CALGARY, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - H&R Block Canada, Canada's largest tax
preparation company, has reviewed its systems and confirmed that H&R
Block Tax Software online and downloadable products are unaffected by
the Heartbleed encryption vulnerability bug.
The servers that support H&R Block Canada offices across the country
were also not affected. All returns filed electronically from an H&R
Block office are secure.
"Protecting our client's personal information is paramount and we have
taken the appropriate steps to ensure our systems are safe and secure
for our DIY clients," said Richard Brown, president, H&R Block Canada.
"Our regular testing procedures and systems work to ensure there are no
potential vulnerabilities and taxpayers can rest assured that our
system is safe to use."
About H&R Block Canada
In 2014, H&R Block Canada celebrates 50 years of preparing tax returns
in Canada as the leading tax preparation firm in the country.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves Canadian
taxpayers in more than 1,100 offices across the country. H&R Block
Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc., a diversified company
with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and
services. Additional information about H&R Block Canada is available at
1-800-HRBLOCK or visit www.hrblock.ca for more tax tips.
SOURCE: H&R Block Canada Inc.
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