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.

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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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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