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Re: Laptop security
From: killy <killfactory () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 23:00:30 -0500

I like the phone home idea.

There are some solutions out there that will beacon when the come online.

Remote wipe comes to mind also.

On 2/20/07, unknown hacker <unknownhacker () gmail com> wrote:
I'd recommend ensuring you make a note of the MAC address associated
with the machine, and getting friendly with the tech crime group of
your local law enforcement.  I'd also make enquiries with your local
service providers to see what their DHCP log retention is like.  If
you play your cards right and a laptop is stolen, you may be able to
submit the MAC to the service providers and have them search their
logs for any hits from it.

You may also want to look into an agent of some kind that contacts
your company during boot up which may also help during investigation.


Tremaine Lea
Network Security Consultant

On 19-Feb-07, at 10:39 PM, Badhrinath S wrote:

> Hello all,
>  Apart from data encryption, insurance and user awareness can
> anyone let me
> know other risk mitigation policies against laptop theft ?
> --
> Thanks
> Badhri

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What's more, you deserve to be hacked.
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