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RE: laptop security
From: "David Hajek" <david.hajek () systinet com>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 11:13:32 +0100

Nice stuff, but any GPS device does not -prevent- laptop thefts. Its just
kind of alarm system for laptops. 
Its a minute job to take out hdd from any laptop even it is protected with
GPS device. If we're talking about 
loss of information due to laptop thefts and we want to prevent it we have
to assure that 
data on the disk are encrypted.

-D

-----Original Message-----
From: Gadi Evron [mailto:ge () egotistical reprehensible net] 
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 9:27 AM
To: bugtraq () securityfocus com
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: laptop security

I think this may interest some people here.

I always say, whenever laptops are mentioned: "Forget 
everything else, I have nightmares already!".

The loss of information due to laptop thefts is extremely 
high, here is an innovation that may possibly be as useless 
as car theft alarms (unless you are nearby and didn't leave 
the laptop in the car), but it's a good start. This may 
actually be useful.

What I'd like to see is a GPS device with wireless 
communication to my cell phone. It can be a quiet indicator, 
or perhaps ring when it is being moved.. or even when I move 
too far away from it.

You can find the article at: 
http://www.canada.com/vancouver/story.html?id=511952d3-89a0-4a
03-a092-be29eaeb346f

      Gadi Evron.



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