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    Protect your laptop and your digital life


    Protect your laptop and your digital life

    By Lincoln Spector

    When your laptop is lost or stolen, the hardware is only the first of your losses. You value it, but you probably value the contents of your hard drive even more.

    Here are ways to minimize the likelihood of losing your laptop but should the worst happen, here are also ways to raise your chances of getting it back.

    The full text of this column is posted at (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    Please read the one and only user review at the site for the Targus DEFCON 1 Ultra Laptop Computer Security System (info) . It may have been improved since then, but the original model seems to have suffered from extreme breakage issues.

    If you doubt that a stolen laptop can be recovered with security software or other safeguards, read
    this article . Or watch this video of one particular laptop thief "Genius".
    Last edited by bobprimak; 2012-09-08 at 14:57.
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