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tips on protecting ur laptop from being stolen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by arnab, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    i m one of those unfortunate ppl that had their laptop stolen. i know that this is an usual problem.

    I came across this article today that seems to be helpful. I thought it would be good for others to check it out and become aware.
    SEMrush
    Five easy ways to burglar-proof your laptop
    http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=48664

    if u know any other good tips then please do share.
     
    arnab, Jun 4, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. DharmaSeo

    DharmaSeo Peon

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    that sucks, hopefully u get it back
     
    DharmaSeo, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  3. homebizseo

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    When I clicked the link to the article a script tried to take over my PC.
     
    homebizseo, Jun 4, 2008 IP
  4. arnab

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    it got stolen from my university library. it really sucks.

    it's interesting how much we are relied on computers. they are full of confidential information. it's a good thing that i just use my laptop for 100% university materials.
     
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    You can glue your laptop to your legs. So when you sit down its ready for use :p. Jk. Anyways those are some very helpful tips on that blog! :D
     
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    twistedspikes Notable Member

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    Meh, if you get your laptop holding sensitive material stolen then it's pretty much your own fault. If it holds sensitive info, don't leave it somewhere where it can be easily stolen. Lock it up in a safe or something if you take it home with you (or at work when your not there). Put a signal triggered bomb in it and back it up every night if your that concerned :p:rolleyes:
     
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    locomotion Active Member

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    Sometimes it's not the matter of protecting your laptop or not, but in fact you cant take control of what will being happened. If someone spotted your laptop, it would be most likely stolen by him as he has planned for it while you don't have the precaution towards it. So laptop owners should be aware that you shall protect your laptop by taking all possible precautions before it's too late.
     
    locomotion, Jun 4, 2008 IP
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    wierdo Active Member

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    What about when you try to walk, would you have to hop around?
     
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    My security method is experimental :D. Haven't gotten all the bugs worked out. Maybe pants with velcrow on them? So no glue on your legs?
     
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    zurk Banned

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    Not in my work place :p

    Just keep it at home if it's full of private information :)
     
    zurk, Jun 5, 2008 IP
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    Nice would be integrated GPS device inside of CPU and then you could locate it :) hope you get it back.
     
    FUSIONspy, Jun 5, 2008 IP
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    I will just recommend to avoid yourself on a crowded places much as possible you do your browsing
    on a private place. There is nothing safer than to be on a safe place.
     
    Cryxellis23, Jun 5, 2008 IP
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    atulperx Banned

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    Nice article arnab buddy . I will go through all this steps and make it more secure from now .
     
    atulperx, Jun 5, 2008 IP
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    stephen.robert Active Member

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    Yep, there might be some virus in that page. My firefox is not opening it and my firefox always close whenever I tried to open it!
     
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  15. arnab

    arnab Peon

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    i m not gettin any problem in firefox or IE....maybe it's causin problems in vista....

    it's a professional IT news site i doubt there's any virus.....i think there is a major major major script error. being such a big mouth piece of canadian information technology one can safely expect that they might be a bit more careful wit their scripts...

    anyways, any other good laptop tips?
     
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    im not getting any problem either not even vista
     
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    Heres a tip, dont leave it in a cab as collateral with driver (after getting a cab home pi$$ed from pub only to realise no money) whilst you go into the house to get money only to forget the laptop after paying the driver!!

    Lesson learnt here!!lol
     
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    the best prevention of loss is atleast not to carry sensitive info on laptop, i do on USB which is always with me, if neccessary I plug it into laptop and ride the info I need.
    next tip should be that turn off laptop totally => your temp files will disapear and possible thief won't do larger mess. (but i like to have laptop in standby :eek: )
     
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    #20
    GLue, sledgehammer,chains and padlock all work good
     
    homebizseo, Jun 5, 2008 IP