But seriously, my money is on the odds that the number was slammed.
If so, you'd expect there to be some record of the government announcing not to call it.
No more - I would expect the government to use eminent domain to demand it turned over to them.. but surprisingly, they haven't even don that..
As of right now, we aren't even sure they know. Scott and I have both tried to report this and so far... crickets.
That's the biggest issue - I'm sure it's been reported.. but whoever received the reports didn't know what to do with the information.
CCWTech even sent it to Trump!
Well, shit. Now we know it will get fixed. I mean, he'll delegate it to the best person, a really terrific guy (no women allowed in the clubhouse), just a fantastic individual. Then in about a month, he'll fire that person and hire someone else as an interim, or maybe no one at all, but by then, we'll all have forgotten about the issue, until the person that first brought it up goes to a committee after 4 months and then ...wait, what was the original problem here?
Pretty much, which makes them horrible 'private' pieces of information.
Which, neither is. Both are public non-ID items. The issue is random people choosing to avoid using an ID and is effectively a scam.
Well, we'd like to say they aren't IDs, but the SSN has definitely become a defacto ID. You can hardly do anything without it - you can't get a job with it, they must report to the IRS using it, you can't get credit without it - the credit agencies only use that as a verifier of your identity, etc.
Yes, but it is not an ID in those cases. It's an extra part tied to your other information that together form an ID. SS on its own in not unique, so doesn't identify you.
You have to have one, and you have to have the right one, but knowing one doesn't prove the slightest thing to the IRS.
Credit agencies make up something unrelated in association with it.
It is a variation of blind transfer. Example scenario: You are speaking on the phone at your desk and you need to leave the building. You press a soft key on your desk phone and your smartphone starts ringing. Since it was some sort of a blind transfer, when you answer the call on your smart phone, the call becomes live on the smartphone and disconnects from the desk phone. the person on the other end of the call does not hear any hold music or tones during the flip.
and that's different from a blind transfer how?
I should have asked the difference between flip and call forwarding?
@CCWTech a bizarre ad to run for a company that doesn't have any sort of data loss protection on their big products and who encourages their customers to run with just a shared universal password on admin accounts. Telling people that data loss is a big risk, when that would instantly drive their customers away from them, seems like a crazy gambit.
How did you learn Power-shell scripting?
any books worth looking at? Looking at expanding some more, and I know Automation makes jobs way easier.
This (https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/GetStartedPowerShell3/01) combined with doing tasks in PowerShell. In my opinion, as others have states, it's easier to learn via doing tasks. Added bonus is you complete a task with PowerShell or script it, then see if / how you can improve your script.