The first question that peeps up in the minds of an internet user about efiling is “Am I using a reliable and secure website?”
As far as Tax2290.com, taxpayers can be rest assured about security since we employ world class technology back up to equip the security of our site. Tax2290.com takes ultimate efforts for protecting your account and Personal/Business information.
When you login to Tax2290.com you will be in a “secure session” that is established with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) verified by COMODO’s Global Site Certificate Technology. While connected with SSL, every transmission between your computer and our websites are encrypted with 128-bit (strong) encryption, completely hiding your data while it travels to us.
ThinkTrade, Inc. does not compromise on security and takes it very seriously. All the tax products from ThinkTrade are very reliable and have the most advanced technologies for internet security.
Well, what is this SSL?
The Secure Socket Layer, SSL for short, is a protocol by which many services that communicate over the Internet can do so in a secure fashion. To solve these problems to a large degree, most Internet services support use of SSL as a mechanism for securing communications.
SSL in Action
How SSL works?
Let us view an example of how a company enables SSL feature. The company wants to protect communications to their server at company.com. The company creates a certificate with public and private key for company.com. The company contacts a trusted third party company like COMODO for enabling SSL. COMODO ensures the identity of the company and verifies its authority to use company.com. The company needs to do a lot of paper work and pay a big fee to Third Party Company for this process. After completion of verification process COMODO provides new public information with additional info for the company. This info is the certification from COMODO that this public key is for Company and company.com and that this is confirmed by COMODO. This certification info is encrypted using COMODO’s private key.
Now, whenever a Client makes a connection to company.com using its PC, the connection is made to a special “port” (address) on company.com which is specific for SSL communications alone. As the Client connects to company.com using its SSL-secured port, the company provides back its public key. Client receives the public key and verifies it. Client has the public key for COMODO stored in its PC. Thus, the client can decrypt the validation information, prove the validation is from COMODO and verify that the public key is licensed by COMODO. If Client relies on COMODO, then Client can trust that they are actually communicating with Company. If Client doesn’t trust COMODO, then the identity of who is running the computers to which Client is connecting is suspect.
How do we protect customer data?
Once the data reaches our servers, we store the sensitive information in encrypted form in our servers and in case of credit card information; we don’t store the information at all in our servers. We are very concerned about your security and we proactively have taken steps to thwart the risks
Is tax2290.com hacker proof?
Yes, of course. Tax2290.com uses the advanced technology of McAfee, one among the world leaders in site security features, to make our site fully secure from any kind of hacker attacks. There by your sensitive tax data is fully secure with us.
I could see that after reading the above details tax payers will have no apprehensions in choosing Tax2290.com to e-file their tax returns in a secure manner.