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Before you lose your Mac laptop
Authored by: fferitt25 on Mar 12, '11 05:26:20PM

I do suppose in some instances there would be stupid thiefs that would snatch a laptop or whatever and simply go home and hook it up to the internet and start using it.

HOWEVER - being a techie w/ half a brain that I am - if I were to steal a laptop and claim it as my own. Before I connected it to the internet - I would do a complete system wipe (prob zero things out a couple of times) then a fresh install.

- even maybe swap out the drive for a differnt one altogether (if I had one sitting around)

Additionally force a change on the Mac Addresses of the primary hardware. People probably would probably forget to do this - but then again most laptop owners don't think to make note of their Mac Address info anyway.

Then remove visible SNs on the exterior.

Clean laptop aside from fingerprints - stickers - other identifying marks.



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