Stolen laptops are no joke – especially if you have sensitive data on it. Maybe photos that you don’t want into the “wrong hands”, maybe company contracts that competitors would surely want to see or maybe they’re financial records of clients that could harm your business if exposed to hackers.
Whatever information is on your notebook computer it’s important to encrypt your data and use strong password protection.
For a second layer of security, Intel has created an embedded 3G (yep – wireless communication) technology into the 2nd Generation of its vPro Processor that can remotely disable a computer and ensure that your data is protected and secure from hackers.
By sending an SMS (text) message to your laptop you can shut it down and find where it is through GPS coordinates.
Absolutely Software has been making software similar to this for years – no wireless communication – but other technology. With this new feature from Intel you now have at least two ways to find and lock your computer if it gets stolen or “lost”
But remember, keep a vigilant eye on your computer, back it up and use hosted applications as much as possible so you never have to wonder where you computer is.