Re: Please help - security
From: colbyco (colbyco_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 03:33:36 GMT
no false alarms...everytime you are connected to the net, it connects with a
central station. If you report your pc lost or stolen, it the central
station looks through it's logs to see when your pc last connected and the
ip. That can then be used to recover the pc.
Problem is that it is software driven and easy to defeat. I need a hardware
version of this if one exists.
"GregR" <email@example.com.NULL> wrote in message
> Thomas Vincent wrote:
> > There are a bunch of packages out there. The good ones will place
> > themselves in the boot sector and dial out when they get a chance.
> Yabbut - how's the computer supposed to know that it's been stolen? Sounds
> that scheme would alarm every time it's booted, though I guess one *could*
> ignore the false alarms from a normal start-up.
> A better scheme might be one that would alarm if the wrong BIOS password
> entered at boot-up (say after 3 failed attempts), but that would mean
> custom BIOS - probably more trouble than it's worth.
> GregR - Another Beemer Biker ...o&o>