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Re: Security for Notebooks
From: "Ian" <e2chameleon () btopenworld com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 14:18:47 +0100

Hi,

I'm not sure of the availability of some of these services/systems in Mexico
but it will give you an idea of some of the things out there.

Computrace (http://www.computrace.com), Webdetect
(http://www.webdetect.com), CyberAngel (http://www.thecyberangel.com), Home
Base and Homing Pigeon (http://ww.zeasoft.com) all allow for the tracing of
equipment by identifying its location when the stolen kit is connected to a
phone line. Webdetect also allows for the hard disks of stolen equipment to
be securely wiped remotely. Thief Monitor
(http://www.burrotech.com/thiefmon.php) is a keylogger application that you
install on your equipment and then activate via a web site in order to
collect enough information to locate your equipment and/or identify the
thief.

There are a number of proximity systems available that can trigger alarms if
equipment is taken out of designated areas. Depending on the complexity of
the system you could integrate it into a physical access control system to
lock a door if someone attempts to leave a building with equipment without
appropriate authorisation. Bewater (http:/www.bewater.com), Johnson Controls
(http://www.johnsoncontrols.com) and the Keyless Lock Store
(http://www.nokey.com) are some of the many suppliers of proximity access
control systems. There's an article regarding this type of technology at
http://www.constructnet.com/indevlop/featurea/smartcards.html.

Caveo Anti-Theft is a device that fits into your Laptop PC card slot. It
uses motion sensing technology to detect whether you laptop is being stolen
or simply moved. It can be set to encrypt the laptop and sound an alarm (up
to 110 decibels) or even playback a recorded message if a theft attempt is
detected. A number of arming options are available including at start up,
when the screensaver is activated and when a combination of movements is
detected. For more information go to http://www.caveo.com. The technology
has also been licensed by Targus (http://www.targus.com) and is used in
their Defcon MDP product.

Cheers,


Ian.

e2chameleon Information Security Resource
http://www.e2chameleon.btinternet.co.uk

-------Original Message-------

From: JAVIER OTERO
Date: 23 May 2003 19:17:28
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Security for Notebooks

I am serching for two diferent solutions:

1) If the notebook is lost or stoned a software that can inform, via
internet, the ip where is connected.
2) If some one takes the notebook from the bilding any chip or similar that
alerts, may by using an arc or similar

this is for about 300.

Thanks

Javier Otero
Grupo Smartekh
Antivirus Expertos
Bussiness Continuity
Inftegrity
5243-4782 al 84 Ext.300
México, D.F.


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