Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Protect Your Computer

Losing a laptop, tablet or smartphone at any time is always a painful experience.  Here’s how you can protect yourself:

1.    Never leave yours visible and unattended even "just for a minute" unless you have it secured with a cable lock (available for checkout at the Library and Campus Center).

2.    Back up everything important (e.g., to an external hard drive, CD/DVD, Google Drive).

3.    Most important: Register your device in the Google Doc My Inventory at Macalester. Your chances of recovery are much better if you can readily provide law enforcement with identifying information (e.g., make, model, serial number).

4.    Consider installing laptop tracking software such as Prey, available FREE at preyproject.com.

For more information go to macalester.edu/its/safecomputing.

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