Is this app works as it says?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vjicecool, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    Has any one used or tested this application
    http://hiddenapp.com/
    Just read on the internet that some guy was able to retrieve his laptop after it was stolen, the software installed in it was able to take pics and send it to him
    Any reviews are greatly appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    I read the article, post on yahoo and the post in MacRumors. Apparently it works just as Find my Device in MobileMe subscriptions with the ability to take snap shots. My question is does it work if someone erases the HD and partitions a new drive. Can you also see what people write, as in the article the guy logging into his G-mail account can he see his pw, etc which would be nice to fk over the person trying to fk you over. Also apparently something like this will be in OS X Lion, read this somewhere can't remember where and no idea if it's true, just wanted to mention it.
     
  3. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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  4. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am concerbed about the hard drive swipe too
    should be good if any one gives insight review for this
     
  5. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Physical security is key. Keep your eyes and hands on your machine.

    If the information on the drive is sensitive, use encryption.

    Buy insurance.
     
  6. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    That was quite obviously an advert for the product. :p

    Honestly, if someone gets hold of your MBP, they don't even have to turn it on once before wiping the drive entirely. So applications like that are easily bypassed.
     

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