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Following a major breach of its systems in which hackers stole 700,000 US taxpayers’ records in 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attempted to tighten security last week by issuing people personal identification numbers (PINs). The trouble is that this new authentication method can be cracked the same way as the vulnerability that was discovered last year, which means it’s useless. After hackers attempted to access people’s returns at least 800 times, the IRS has ditched its new Internet Protection (IP) PIN system for the time being. The IRS said in a statement that it had mailed PINs to 2.7 million people for…

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