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Preventing Laptop Theft

Posted by medliorator on May 7, 2008

Lock it Up
Your first line of defense against laptop theft is to secure the machine with an actual, physical lock… This $30 Kensington MicroSaver Keyed Retractable Notebook Lock offers good visibility but packs away quickly when you have to hit the road.

Notebook Alarm
The $55 Belkin USB Laptop Security Alarm sounds if someone disconnects the cable. Of course, that helps only if you’re nearby when your laptop is stolen.

BitLocker (for PCs)
Enabling hard-drive encryption can help you protect your personal information or valuable business data in case your laptop does go missing. Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate editions include a drive-encryption feature called BitLocker… BitLocker could make the difference between losing just your laptop and losing your identity.

FileVault (for Macs)
Macs come with their own hard-drive encryption software, known as FileVault. Like Windows Vista’s BitLocker, it secures the data on your drive from prying eyes in the event that thieves get away with your laptop.

Stop Thieves From Stealing Your Laptop [PC World]

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