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'[OT] Theft protection to my laptop'
2008\04\16@085351 by Tamas Rudnai

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Hi Everyone,

I was just thinking of buying a security cable to protect my laptop, but
then I started to watch videos on youtube how easy is to break those:

...cut the cable - what kind of material did they use to make this cord
from?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUKP8h3OSfw

...or use a toilet paper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SkKJ4yOKo8

...or simply just pull-and-run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge6sh4srzbI


So now I am still wondering how and what to use for protecting my laptop?

Thanks
Tamas


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2008\04\16@092725 by Xiaofan Chen

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On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 8:53 PM, Tamas Rudnai <spam_OUTtamas.rudnaiTakeThisOuTspamgmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>
> I was just thinking of buying a security cable to protect my laptop, but
> then I started to watch videos on youtube how easy is to break those:
> So now I am still wondering how and what to use for protecting my laptop?
>

Lock the computer in the table drawer, lock the door of the room the table
is located at. Lock the door of the house as well. Install an alarm system
for the house. ;-)

Xiaofan

2008\04\16@114933 by John Chung

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Xiao Fan,

 How about permanently attaching the notebook to the
user. Borg in the making. :D

John


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2008\04\16@114957 by M. Adam Davis

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I simply never left my laptop alone.  It hibernates, so it's easy to
simply close the lid, toss everything in the backpack, go use the
restroom or whatever, and then when I get back open it up and
everything is as it was when I closed it.

I lose perhaps 1 minute each time picking everything up and putting it
back out, but compared to the time and data I'd lose since the last
backup it's nothing.

There are other alerting options as well - one program uses the hard
drive accelerometers to determine if the laptop is being moved, and if
so it can perform user based actions (volume to high, screech, close
open encrypted documents, lock computer, take pictures with camera and
send over wifi to website, etc).

But at the end of the day, if you leave it out of your sight there's a
reasonable chance someone will take it.  It's like safes - they are
never rated as "unbreakable" they are rated in how long it takes to
break them under certain conditions and assumptions.  So decide how
long you need to leave the laptop unmonitored, how much it is worth to
you (hardware, software, and data), and then secure it accordingly.

Good luck!

-Adam

On 4/16/08, Tamas Rudnai <.....tamas.rudnaiKILLspamspam.....gmail.com> wrote:
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2008\04\16@123630 by David VanHorn

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> There are other alerting options as well - one program uses the hard
> drive accelerometers to determine if the laptop is being moved, and if
> so it can perform user based actions (volume to high, screech, close
> open encrypted documents, lock computer, take pictures with camera and
> send over wifi to website, etc).

Interesting, Is there a web page for that?

2008\04\16@133229 by Alex Harford

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On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:36 AM, David VanHorn <EraseMEmicrobrixspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTgmail.com> wrote:
> > There are other alerting options as well - one program uses the hard
>  > drive accelerometers to determine if the laptop is being moved, and if
>  > so it can perform user based actions (volume to high, screech, close
>  > open encrypted documents, lock computer, take pictures with camera and
>  > send over wifi to website, etc).
>
>  Interesting, Is there a web page for that?

http://isnoop.net/blog/2006/05/20/macsaber-turn-your-mac-into-a-jedi-weapon/

There are YouTube videos as well. :)

Alex

2008\04\17@120031 by Tamas Rudnai

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Thanks guys for the advise, I think physical "disappearance" is the way to
go then :-) With this motion control, well, wiping off the data is ok,
that's good for protecting my data from stealing, but also could lead
loosing it (if I just think it over how many times I forgot to unarming the
alarm system on my car :-) ). Also if my sun moves the computer away it
would be disaster if I was loosing my data - even if I had the backup.

Anyway, probably a safe would be the best and I could even store my CDs /
DVDs in it.

Thanks
Tamas




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2008\04\18@132804 by Vitaliy

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Tamas Rudnai wrote:
> I was just thinking of buying a security cable to protect my laptop, but
> then I started to watch videos on youtube how easy is to break those:

As with any sort of protection, it's all about making it harder (not
impossible) to steal.

It would help if you could describe the situation in more detail. Do you
want to protect your laptop while you leave it in your office, home, on the
go, etc?

2008\04\20@071348 by Rolf

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hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/19/2249231

Seems to be a good place to go right now.... ask slashdot about laptop
security/recovery.

Rolf

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2008\04\23@180103 by Andre Abelian

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Tamas,

There is no better protection. Just carry it with you.
Stay a way from bad neighborhood.

Andre  



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2008\04\23@192637 by Tamas Rudnai

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Thanks Andre,

I'll do, unfortunately I live in Dublin, next to an area called Corduff
which has a "mixed reputation". Too many teens want easy money to support
their needs, especially for the "white powder". My place considered as
secure, only that they come over time to time to take what are not theirs
(like my car stereo for example) and the Gardai (Police) does not seem to do
steps to prevent that. And I have been told that my place is safe, just need
and extra huge dog in front of the house :-). Maybe Irish Wolfhound is one
of the biggest dog because of this? <grin>

Sorry for the bitter humour.
Tamas



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Andre Abelian <KILLspamaabelianKILLspamspammason-electric.com>
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> Tamas,
>
>  There is no better protection. Just carry it with you.
>  Stay a way from bad neighborhood.
>
> Andre
>
>
>
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