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.

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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