The IRS does not use email to contact taxpayers. Please delete these potentially dangerous messages if received.
Fake IRS Stimulus Registration email circulating
QUOTE: Moral of the story, if it looks too good to be true, it is. The IRS will hopefully not be emailing out forms for economic stimulus payments any time soon.
EXAMPLE OF EMAIL TEXT
(AVOID OPENING WEB LINKS OR ATTACHMENTS)
"After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a Stimulus Payment. Please submit the Stimulus Payment form in order to process it.
A Stimulus Payment can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline. To submit your Stimulus Payment form, please download the attached document.
Note: If filing or preparation fees were deducted from your 2007 Refund or you received a refund anticipation loan, you will be receiving a check instead of a direct deposit.
Internal Revenue Service"
Mozilla has released six security updates affecting Firefox (3.06 released) and other products. Security update 2009-01 is rated as Critical and two other bulletins are rated as High. Most users will autoupdate, and these changes should be applied as soon as possible to ensure good product security.
Firefox 3.06 Fixes 6 vulnerabilities
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2009-03: Local file stealing with SessionStore (High)—The type of a form input control can be changed during the restoration of a closed tab. This could be used to steal local files.
2009-04: Chrome privilege escalation via local .desktop files (Moderate)—A far-fetched complicated scenario would allow an attacker and a compliant user to bypass the provisions of a fix to a different bug last year, leading to the execution of privileged code in the browser.
2009-05: XMLHttpRequest allows reading HTTPOnly cookies (Low)—A violation of security policy makes certain cookies readable outside of the context in which they are supposed to be readable.
2009-06: Directives to not cache pages ignored (Low)—Firefox ignores some HTTP controls for not caching web pages, with the result that, on a multi-user system, private data could be exposed to a different user. This seems more than a "Low" bug to me, but perhaps it's more difficult to exploit than the advisory implies.