A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds in the United States. To put that in perspective, one out of every ten laptops will be lost or stolen. So how do you prevent your device from joining these horrifying statistics? Beyond keeping your portable gadgets under your constant supervision, there are a few simple tools you can use.
A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds in the United States. To put that in perspective, one out of every ten laptops will be lost or stolen. So how do you prevent your device from joining these horrifying statistics? Beyond keeping your portable gadgets under your constant supervision, there are a few simple tools you can use.Read More »from Best Tools to Stop Gadget Thieves
A 2011 survey found that over half of US employers are monitoring their employees' computer usage. How can you find out if you are one of them? And if you are, what should you do about it?Read More »from Are You Being Monitored At Work?
I recently read an article that proclaimed you should never sell or recycle an old cell phone. It was based on a security researcher who said it is incredibly easy to get personal information off of a phone, making identity theft and credit card fraud a snap. But when you can get upwards of $100 for an old smartphone, and the environmental impact of recycling is so positive, I wasn't so sure this was a security mantra that made sense. So I did a little experiment of my own.Read More »from True/False: Never Sell Your Old Phone
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