Author Archives: Melanie Medina

About Melanie Medina

Melanie is a native of Bolivia who has lived in Boston for over 10 years. She likes to make time to travel, jog, read, and play backgammon. Fueled by copious amounts of coffee, Melanie stays on top of her to-do list while also keeping abreast of identity theft issues. Serious data breaches are happening all the time in the U.S. and Melanie loves being part of a solution that brings peace of mind to families across the country.

Will Facial Recognition Replace Strong Passwords?

On this blog, we spend a lot of time talking about sophisticated security threats. But we especially love talking about the other side: advanced protection to fight those threats. As criminals focus on breaking through systems and stealing identities, technology …Read More […]

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Emoji Passwords: a New Way To Secure Your Information

As a professional in the identity protection space, I know all about the importance of using strong passwords and changing them frequently. Effective password strategies help lock down everything from mobile devices to banking accounts, but that doesn’t mean it’s …Read More […]

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How to Uninstall Apps for Better Security

Recently, in trying to make my phone more efficient, I deleted some apps I didn’t use. Then, a few hours later, one of them popped back up in the same spot in my app lineup, like a hard-to-kill zombie. After …Read More […]

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What Does Google Know About You? How To Protect Your Privacy Online

The popularity of Google’s applications is indisputable — there are approximately 900 million Gmail users, with about a million more accounts being opened each week. YouTube is just as robust, with 63 percent of Internet users regularly visiting the video-sharing …Read More […]

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MacBook Viruses & OS X Security: Is Your MacBook Secure?

A few years ago, I had to admit a brutal truth about my grandfather: While he is more technologically savvy than many of his peers, he isn’t always great about following the digital security rules that everyone should follow when …Read More […]

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