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.

Smartwatch Security: What Information Is Your Smartwatch Collecting

The hottest trend in consumer technology is the “wearable device,” such as fitness trackers, Internet-enabled glasses and even clothes with conductive thread that can power your mobile devices. Added into this mix is the smartwatch, which got a huge boost …Read More […]

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Caller ID Spoofing Scams: Can Caller ID Be Manipulated?

You’ve probably received annoying robo-calls with recorded messages about timeshares or other promotions. You may also have heard from a telemarketer who opens with a request for “five minutes of your time” in exchange for the chance to win a …Read More […]

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Do I Need Identity Theft Protection?

There are many moments in life when you deliberate over that extra measure of protection. Do you need to apply sunblock if you’re sitting under a beach umbrella’s shade? Is overdraft protection helpful if you always keep money in your …Read More […]

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What is Shoulder Surfing Identity Theft?

While waiting in line for your morning coffee, you pull out your smartphone and begin to catch up on some work related emails and online banking. But are you sure you’re the only one looking at your screen? Increasingly, identity …Read More […]

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Scareware and Wetware: New Threats You Need to Know

At this point, security threats are evolving so rapidly that experts are coming up with new terms just to classify them correctly. The latest additions to this list? Scareware and wetware. Many types of software-based threats are grouped under the …Read More […]

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