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What I wish I had known before my laptop was stolen.

By Logan Macoy
That is why more than 1.2 million members already trust to protect personal and corporate assets from loss,
making it the world’s leading lost & found return service
http://www.boomerangit.com/
Starts at $4.95

Bungee, new service lets your lost items find you!


http://getbungee.com/
starts at $1 a month

Absolute Software | LoJack for Laptops: Track, Locate, and Recover Stolen Computers. "We'll survive a
reformat of the hard drive, but where it gets tricky is when people reinstall operating systems on top of each
other. It also depends on what OS is being loaded,"
http://www.absolute.com/en/products.aspx
Premium 3 Years - Electronic Download - $109.99 ($1000 warranty)
Standard 3 Years - Electronic Download - $89.99 (no warranty)

Laptop theft prevention, Laptop recovery, Asset Management


http://www.stoptheft.com/site/index.php
Sticker tattoo, starts at $9.

Adeona: A Free, Open Source System for Helping Track and Recover Lost and Stolen Laptops
http://adeona.cs.washington.edu/index.html
Free and open source

Open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones Prey
http://preyproject.com/
Free and open source but Pro starts at $15.

Intel vPro Demo Anti Theft


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkfPFWKuMQE
CPUs with vPro feature:
Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad
Intel Centrino 2
Intel Core i5 and Core i7
Intel AMT

Your Complete Solution for Laptop and Data Theft.


http://www.laptopsentry.com/
LaptopSentry 1 Year License - $29.99
LaptopSentry 3 Year License - $49.97

Protect your laptop and desktop PC from theft with LocatePC, the Free software security tool for windows.
http://www.iconico.com/download.aspx?app=LocatePC
Free windows software

Currently the most comprehensive listing and reviews of (On-The-Fly Encryption) OTFE Systems: MS
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
http://otfedb.sdean12.org/
MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista: 152 systems listed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_disk_encryption_software (more up-to-date source)

Open Directory - Computers: Security: Products and Tools: Cryptography: Hard Disk Encryption
http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Security/Products_and_Tools/Cryptography/Hard_Disk_Encryption/

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What I wish I had known before my laptop was stolen.
By Logan Macoy
1. Aiko Solutions Ltd.- SecuBox software provides AES disk encryption for Smartphones and Pocket PCs.
2. Alertsec- Web-based service to deploy and administer Pointsec disk encryption software on customer PCs.
3. BlockMaster AB- Supplier of SafeStick, rugged and strongly encrypted USB thumb drives, plus SafeConsole, the
associated configuration and key management software for enterprise-wide use.
4. Bosanova Inc.- Storage encryption hardware appliances which provide security for back-up data and integrated security
solutions for any platform.
5. CrossCrypt- One of the few open source disk encryption systems. This system also supports mounting Linux encrypted
disk images
6. CryptDisk.4h- A free encryption system that sets up a Windows file as an encrypted virtual disk drive. Uses the AES or
Twofish algorithms.
7. FreeOTFE- Free "on-the-fly" transparent disk encryption program for both PCs and PDAs, allowing the creation of one or
more encrypted "virtual disks". Offers features and full source code.
8. Linux Unified Key Setup- Collaborative project developing a hard disk encryption system for Linux. LUKS stores
configuration information in the partition header, enabling users to migrate encrypted partitions between devices.
9. Neobyte Software- SafeBit software creates encrypted virtual disk drives using the AES algorithm.
10. PC Dynamics Inc.- Supplier of SafeHouse encryption software for hard drives and memory sticks, including free and
commercial products for business and personal use under Windows.
11. PGPDisk v6.0.2i- PGPdisk was a stand-alone freeware program but it is now integrated with the commercial PGP package.
The freeware version 6.0.2i remains available here for both Macs and PCs.
12. Psaltech Software Pvt. Ltd.- Supplier of CryptArchiver disk encryption software, both free and commercial versions.
13. Real-Time Hardware IDE/SATA encryption- Enova Technology specializes in developing,manufacturing and marketing
real-time hard disk encryption chipset.
14. SafeBoot Security System- Control Break provides encryption and security tools which are both secure, and easy to
administer - designed primarily for the large enterprise, they also offer a range of consumer versions.
15. SecurStar- Supplier of DriveCrypt hard drive encryption software, and PhoneCrypt telephone encryption system.
16. Secure Systems Limited- Supplier of Silicon Data Vault encryption device that connects into the IDE cable and requires a
password at boot time to decrypt the hard drive. Uses 128-bit AES and is designed to meet FIPS 140-2.
17. Softwinter- Supplier of Sentry 2020 disk encryption software for Windows.
18. SpyProof!- Disk drive that automatically encrypts all data blocks written to it and then transparently decrypts them for any
application, if logged in. Once logged out, the special disks are completely unreadable by unauthorized users and thieves.
19. The CryptoGraphic Disk Driver- Short description of The CryptoGraphic Disk Driver (CGD) for NetBSD and a reference
to the FREENIX paper written about it.
20. Tiasoft LLC- Encryption application that creates encrypted virtual disk drives using AES.
21. TrueCrypt- Can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk. It can also encrypt an entire hard
disk partition or storage device. Supports plausible deniability. Open source.
22. TurboCrypt- Creates encrypted disk drives which can be mounted at any time.
23. WinCrypto LLC- Creates encrypted volume within a file or partition on a hard drive or any external data storage device
and then mount it as a real disk.

