How to track and recover your Linux laptop if it gets stolen

Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 12:21 AM EST

Facing the possibility that your laptop (or even desktop) could get stolen, lost or otherwise disappear makes me think of what I’d do. While it wouldn’t be earth shattering for me, there’s a lot of work I’ve put into this thing and it has a lot of data on it I’d like to get back.

That got me interested in some security measures I could take and more, what I could do to locate my laptop if it ever did get stolen? Here’s a quick guide to setting up a ‘Lojack’ for your laptop. If it’s taken and put on a network somewhere (obviously without being reformatted or reinstalled) you’ll be able to find it.

At ArsGeek.

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