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Laptop Self Destruct
02-22-2008, 06:51 AM,
Laptop Self Destruct
UK firm brings Mission Impossible IV to laptop users
Posted on 22.02.2008 at 05:03 in Tech News by Martin

This is a guest post by RLSLOG reader Hemant Sahi.

No, I’m not talking about any movie releases here, but if you got very hyper for a second after reading the headline, well, I’m glad I caught your attention. Because what I am going to tell you is nothing less than a trick from a probable MI movie. A UK firm Virtuity has created data protection software called BackStopp which comes with ’self-destruct’ technology based on Wi-Fi and RFID tags that starts to run as and when a laptop is moved from its designated space.

So in layman’s terms, if the laptop is moved from its permitted zone (which is set by the user) Backstopp sends out a self-destruct message to block access and ultimately destroy data, locating the laptop using Wi-Fi and radio frequency identification technology. What’s even cooler is that any laptop featuring an in-built webcam will be prompted to start taking photographs to help identify the thief.

There are millions of people out there who keep very secure data on their laptops which, if fallen into the wrong hands can cause damage to a lot of people. This FBI/CIA type security tool brings advanced security to all laptops users at a very affordable price of £10 per laptop per month.
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02-22-2008, 07:07 AM,
Laptop Self Destruct
what if someone lifted a laptop ie stole one and then immediately but it in a tinfoil lined breifcase to isolate it, of course you'd have to ope it up somewhere out of range but that might fool the tech?

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