It’s that time of year again: tax time. And that means it’s also high season for identity thieves and scammers. Millions of people are affected by fake tax return filings every year. Phone and email scams lure unsuspecting victims to give away their money or identity. In today’s episode, I’ll tell you how to protect yourself.

In this week’s news, we’ll talk about why California won’t let you cover your license plate while parked, discuss yet another Adobe Flash bug, and explain how fitness trackers may be revealing covert military sites around the world.

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Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.