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Protect your sensitive data with Identity Finder

Article by Rachel Lim 

Published October 7, 2015

What would you do if you woke up to find that your identity had been compromised? A false tax return was filed, a new line of credit was opened, and money was withdrawn from your bank account. When it comes to identity theft, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Start protecting your personal information today by downloading, then installing Identity Finder for free from the UBIT website.  

Rachel Lim (UB Student, Class of 2015) was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is proficient in speaking and writing three languages- English, Mandarin and Malay. Rachel is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus in financial analysis and marketing.

Identity Finder software conducts a high-precision scan for personally identifiable information (PII), such as medical records, credit card numbers or social security numbers. Once the scan is finished, you can choose to either encrypt, quarantine, or shred the data altogether. The goal is to ensure that your sensitive information is not accessible should your computer ever be infected and fall into the wrong hands. 

What's new?

Identity Finder 8.0, the latest version of the software, has undergone improvements to make it more consistent and easy to use. There are two new enhancements that provide better control over and insight into your personal information—Sensitive Data Watcher and Dynamic Classification. Sensitive Data Watcher monitors files in real time whereas Dynamic Classification automatically classifies sensitive data the moment a file is created or modified.

As for UB staff members and administrators, new features on the Administrative Console include:

  • Additional reports
  • More streamlined application interface
  • More dashboard information displayed
  • More refined security options offered
  • Ability to display more search progress information
  • HTML email support
  • Multiple ways to classify your information