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.

What to Know About the New Apple Watch and Security

The launch of the Apple Watch caused an online purchasing frenzy, with analysts estimating that pre-orders reached about 1 million worldwide. Unfortunately, Apple’s latest product is sparking not just consumer desire, but also security concerns. Security experts have cautioned that …Read More […]

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Why Spear Phishing Protection Is a Real Concern

A common form of cyberattack, phishing scams usually involve a message that seems to be sent to you personally, often with an urgent request. For instance, it might seem like your bank is sending an email or text, asking you …Read More […]

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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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