Losing a laptop or tablet at any time is always a painful experience. Here’s how you can protect yours:
- Never leave yours visible and unattended even for just a minute unless you have it secured with cable lock (available at the Library and Campus Center).
- Backup everything important (to an external hard drive, CD/DVD, Google Drive).
- Register your device the Google Doc My Inventory at Macalesterhttp://goo.gl/bjeevour chances of recovery are much better if you can readily provide law enforcement identifying information (e.g., make, model, serial number).
- Consider installing laptop tracking software such as Prey, available FREE at preyproject.com.
For more information go to: www.macalester.edu/its/safecomputing