Originally Posted by WroLeader
Well, I'd suggest setting a BIOS level password next time. I'm pretty sure most if not all BIOS have the option to set up a password that must be entered on boot. Now, I also suggest installing tracking software like Prey in case that password is hijacked.
If left in a car or somewhere not safe, I'd suggest having it secured with a Kensington Security Lock so it can't be taken out, not to mention having it properly hidden from view.
Bad idea. If you put many passwords on there, a thief is more likely to completely wipe it or just never turn it on. That renders your Prey useless. The best thing to do is to leave it unsecured and install a tracking program on it so that they are less inclined to wipe it and you're more likely to track it.