How to: 3 steps to a more secure laptop

Thursday, 21 September 2006, 12:36 AM EST

Laptop theft is one of the fastest growing problems in the security sector. Who can forget the nightmare scenario that occurred at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this past May? A department analyst loaded a file onto his laptop and took it home for the night, where burglars promptly walked off with it — along with identifying information on 26.5 million veterans. While the laptop was eventually retrieved, most are not. Fully 97 percent of all stolen notebooks are never recovered, according to the FBI.

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