Security/Tracking for a new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asdf212, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. asdf212 macrumors regular

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    Looking for the best security software for a new MBP I purchased and trying to track it. I have tried Prey and it SUCKS and already lost one becuase of that.
    So taking NO CHANCES this time.
    What is the best software paid or not that can help me do this?
     
  2. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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    Hidden and Undercover are two options. I used Prey as well, I also lost one (not Prey's fault).

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2028403/dont-get-apple-picked-how-to-protect-your-mac-from-theft-in-public-places.html


    There are several things you should do anyway -

    firmware password
    password log in, even from sleep, so you are never logged in automatically

    encrypt mail and other documents, not with file vault but I like Espionage App
    use 1password
    two-factor your dropbox and other accounts

    Set up a dummy user without a password so a thief is able to use the thing online and tracking might work

    Lastly, I've been looking into a way to put tracking on a small hidden partition or some way that in case they do manage to wipe your HD, the machine still has the tracking software on it.
     
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  4. eezacque Guest

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    There is nothing a low-level format cannot wipe...
     
  5. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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    Thus the firmware password. That makes this much harder to do.
     
  6. eezacque Guest

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    The firmware password protects the mac, it does not protect the disk. There is nothing that keeps someone from physically taking out a disk to reformat it.
     

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