Malware Phone Calls
One of the socially engineered security scams we still hear about from our customers is the phony tech support phone call?
Intuit Fights Free Tax Filing
If filing your tax return is enough to make you nuts, you can put some of the blame on Inutit, makers of the popular tax filing software TurboTax.
The 19-Year Sales Tax Holiday
Since its founding in 1994, Amazon has enjoyed a competitive advantage over local retail stores: Amazon does not collect sales tax. Of course, Massachusetts residents are still required to pay "use" tax for such purchases. However, many people neglect to pay taxes on Amazon and other online purchases. Come this Fall, Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Massachusetts residents, bringing an end to the 19-year sales tax holiday.
Guilt by Accusation
Last week, the industry rolled out the Copyright Alert System. Participating ISPs, like Comcast and Verizon, will notify and restrict customers who are alleged to have infringed a copyright. Infringements might include downloading movies or music via a P2P network such as BitTorrent. However, compromised PCs and Macs could make customers unwitting offenders.
Microsoft Office 2013
According to a recent article appearing on geek.com, retail editions of Microsoft's Office 2013 are linked to a single computer for life?