be helpful. Let me know if you have topic suggestions for next year’s tax time series.
Welcome to the Official Light Point Security Blog
Here we go, Post #1. First off, let me say that I have never posted to a blog before, so this is a pretty big deal for me. This whole site is still in its infancy, so expect things to change around.
Who Am I?
My name is Beau Adkins. I am 1 of 2 co-founders of Light Point Security. I am also the CEO and CTO. As of this point, it means I am in charge of all things technical. I am a software guy trying to become a business guy (who still does software).
What Is This Blog About?
Good question. I haven’t yet nailed down where I want the focus of this blog to be. But off of the top of my head, I can say that these are the most likely subjects to be discussed here.
- Web security
- Startups in general
- Programming topics
Since I have zero experience with contributing to blogs, I don’t plan on hammering the subject matter out before I start. I am sure that as I try out different topics, the blog itself will naturally evolve into the best mix of subject matter that I can write on.
If you have any questions or comments for me or about the business, feel free to ask/contribute.