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Thursday, October 08, 2009

What I Learned from Having My Laptop Stolen | Mac Hints & Tips

What I Learned from Having My Laptop Stolen | Mac Hints & Tips
By Donna J. Jodhan
 
Can we honestly say that if our laptop were to be stolen, we would know what to do and how to prevent the laptop thief from breaking into our laptop?  Can we honestly say that we would know what to do in order to prevent an entry into our personal security?  The majority of us have very sensitive information stored on our laptops and God forbid if they were to be ever stolen.  Many of us have the false notion that ours could never be stolen; until it is and then we are in big trouble.
 
There are definitely things that we can do to protect ourselves if our laptop is stolen.  For one thing, requiring the user to enter a password in order to login.  This mechanism is good but not totally full proof.  If a hacker really wants to hack into any laptop system and knows more than a thing or two about hacking, they can do it.  However, there are things that we as laptop owners can definitely do to make it more difficult for hackers to hack in.
 
I am going to leave you with a reference to check out.  One that comes from a person with experience of having had their laptop stolen.  Please see below.
What I Learned from Having My Laptop Stolen | Mac Hints & Tips
By info@machintsandtips.com (Mac Hints & Tips)
First, in the Security pane of System Preferences, I turned on the checkboxes labelled "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver" and "Disable automatic login." Next, I created a new Guest Account in System Preferences. In the guest account, I set up Parental Controls so a user can't really do much beyond log in, use iLife, surf the Web, and so on. More importantly, behind the scenes, I have granted MacTrak permission to run quietly. ...
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I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week.
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