Report: IRS vulnerable to wireless hackers

An audit of Internal Revenue Service offices across the nation that use WiFi found that they are vulnerable to hackers, despite efforts to increase security during the past four years. The Inspector General's study of 20 buildings in 10 cities discovered four separate locations where hackers could have easily gained access to IRS computers using WiFi. The vulnerabilities were discovered in Denver and at three other IRS facilities in Texas and Florida. According to the report, the IRS is also not effectively monitoring its uses of wireless technology.

For more about the IRS audit:
- check out this article from AP

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