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.

Are My Credit Card Points and Miles Vulnerable to Theft?

Having recently been through the blackout-dates-and-hidden-fees cycle with my airline miles, I’ve grown fond of those credit card commercials that boast about saving me from that trouble. “Any flight, any airline, anytime,” the movie star purrs, and I want to …Read More […]

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With Recent Data Breaches, Is Shopping Local Safer?

Given the option, I will always choose to shop locally. I feel great about avoiding chain restaurants in favor of the little bistro that just opened because a new chef is living her dream. And I much prefer skipping the …Read More […]

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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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