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.

[SERIES: Part 3] How to Stay Safe on Social Media: Instagram Privacy

Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve been focusing on top techniques for staying safe on social media, starting with Facebook and Twitter. But there’s also another major social network that’s important to consider: Instagram. I love to …Read More […]

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[SERIES: Part 2] How to Stay Safe on Social Media: Twitter Privacy

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to freshen up your identity prevention strategies and put a few simple protections in place. Social media is an ideal place to start. Even though we all …Read More […]

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[SERIES: Part 1] How to Stay Safe on Social Media: Facebook Privacy

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, we’re taking a deeper dive into how to stay protected on social media. Although social media can be a boon for online communication, it can be a bust when …Read More […]

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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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