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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Keep Personal Data Safe; Scan Files and Folders for Sensitive Information

Do you store your credit card information on your computer for quick access when you want to buy something online? Is your electronic resume or a filled out job application sitting in a dusty folder somewhere? These are just some possible risk factors that could affect your security and privacy if someone breaks into your computer.

Workshare TRACE! is a free program (for individuals) that addresses this issue squarely, scanning your computer for passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, deleted text, and more.

You can use it to scan emails in your inbox or sent items, or select particular folders or files that you're worried about.

As the name implies, Workshare TRACE! is targeted at businesses who are worried about data leaks, but you can easily re-purpose it for personal privacy protection. It even runs off a USB drive so you can carry it with you.

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