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    Laptop Tracking Device

    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?
    Last edited by matsko; Mar 25, 2009 at 23:04.
    I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    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
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    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.

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    I think there is no solution like laptop tracking unless laptop manufacturers starts putting a gps transmitter in their product.

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    It would probably be better to just back you your data and insure it to be honest.

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    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.
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    I actually purchased & installed a program for Mac called "Undercover"
    I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    Undercover, that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefLee View Post
    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.
    Seems like a great idea. Something to follow it they ever get it to work right.

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    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.


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