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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: bloodycelt on Aug 28, '08 08:23:02AM

So.. what happens if the thief is smart and just nukes whatever is on the computer to factory settings and then sells it?



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: stukdog on Aug 28, '08 08:29:10AM

This is always the first thing said when a post like this is written.

The majority of people don't know how or why to do that. Setting up something like this at least will put the odds in your favor.



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: rspress on Aug 28, '08 11:40:53AM

Most thieves are not smart enough to figure out what to do. If they were they would probably not be thieves. If they were smart any thief worth their salt would check out the hard-drive for personal information they could use. The last thing they would think of....even more so if they are windoze users are unix scripts running in the background. Also if they are windows users they should be use to seeing error messages on a computer. Also is they are Windoze users I don't think they would have the system discs to nuke the current OS.

Besides doing nothing pretty much means you are never going to get your computer back.



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: tyip on Aug 28, '08 01:21:39PM

You can also use your most colorful permanent markers and draw all over the outside of the laptop. Then anyone who even glances at it knows that that colorful computer belongs to you, and a thief will have a hard time selling a laptop that draws so much attention.



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: drudus on Aug 28, '08 03:34:58PM

Great idea, draw on 1500 macs! Why not stick them shut with super glue, then no one would want to steal them right?

The only real way to stop theft is for Apple to build GPS trackers that can't be circumvented, but how will they be powered when the battery is dead?

This is otherwise an interesting solution.



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