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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coffee shop laptop thefts in Atlanta a good reminder

Here's a good reason why you need to remind your employees of the risks of using laptops in coffee shops and other public places. Once the thief has it, it's all over...unless of course a brave (stupid?) coffee shop employee comes to your rescue.

A good rule of thumb is if you're setting up shop for a while then use a laptop lock to secure the system to the table. Most importantly, never, ever leave laptops unattended. I know, it does look a little goofy carrying your laptop into the john but, as in other aspects of life, substance (common sense) trumps style.

3 comments:

  1. How can I counter laptop theft in a dorm setting?

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  2. Great question...Laptop cable locks could help. Ditto with whole disk encryption. Here's some more info that may help:
    http://www.principlelogic.com/mobile.html

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  3. Maybe you should check this out too. And is it an idea to build in some sort of alarm into a laptop.

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