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.

Apple’s App Store Hit by Malware Attack

Apple users have long enjoyed a somewhat higher level of security, thanks in part to the company’s proprietary approach to software and hardware. With fewer third-party manufacturers involved, Apple has been able to lock down its systems more easily. Also, …Read More […]

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Windows 10 Privacy Concerns

Every time a major new operating system (OS) is rolled out, privacy and security experts seem to be on edge. Even though companies like Apple and Microsoft do plenty of system testing, flaws, shortcomings, and security issues tend to emerge …Read More […]

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Apple Account Information Stolen by iPhone Hackers

Apple is consistently ranked as one of the most trusted companies in America, which also makes the technology giant a prime target for hackers. This September, it was discovered that more than 225,000 iPhone users have had their Apple account …Read More […]

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Are My Credit Card Points and Miles Vulnerable to Theft?

Having recently been through the blackout-dates-and-hidden-fees cycle with my airline miles, I’ve grown fond of those credit card commercials that boast about saving me from that trouble. “Any flight, any airline, anytime,” the movie star purrs, and I want to …Read More […]

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With Recent Data Breaches, Is Shopping Local Safer?

Given the option, I will always choose to shop locally. I feel great about avoiding chain restaurants in favor of the little bistro that just opened because a new chef is living her dream. And I much prefer skipping the …Read More […]

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