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H & R Block deploys EV in time for IRS deadline

Created: 21 Nov 2008 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012
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In the wake of the IRS's stated requirement for Extended Validation SSL on all online tax filing sites, we've just seen deployment of EV SSL on H & R Block's TaxCut online filing application. In the past few years tax-based phishing attacks plagued would-be online filers, and last year at least one tax site (FileYourTaxes) looked to EV to help protect its user base. This year over 60% of the PCs on the Internet are EV aware, so I'm hopeful that this requirement will significantly reduce the effect of these attacks.