Monday, November 29, 2010

Track your stolen laptop (or phone) for free

Many entrepreneurs find using a laptop to be a great convenience and/or necessity in realizing their Lifestyle (Re)Design. With the proliferation of WiFi hotspots and increased internet connectivity worldwide it allows you work from nearly anywhere without the need for an office or "brick and mortar" store.

With this convenience comes danger and we're referring to physical theft this time rather than cyber-crime. Clearly, it's bad enough when someone steals from you but your laptop presents its own unique problems in that it very likely contains sensitive personal or business information.

Which is the reason why Prey was developed. It's a free program (Linux, Mac or Windows) that works to track your laptop (or phone) should anyone steal it.

Prey Project

Prey Project Website

Rest safe. Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.

Silent but deadly: Basically you install a tiny agent in your PC or phone, which silently waits for a remote signal to wake up and work its magic.
This signal is sent either from the Internet or through an SMS message, and allows you to gather information regarding the device's location, hardware and network status, and optionally trigger specific actions on it." Quoted material is from the Prey Project Website

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