Think your personal information is secure? Your credit card number, Social Security Number and more may be hiding on your computer without you knowing. To track down this data and properly remove it, UB offers Identity Finder. This software is available to keep personal information safe from scammers, who may gain access to your devices and accounts, and put you at risk for identity theft.
In addition to quarantining sensitive data, which includes passwords, credit card numbers and bank accounts, Identity Finder allows you to shred the information, leaving no trace on your hard drive. Identity Finder’s removal process uses US Department of Defense standards. You can also password protect your personal information once found, making it only accessible to you when needed.
Identity Finder comes in two versions: managed and desktop. The managed version is required on UB owned equipment for use by UB faculty and staff who frequently handle sensitive data, such as the Financial Aid department. The desktop version is provided free of charge for both UB students and employees to use on personally-owned computers to keep personally identifiable information safe.
“We recommend that all UB students, faculty and staff take advantage of Identity Finder,” said Jeff Murphy, UB’s Interim Information Security Officer. “This software not only keeps your information safe, but allows UB to comply with laws that regulate our data.”
UB Mobile now offers even more helpful features, including a full, easy to use search of UB websites. Quick links to UBlearns and MyUB are also now available.
Using a touch screen phone? You’ll notice a new landscape mode whenever the screen is tilted horizontally. In addition, campus maps now have improved detection of your GPS location. Visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play to download UB Mobile.
As of September 23, 2013, UB’s Wi-Fi system hit a peak, surpassing 18,000 simultaneous sessions, while wireless access points (WAPS) haven't increased much at all. Take a look at the chart above to see how the numbers have grown.
Computing and Information Technology at UB is more than 40 years old. Here’s a look back at the Interface newsletter from February 1990. (Please note: this PDF file includes perturbations natural to the duplication process at the time.)