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.

Cell Phone Privacy: What Does Your Phone Know About You?

Recently, when I checked my phone before leaving work, I was surprised to see an alert about a long commute home due to a backup on a nearby highway. While I was grateful for the tip, I hadn’t opened an …Read More […]

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App Privacy: What to Check Before Downloading Phone Apps

You know the feeling: After hearing about a neat new app, you do some research and find out it’s fantastic. Maybe it tracks your business expenses perfectly, serves up a stress-busting daily yoga pose or easily keeps your kids’ afterschool …Read More […]

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Is New Password Protection Software an Answer to Online Privacy?

One of the top ways to achieve better online privacy protection is by creating strong passwords that attackers’ password-cracking programs can’t guess. But the type of combinations that prove best are also very difficult for most people to remember, since …Read More […]

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Should You Be Concerned About Facebook’s Privacy Policy?

Earlier this year, Facebook changed its privacy policy to a model that’s designed to deliver more-targeted advertising to its users. Although that might seem harmless, as we’re served numerous online ads all the time, the latest changes to Facebook privacy …Read More […]

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Looking to make a career change? Beware of these job scams.

Résumés and online job applications are part of most every job search. But when they reveal sensitive information like your Social Security Number (SSN) or driver’s license number, you may be in trouble. Identity thieves present one threat. They can …Read More […]

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