My additions:
• FreeOTFE is an open source on-the-fly disk encryption (OTFE) computer program for PCs http://www.freeotfe.org/
• BestCrypt is a commercial disk encryption program for Windows and Linux. http://www.jetico.com/enterprise-data-
protection/
• BitLocker Drive Encryption: is a full disk encryption feature included with the some Microsoft's Windows editions.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008;Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition;
Windows Vista Service Pack 1;Windows Vista Ultimate; Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/features/bitlocker.aspx http://windows.microsoft.com/en-
US/windows7/products/features/bitlocker
• TrueCrypt is a software application used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It is distributed without cost and the source
code is available http://www.truecrypt.org/
• SecurStar is the leader for real-time hard disk encryption software and computer Security. With over 4,5 million users, our
security products are the most used on the market. http://www.securstar.com
• DriveCrypt Plus Pack Full Disk Encryption $125
• DriveCrypt 1344 Bit Disk Encryption $60
• PocketCrypt $50
• DiskCryptor is an open encryption solution that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.
http://diskcryptor.net/wiki/Main_Page/en

BAK2u Pte Ltd is a leading startup from Singapore that develops mobile security solutions (patent-
pending) and anti-theft software to protect clients' communication devices and sensitive information;
identification of thief via contact number, location, IP address, machine serial number and even video of
the perpetrator.
http://www.bak2u.com/
US$29.90 (01 license)

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What I wish I had known before my laptop was stolen.
By Logan Macoy
GadgetTrak: Advanced Theft Recovery Software To Prevent Laptop & Mobile Phone Theft -
GadgetTrak
http://www.gadgettrak.com/
$74.95 - 3 Year License

zTrace Technologies - Software Solutions for Mobile Computing Security.


http://www.ztrace.com/
Website issue (don’t purchase)
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80004005'
[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
/register/counter.asp, line 49

Laptop Cop is the fastest way to get your lost or stolen computer back. While other solutions force you to
involve the police who are often too busy to assist with laptop recovery, the Laptop Cop recovery team can,
in addition to cooperating with the police, take direct control of your computer and monitor all of the thief's
computer activity. The recovery team then takes this recorded information, which often contains the thief's
full name, address, phone number, etc., and notifies the thief that they are being monitored.
http://www.laptopcopsoftware.com/
unknown price

MyLaptopGPS.com: Protecting Your Laptop Assets – How MyLaptopGPS Works [Encryption, Laptop
Encryption, Stolen Laptop Tracking & Recovery - Laptop Security, Data Security, Notebook Theft,
Track Computer].
http://www.mylaptopgps.com/
unknown price

iHound Software - Protect Your Digital Life


https://www.ihoundsoftware.com/
2 years of protection for $100

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) now offers certification programs for select TCG specifications.
These programs are created to promote consistent quality among products built to the TCG specifications,
and provide a useful tool to assist customers in verifying security and functional compliance of products
built to TCG specifications. The TPM 1.2 specification was chosen by the TCG Board of Directors as the
first TCG Certification Program and has been joined by select TNC Specifications. More TCG Certification
Programs may be introduced in the future.
http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/

Self-Encrypting Drives (IBM, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Seagate, and Toshiba)


http://www.hitachigst.com/internal-drives/self-encrypting-drives/
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/self-encrypting-drives/
http://sdd.toshiba.com/techdocs/WIPE_Tech_Release.pdf
http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0761.html?Open
Fujitsu itself is not selling hard drives at the moment (1-800-FUJITSU) but the laptop can come with SEDs

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