Tom Holthus

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Apr 19

IDENTITY THEFT TIDBITS

WHO’S REALLY CALLING? Have you received a call about suspicious activity on your bank or credit card account? It’s comforting to know someone’s looking out for you. Or are they? If they’re asking questions for which they should have the answers, these callers may only be looking out for themselves! BE SMART WITH USED DEVICES …

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Feb 14

Job Search and Career Management

Mentor-Train-Recruit (MTR) Program for Job Search and Career Growth Two workshops to get you on your path to your professional career. Part I: Job Search in 30 Days Workshop February 10, 2018, 8:30 am to 5:0 pm @ Resurrection Lutheran Church 2495 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051 The “Job Search in 30 Days Workshop” …

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Jun 07

The Dark Web

If you want to buy or sell illegal stuff, the dark web is where it is done A google search for “dark web” at 7:35 on 4/23/2015 returned 72,000,000 results in 0.66 seconds. A similar search with Norton Safe Search returned 201,000,000 results in about the same time. Other search engines return similar results. What …

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Apr 16

Is Your Child’s Identity Safe?

Since the red flags aren’t as obvious as they are for adults many children don’t know they’ve been and identity theft victim until they get their first job or by the first car. That makes them very attractive targets. “If a thief gets a hold of the child’s Social Security number, they can completely trash …

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Apr 15

Identity Theft & Your SSN

I am summarizing an article that appeared in the Hill and was written by Dave Coffey. Click here to read the complete article at The Hill. Americans are now familiar with identity theft having experienced it themselves or know someone who has. The US is now known as the land of the free and the …

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Apr 06

YOUR BUSINESS IT SYSTEM IS ALWAYS AT RISK

Overview – DDoS   You will be attacked; it is only a matter of time and time and DDoS is only one method. Consider DDoS, Distributed Denial of Service attacks.  The following information is extracted from a VeriSign report, VERISIGN DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE TRENDS REPORT. The full report can be found at: https://www.verisign.com/assets/report-ddos-trends-Q42016.pdf Attackers …

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