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Identity Finder

Identity Finder is a software tool that searches a computer for sensitive information, including social security numbers (SSN's), dates of birth, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and more. It can search through a wide variety of file types, including Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, and even PDF's. It is available to all SAS faculty and staff. When Identity Finder scans a computer for PII, users are often surprised at the results -- many people who believed that they had no sensitive data on their computers find some in old files or browser caches.

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