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Before you lose your Mac laptop
Authored by: deped on Mar 08, '11 11:50:27AM

Is anyone else troubled by the line 'Prey... is not visible in the Activity Monitor'?

As a genuine query, how can any Unix or OS X process not be visible to Activity Monitor.app or 'top' from Teminal.app?



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Before you lose your Mac laptop
Authored by: fbitterlich on Mar 11, '11 05:07:13AM

From the README file, it looks like it will add an entry to the root crontab to run a shell script every 20 minutes.

It will check for the existence of a (user-defined?) URL, and if that "does not exist" (according to the docs), "the PC has been stolen." I see a few pretty obvious problems with this technique.

Also the "Wifi autoconnect": "If enabled, Prey will attempt to hook onto to the nearest open WiFi hotspot when no Internet connection is found." Yowsa.

I guess I will wait until Apple comes up with a solution...



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