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Identity Finder is installed on campus systems
Identity Finder (I.F.) is a commercially available product that is designed to find personally identifiable information (PII) located on computers and attached storage devices. Identity Finder will scan for the following information: social security numbers, credit card numbers, passport numbers, and bank account numbers.
Modern day virus and malware creators are interested in stealing any personal information off your computer and are less interested in harming your data. They make no money harming your computer, but could make millions selling or using social security numbers. In the event that your computer is compromised, any data on your computer could potentially be siphoned off and distributed or sold for malicious use.
Once the application has been successfully deployed to your computer you will notice an icon similar to that on top of the page on your desktop. At this point you do not have to do anything, as the application will run in the background. If you would like to perform a manual scan of the computer or an attached device, click the icon to launch the application. If requested to create a password, please click Skip. We will be sending out an additional email with a link to quick start information and user guides. After installation, any time you attach a USB device, I.F. will launch, asking if you would like to scan. Simply cancel out if you choose not to scan the device.