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Found this site. http://www.orbicule.com/undercover/
If you have ever had your mac laptop stolen and your still muttering about it (I know I am) And your worried that it will happen again, well check this out.
You would get such joy if it was stolen again!
hope ya like it
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Sorry to here about your Mac-Knaping!!
I've been having a blast with this app. (iAlertU)

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I wonder how long these will be effective before thieves learn to wipe computers before turning them on or selling them.
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I wonder how long these will be effective before thieves learn to wipe computers before turning them on or selling them.
No can say. I just tried shutting down my macbook with the iAlertU on. I got it shut down but it snapped a picture and emailed it to my gmail account. I read about the other program before and it sounded pretty cool. iAlertU just acts like a car alarm and snaps a photo and emails it to you via iSight.

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There is more than one way to shut down a notebook. Bypassing the iSight snapshot is rather easy.
Both of those software options are easily circumvented if a thief knows what he is doing.
The best protection a person can do is to register the notebook with Apple upon purchase, and if you are worried about theft, then add it to your homeowner's insurance (providing theft is covered in your policy).

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Care to explain how you would do this without knowing the firmware password?

What your home owners insurance policy will not cover is identity theft. Undercover is also about justice. And one is much better off having it, than not.

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Care to explain how you would do this without knowing the firmware password?
Again, if you know what you are doing, this is quite easily circumvented... painfully easy to be honest.

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Again, for many, easier said than done.

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And anyway...you can always sell it for parts. (Have you looked at what MacBook parts go for?)
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