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Originally Posted by Nihilist View Post
"OMG I stole a laptop, and they even formated it for me!"
LOL!

As stated above, this should only work if connected to the internet correct? So the thief could save the data, then plug it in to the internet, and get a free swipe! Nice!

*Reporting from News Channel 3: The amount of stolen laptops have increased dramatically in the past month!*
    
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by l V l View Post
LOL!

As stated above, this should only work if connected to the internet correct? So the thief could save the data, then plug it in to the internet, and get a free swipe! Nice!

*Reporting from News Channel 3: The amount of stolen laptops have increased dramatically in the past month!*
Unless they attach some kind of other device to it that can operate via satellite
post #13 of 17
It says in the article there are RFID chips installed.
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Damn .. you're sitting and working, and some hacker reports that you laptop is stolen .. what happens .. wiping out everything ???
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post #15 of 17
whether the data is wiped or not wouldn't be a big problem for the theif unless the data is what he is after. if he was just stealing the laptop to just have a computer or sell it, it wouldn't matter to him cause technically it still works. just load a OS on and your good.

so only useful if its like the nuclear launch codes or something.
    
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post #16 of 17
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Well, as long as you don't connect it to the internet after you steal it and before you get the data you are g2g!
The articlae mentions that the laptop will also contains RFID tag, so if the movement is outside of designated or specified areas, it will wipe it too...
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post #17 of 17
IMHO it should have the option to Nuke the Battery as well.
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