Is MacLoJack working again?

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  1. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    The download link on the website ( http://www.zdziarski.com/projects/maclojack/ ) worked and there no longer was a message about disbanding support. Was his "issue" with Apple resolved?

    I don't want to find out the hard way that the program no longer works. I'm taking my shiny new Macbook Pro to college and I'd like to have some peace of mind and keep it safe and secure. :)

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
     
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  4. jawzzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm aware of both of those services, but I am not willing to pay that much money for that program.

    So back to my original question: is MacLoJack working again?
     
  5. future macnerd macrumors member

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    sorry but what is maclojack? is it a virus protector (sorry forgot the real words) like norton or mcafee?
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    "MacLoJack is a system daemon running under Mac OSX designed to call home when your Mac is reported stolen."
     
  7. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    LoJack must be MACLOJACK its the same thing, calls home
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    :eek:

    $99 for 3 years is a great deal if it saves you from ending up losing a $2000+ laptop
     
  9. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is a great idea and a great addition to a Kensington lock.
     
  10. Don.Key macrumors regular

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    Why bother? At least in Europe AFAIK most household and ALL business insuarances also cover the case of stolen property outside of the home. You just need police report and viola: You get money for brand new notebook.

    And before someone says "But what about data": You should have backups anyway!
     
  11. jawzzy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Again, thanks for all the replies. But back to m original question, please: Is MacLoJack working again?
     
  12. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Undercover Student Price of $39 for LIFE is Insanely Cheap

    Definitely the way to go Student Rate Only $39 for LIFE.
    $39 for the lifetime of the MacBook/Pro? Did you read the student rate?

    What do you mean "That much money"? It's like no money at all.

    LoJack wants $49 a YEAR. It's the one that is insanely expensive.
     
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  14. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Since LoJack is a commercial trademark (which is licensed to Absolute Software for use with computer software) I would say that Maclojack would have more than 'issues' with Apple to deal with...
     
  15. future macnerd macrumors member

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    what do you mean when you say it "calls home" can someone explain what maclojack does/how you use it?
     
  16. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    Is undercover reputable?

    They have one customer story on the website that almost looks fake, a belgium address, and no customer reviews or feedback that I can find. I'd be weary purchasing their service.
     
  17. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I have used Orbicule's Undercover for a number of years as an institutional education customer. While I have been fortunate in that I have never had to invoke their services, I can assure you that there is nothing fake about them.

    MacDann
     
  18. Bram Dumolin macrumors newbie

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    Then it would only be a matter of changing the name.
    Anyone can send me a copy of Maclojack? I will see what I can do and make a new version. Free of course.
     
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