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Prey: Open source theft recovery

Prey: Open source theft recovery

Posted Jul 7, 2011 19:55 UTC (Thu) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041)
In reply to: Prey: Open source theft recovery by pcampe
Parent article: Prey: Open source theft recovery

That's precisely why Prey takes pains to educate people on the value of disk encryption, password-protected BIOS, and other security measures.

Nate


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Prey: Open source theft recovery

Posted Jul 8, 2011 7:55 UTC (Fri) by pcampe (guest, #28223) [Link]

If the hard disk is encrypted, the system won't boot without a legitimate password (that should be in the exclusive knowledge of the owner) and so the phone home anti-theft system won't start.

Prey: Open source theft recovery

Posted Jul 8, 2011 15:16 UTC (Fri) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041) [Link]

You seem to fundamentally misunderstand what Prey, Adeona, and the proprietary offerings actually are. They are not anti-theft systems.


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