Thursday, December 11, 2008

Remote Kill Switch To Disable Stolen Laptops

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Ericsson and Intel have developed an all new technology to locate your laptop if it is stolen and disable it. It works using GPS technology and you might just even be able to locate it if the chip has not been removed from the laptop just yet. Some of us have laptops with data encryption software which protects all the data in the hard drive in case of theft but this technology is just taking it one step further.

Although this picture is a dead give away of how to remove the chip, I'm sure there must be work done on how to actually secure this device. One possible way is to embed the chip in the processor itself as it is the vital part of the laptop and if taken out will render the machine completely useless. Any other suggestions?