Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Laptop computers bereft of GPS tracking technology are easy targets for criminals

The unsecured laptop computer is easily stolen and a goldmine for identity thieves. Owners indiscriminately store personal data of all kinds on them. The portable computer is the thief’s fantasy, but effective, and inexpensive, security exists. Anyone who owns a laptop computer should install on it affordable safeguards such as GPS tracking, encryption technology, and systems to remotely retrieve and delete data.

According to Symantec, a laptop computer is stolen every 53 seconds, and 97 percent of these machines lost to theft are never recovered. The numbers are hardly surprising. The recent statistics and ongoing news of more and more mobile computer thefts speak for themselves. The data breaches continue unabated. And now laptops are quickly becoming the item of choice for identity thieves conspiring with gangs and organized criminals everywhere. Smart organizations and individuals are protecting themselves with commonsense, affordable security that blocks the loss of personal information to theft.

MyLaptopGPS, an Oklahoma-based firm, offers just that commonsense opportunity: security for laptop computers at a cost that pales in comparison to the financial price tag of laptop theft, which can exceed $6,000 for even just one machine, according to research from Gartner Group.

Internet-based GPS, the technology MyLaptopGPS™ uses, is more affordable and user-friendly than other types of GPS tracking and effectively tracks lost machines. And MyLaptopGPS also installs software that encrypts and silently removes and retrieves files from lost laptops—at once returning the data to its rightful owner and deleting it on the stolen machine. Users can invoke MyLaptopGPS’s functions remotely.

The market is awash with an array of less-than-effective laptop computer security products. MyLaptopGPS gives a user a host of functionalities all rolled into one product, plus the peace of mind that comes from silently retrieving a laptop’s data from a remote location.

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