Identity Finder is software that helps prevent identity theft by discovering sensitive data on computers. Identity Finder can discover:
Social security numbers
Credit card numbers
Bank account numbers
Other customizable data
Q: What type of files does Identity Finder search?
Identity Finder searches many file types including:
Microsoft Office files
Q: Once sensitive data is discovered, what actions can be taken?
Data may be shredded (permanently delete files containing sensitive information)
Data may be scrubbed (redact sensitive data but leave the rest of the file intact)
Data may be secured (encrypt and password protect the file)
File may be quarantined (move the file to a secure location and shred it in its original location)
Q: What operating systems does Identity Finder run on?
Supported Windows versions:
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
Supported Mac versions:
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Q: Who is eligible to use Identity Finder and how do I get the software?
Identity Finder is available to UH Faculty/Staff for use on UH-owned computers at no charge. For instructions on how to get the Identity Finder software and which version to use, see How To Get Identity Finder.
For help with Identity Finder installed on a UH-owned computer, contact your college/division local IT support staff or contact the UIT Support Center at 713-743-1411 or by email at email@example.com. For help with Identity Finder installed on a personal computer, visit Identity Finder Home Edition's Online Help.