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Think Before Signing onto that Free Wi-Fi

Posted by Frank Geric on Jan 10, 2019 6:30:00 AM

If you’ve traveled you know how unproductive travel time can feel sitting and waiting for your plane. So, you figure you’ll just hop on the airport’s Wi-Fi and check your email or send out a proposal. NOT SO FAST!

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Topics: cybersecurity, security, identity theft

12 Security Tips for Accounting Systems

Posted by Frank Geric on Jan 8, 2019 6:20:00 AM

Unless you’ve planted your head firmly in the sand, you’ve probably seen or read about numerous computer hacks and scams. Identity theft is a very real problem, but when a ne’er-do-well accesses your accounting system and puts your customers’ sensitive data at risk, it can spell doom for your business. 

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Topics: cybersecurity, security

The IRS Issues New Warning about New Phishing Scam

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Nov 28, 2018 8:20:08 AM

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning about a fairly sophisticated new phishing scam. Phishing, a technique where a malefactor impersonates someone (in this case the IRS,) in an effort to steal sensitive information such as user names, passwords and account numbers.

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Topics: IRS, cybersecurity, security

7 Things to Do if Your Business Systems Get Hacked

Posted by Frank Geric on Oct 30, 2018 6:20:00 AM

Data breaches have been in the news of late. They range from seemingly minor incidents to those which affected hundreds of thousands of customers at companies

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Topics: account systems, cybersecurity

Scam Alert: Fraudsters Posing as Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Department on Feb 15, 2018 10:46:42 AM

Some taxpayers receive emails that appear to be from the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) about a tax refund. These emails are a phishing scam, trying to trick victims into providing personal and financial information.

 Do not respond or click any link. If you receive this scam, forward it to phishing@irs.gov and note that it seems to be a scam phishing for your information.

TAP is a volunteer board that advises the IRS on systemic issues affecting taxpayers. It never requests, and does not have access to, any taxpayer’s personal and financial information.

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Topics: IRS, cybersecurity, tax, Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns, Taxes - Corporate & Business, Taxes - Individual, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, Brett W. Neate

Help! I Can't Remember All My %&*!# Passwords

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Jun 2, 2017 10:45:53 AM

Q: I am fed up and frustrated trying to keep—and remember passwords that are both complex and creative. This is frustrating and I am at my wit's end. What can I do to make it easier for me to remember but more secure against attacks? -Mary Kay C, Business Executive, Brookpark, Ohio

A: Thanks for your question, Mary Kay. Yours is one that almost everyone can relate and you are not alone in your frustration. Fortunately, I may be able to provide some insight and an alternative for you. 
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Topics: cybersecurity, fraud

Cybersecurity: 5 tips in 5 minutes

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Sep 9, 2016 4:40:39 PM

 Cybersecurity. What if I said I can give you five security tips you can implement in five minutes that will help greatly mitigate the risk of your home or business computer system from becoming a target for cybercriminals?  Yes, it can be that easy! 

While there are certainly savvy hackers out there, the reality is many breaches of security stem from common, no-cost proactive measures that most overlook.

Here are our top five:

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Topics: cybersecurity

Classic Hackers: What War Games Taught us About Technology in the Workplace

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Apr 26, 2016 8:53:36 AM

Classic Hackers: What War Games Taught us About Technology in the Workplace

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Topics: fraud, security, technology, cybersecurity


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