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Track and find your lost or stolen laptop using Prey software PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 14 May 2011 14:57

From the PreyProject website:

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.

There is a great story here about a Prey user tracking his stolen laptop across town from thousands of miles away.

Essentially you install Prey and it runs with a low impact memory footprint (for Windows users - in the background for a logged in user) and checks periodically that a trigger URL (that you own) is still in place.

If your laptop is lost or stolen, then remove the URL (say delete a blog post or any URL you control), Prey then uses this as a trigger to start reporting its (the laptops) position to you and can take pictures through the web cam.

Hopefully, the information that is relayed back to you will enable you to recover the laptop.

Pretty cool .... works on android phones too (an SMS triggers the reports) with an iPhone version under development.


Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2011 15:28
Free Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Software PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 July 2010 19:19

This free tool from Microsoft checks computers for common security misconfigurations.

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can check computers running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows® Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000. The scanning of computers for security updates with this tool requires "Windows Server Update Services", that means you must have administrator privileges for each computer you want to scan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 08:48

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