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 Fingerprint Passwords the Perfect Identity Theft Protection?

In information technology, “biometrics” refers to technology that measures body identifiers like DNA, eye retinas, voice patterns and other characteristics that make you unique. Once the stuff of science fiction, biometric security is fast becoming an everyday reality, and fingerprint …Read More […]

Posted in Data Breach & Technology, Identity & Privacy | Leave a comment

Protect Your Privacy With These Webcam Security Tips

“The Internet of Things,” a trending topic these days, refers to the many devices in our lives that are connected to a digital network. While it’s a cool concept, the Internet of Things can leave you susceptible to cyberattack. Webcams …Read More […]

Posted in Identity & Privacy | Leave a comment

Driver’s License Fraud & Identity Theft

Right now, in your wallet, there’s a single card that can give an identity thief a significant amount of information about you — enough to open credit accounts or pose as you at financial institutions. It’s your driver’s license. In …Read More […]

Posted in Identity & Privacy | Leave a comment

How Two-Step Verification Helps Prevent Identity Theft

Have you ever visited a website that formerly required only a password but now has another layer of protection? Because of the prevalence of data breaches and identity theft threats, some sites are stepping up security to safeguard you and …Read More […]

Posted in Identity & Privacy | Leave a comment

Amazon Echo and Questions of Consumer Privacy

Last month, we took a look at Facebook Dark, raising some concerns (and perhaps alleviating a few) about what the service does and doesn’t do. This month, we’re focusing on Amazon Echo, which promises an at-home “smart assistant” that does …Read More […]

Posted in Identity & Privacy | Leave a comment