HMRC to finally erase five million voice records it collected without permission

The biometric voice data had been collected without explicit consent from people calling the HMRC’s telephone hotline for advice.

Thousands of taxpayers tell HMRC to delete voiceprint data it stored without consent

The UK tax authority continues to store a huge database of millions of voice IDs which were collected without permission.

Smashing Security podcast #084: No! My voice is not my password

Who’s been collecting the voice prints of millions of people saying “My voice is my password”? Why has it become tougher for law enforcement to scoop up cellphone data? And who’s been turning up your central heating?

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes from AMTSO.

HMRC email tells you to download its software update, via a link that doesn’t point to its site

It looks like a phishing email, but is it?

Maybe the UK’s HMRC should be a little more careful with how it writes its emails, if even experts think a link looks suspicious.

Beware fake tax refund notification emails, claiming to come from HMRC

The real HMRC will never inform you about a tax rebate via email, so remember to always be suspicious of any unsolicited emails which makes such claims.

Good job that these phishers are lousy at spelling…

Phishers exploit HMRC tax error refund in UK

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

HMRC online tax returns – the good news and bad news

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

British tax payers struck by phishing scam

Read more in my article at Naked Security.