Original release date: January 19, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the ninth in a series of tips intended to help the public protect personal and financial data online and at home. This tip describes new procedures taken by the IRS, state governments, and the tax industry to provide a safer, more secure filing environment for taxpayers. Recommendations include new password standards, security questions, out-of-band email verification, and a lockout feature.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 9 for additional information.