Published October 17, 2014
Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month by locking down your personal information.
Identity Finder scans, locates and eliminates personal information on your computer to prevent hackers and viruses from establishing a data breach with your identity. Identity Finder, provided free by UBIT, recently released a brand new version, making the software compatible with the latest operating systems for Windows and Mac.
Identity Finder scans for all data and prompts users to take action to secure your digital footprint. Actions such as quarantine, shred, and secure help prevent breaches by eliminating or securely storing personal information. According to the Identity Finder website, the shred feature “guarantees hackers are unable to recover any of your sensitive data,” because Identity Finder uses the U.S. Department of Defense deletion standard.
Identity Finder prevents events such as personal identity breaches from taking place by searching your computer for the following information and other personal data:
It is important to note, when Identity Finder scans your email for personal information, you are only able to take action if an email client like Thunderbird or Outlook is used and your email is hosted in UBmail Powered by Exchange.