Identity Finder

  • Security Alert!

    Phishing E-mail: Administration User Alert

    Information Services is taking necessary steps to block and protect against this message.

    How are the users affected?
    By clicking on the link you will be directed to a website that is infected with malware or you will be asked to provide your username and password.  Do not click on link or provide your user name and password.

    Who is affected?
    Faculty, Staff and Students

    Is there anything that the affected users should do?
    DO NOT click on the link or provide your username and password

    Who is the contact person?
    If you have any questions or concerns or you feel your computer may have a virus or malware, please contact the Customer Service Center at extension 2888 option 2

     Visit IS News and Security Alerts, for more information.

Identity Finder is software that will search your computer for social security numbers, and will act as a tool to assist you in securing or removing this information from your computer.

Identity Finder will search your computer for documents or emails that contains sets of numbers that match a certain pattern, in this case, the pattern of a social security number. It will then give you a set of helpful tools and options for each occurance, where a match occurs.

You can leave the instance unchanged, or you can shred it. Shredding is a process that deletes the information several times so that there is no remaining trace of it.

Identity Finder will be rolled out to all computers on campus.  If you are having difficulty using identity finder, or are unsure of what to do with it, consult the pages on this site for helpful information, such as a walkthrough to using Identity Finder.