Undercover for the Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kaupa, May 15, 2008.

  1. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Has anyone tried this software?
    http://www.orbicule.com/undercover/works.html

    I dont understand nothing of programming and I cant imagine how this should work. It isnt that cheap, so before I buy it I´d like to have some comments on this.
    At our university there is in fact a risk of getting screwed tso it might be sensible to get it.
     
  2. calabi macrumors regular

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    i've had my macbook pro now for around 2 maybe 3 months, installed undercover straight away because i spend a lot of time on trains etc.

    it installs as a background task, u wouldnt notice it was they and it only sends data back to orbicule when your machine is reported as lost/stolen. As long as you follow they're advice it works very well i've applied a firmware password to prevent them from booting into a drive thats not your primary drive, so the person would be forced to boot into mac ox, secondly setup a dummy user account, or invoke the guest account, give them only permissions to connect to networks, and surf the web.

    you mention it's not cheap? it is.. your a student so you get a discount plus if your mac is stolen and orbicule cannot return it to you, you'll get a full refund? can't say fairer than that!!
     
  3. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone ever compared the various tracking software available? There's also Gadgettrak
     
  4. JD20165 macrumors newbie

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    Do Not Use Undercover

    Orbicule is a small company in Europe and has not support for when the software FAILS. As it did for me. One day turned on my MBA and a screen said it that my MBA has not been on the internet for 2 mos. (WRONG) and that is was considered stolen. (wrong again) no way to get past this screen and since Orbicule wont answer any support emails and doesnt have a support phone I was SOL. So think before you try this very poor excuse for protection software. I now had to re install OSX and start over. Lucky I only used my MBA to surf mostly and email. All setting were on now mobile me so I was ok but still a huge pain. DONT BUY UNDERCOVER!! you have been warned.
     
  5. Fabiano macrumors regular

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    Well it sounds like strange, since the software only does something if YOU report it as stolen... :confused:
     
  6. JD20165 macrumors newbie

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    Not true

    A new feature in the Leopard version says if the laptop is not seen on the net for 2 mos it is then considered stolen. This is what happened to me only problem is I was on the day before surfing away. Some flaw in the timer code most likely. Either way DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT... they have NO support and do NOT Answer emails.
     
  7. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    Looks cool - I know Leo Laporte et al on Macbreak have talked about a product like this (if not this product.) Might be worth having a look at their historical pic of the weeks.

    Seems like a good feature if you don't have insurance, but it's not a guaranteed way of getting it back. But better than nothing.
     
  8. mrtekkid macrumors regular

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    Im surprised that no one has mentioned Adeona.

    I installed this before going on vacation and I have liked it so far...

    best part it is free!!

    http://adeona.cs.washington.edu/

    Look at this and feel free to comment on it...
     

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