- 7 Important Tips to Secure your Online Tax Filing

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Smithwatson - While going for tax e-filing one may notice some changes as if they have already claimed for their returns of the year. The possibility is that the hackers may already hack your account and use the Social Security Number(SSN) to file taxes. So hoping for the refund to come up to you, it may actually go into the hands of the hackers.

Given below are some tips and precautions scale to take while filing the tax return online. They are as follows :

Avoid opting for free security software, as that may hack your personal data on your device.
Try not to use the Internet Security Software on your every device. Sometimes the screwed hackers can use the combination of devices in your home to get all the
Avoid using public WiFi, while filing your tax return. As the public WiFi without Virtual Private Network(VPN) like Norton Wi-fi Privacy, isn’t safe and possibility is that someone may pry into your activity.
Never ignore the updates on Software update on your device. The operating system in your device that you are using for e-filing should be up-to-date, to stay alert and protected from the threats.
Make sure the site you are using has Secure Sockets Layer( SSL) encryption and check whether the URL starts with “https” not just “http”.
Always use a strong password for accessing your files. (A strong password- combination of letters, numbers and other characters)
Don’t forget to back-up your data and upload it to an external drive, after you are done with filing the taxes. Remove all the tax-related information, you filed from your device.