IRS needs to tighten security settings: TIGTA

Tuesday, 28 February 2006, 11:36 AM EST

The IRS has not consistently maintained the security settings it established and deployed under a common operating environment (COE), resulting in a high risk of exploitation for some of its computers, according to the Treasury Departmentís inspector general for tax administration.

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