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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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iMac almost got stolen

Hi everyone,

Last week someone broke into my house, they stole my 2TB Time Capsule, some other external HDD and a (non-Apple) laptop...

Fortunately, they could not manage to steal my iMac. I've locked the iMac with a Kensington lock. They tried to cut through it with a knife (see first picture below).

I want to suggest everyone to lock both their iMac AND their Time Capsule! My new Time Capsule is now locked with the same lock.

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You can clearly see that they tried to break off the lock from the iMac. I'm now a little concerned that because of the damage, the security of the lock is now less than it should be. What do you guys think? Do you think Apple can provide a new body for this iMac? The insurance company will pay for it probably.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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I would have preferred them (the tea leafs ) to have had it away and claimed on my insurance than to have had a damaged iMac like yours

just my 2 cents
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Jerks.

Forget locks, you need punji pits!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:29 AM   #4
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I would have preferred them (the tea leafs ) to have had it away and claimed on my insurance than to have had a damaged iMac like yours

just my 2 cents
At least he keeps some of his data.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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At least he keeps some of his data.
Correct! Since my backup (the Time Capsule) was stolen too...

I hope they can fix the damage, but I actually doubt it...
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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That has reminded me to attach my cable lock to my new iMac
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for posting that. I was wondering if those locks even worked. I have them attached to my new iMac, my Time Capsule and an external drive. I figure it would at least slow them down.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:01 AM   #8
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I can't think of anything to fasten my cable to since my entire desk is one of those glass aluminum assembled with Allen key types.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:09 AM   #9
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Correct! Since my backup (the Time Capsule) was stolen too...

I hope they can fix the damage, but I actually doubt it...
My iMac is also chained to the desk with one of these. Fortunately no one has tried to steal it yet.

Good lesson learned here, you need an offsite backup as well or a house fire, thief, etc could wipe out all your data. Food for thought. I take a hard drive into work and rotate it home to refresh/update it periodically. Also "cloud" for important documents in dropbox or whatever.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:18 AM   #10
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Those locks are good, and are being fitted to just about everything now...A buddy bought a Netgear network switch...cost 28.00 but it too has the little Kensington lock on it. Thieves, creeps.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:36 AM   #11
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I'd be pissed if someone stole my data
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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You should show Kensington, it is good marketing from them. Hopefully insurance will have it repaired.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:25 PM   #13
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Thanks for posting. Luckily they didnt get away with it. I was wondering how I could protect my new imac. Now I know. Insurance and Kensington Lock!
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:54 PM   #14
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Wow good job you locked it up, it could've been much worse returning home to find that everything is gone. Is it possible to lock the iMac thought the stand cable hole? I may do this to save attaching locks to the main body.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:16 PM   #15
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It probably was someone whos order is still 'processing'
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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What did u lock it to on other end ?
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:50 PM   #17
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Thanks for posting that. I was wondering if those locks even worked. I have them attached to my new iMac, my Time Capsule and an external drive. I figure it would at least slow them down.
Can you link me to these? Never heard of them
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:02 PM   #18
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Nice try, Kensington
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:05 PM   #19
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Well that was a good idea that you had your iMac chained via Kensington, however I'd be more concerned about the security of your home. If they had time to attempt to cut the Kensington that much then it doesn't sound like your home security (if any exists) wasn't reliable.
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Can you link me to these? Never heard of them
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What did u lock it to on other end ?
I would like to know too, my desk wouldn't be hard to get past if I attach it there.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:59 PM   #22
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A good reminder to be a little more conscious about security.

Hope you manage to get your iMac repaired.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:20 PM   #23
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Nice try, Kensington
This made me laugh.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:37 PM   #24
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Data

Any financial or other personal information on the backup?

(What I'm getting at...was it encrypted?)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:40 PM   #25
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You can clearly see that they tried to break off the lock from the iMac. I'm now a little concerned that because of the damage, the security of the lock is now less than it should be. What do you guys think? Do you think Apple can provide a new body for this iMac? The insurance company will pay for it probably.
Here is what I would do .....

1) Take it to Apple Store and get an estimate for repair.

2) Give estimate to Insurance.

3) If they say to replace it but not repair, good for you.

However at this point it can get better for you.

How?

Ask your insurance company if you can buy it back for 'scrap value'. Now if they are agreeable it will be the Insurance Company who determines 'salvage value. You can decide if you want to buy it or not.

There is even a slim chance the Insurance Company will tell you to just trash it, but in the case of the iMac and its potential value that would seem unlikely.

Good luck with it!
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