matsko — 2009-03-26T00:21:42-04:00 — #1
A friend of mine just today got his laptop stolen.
It was a $2000 macbook pro so its a pretty big f***ing deal now that its gone.
Anyways, as a future precaution for myself, I was wondering that is there a small tracking device that I can buy that I can attach onto my own laptop so that in the event of a theft I can track where its going.
Does anyone know of something?
tim_parker — 2010-08-04T23:43:03-04:00 — #2
I had my labtop stolen and it was in a room that was supose to be monitored
but it was taken anyway so i am going to get another one, I heard of tracking software but it only works when its turned on they need something that will track while it's is turned off so you can track it , I think the key for the fastest recovery if you can track it while it's turned off.:mad:
cassidy — 2009-03-26T00:50:21-04:00 — #3
I've seen software(similar to a trojan but friendly) that will call home to a registry that you can subscribe to.
Doesn't stop the theft, more important is strong encryption of sensitive information
retronetro — 2009-03-26T01:27:08-04:00 — #4
Sorry to hear about your friends laptop.
Never used it: http://iconico.com/locatePC/
Found it here: http://www.google.com/search?q=track+stolen+laptop
I was watching one of the "super cop" shows recently and P-Diddy's laptop was stolen, but they found it within the hour Though the show might have encompassed several days. Since the "super cops" never get a day off (or sleep) it is hard to tell sometimes.
shoaaib — 2009-03-26T11:26:43-04:00 — #5
I think there is no solution like laptop tracking unless laptop manufacturers starts putting a gps transmitter in their product.
masm50 — 2009-03-26T18:50:04-04:00 — #6
It would probably be better to just back you your data and insure it to be honest.
chieflee — 2009-04-30T16:21:05-04:00 — #7
I know this is an old thread but I wanted to make sure you were aware of the opensource project called adeona http://adeona.cs.washington.edu/
Think lojack for your laptop.
matsko — 2009-04-30T19:09:20-04:00 — #8
I actually purchased & installed a program for Mac called "Undercover"
goodpeoplegives — 2009-04-30T21:06:09-04:00 — #9
Undercover, that would be great.
vernon_oliver — 2009-05-01T02:29:01-04:00 — #10
Seems like a great idea. Something to follow it they ever get it to work right.