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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Protect your laptop - Foresight beats Hindsight

Theft
My Packard Bell Easy Note 17" PC;Serial N° LXB550X0019201B89A 1601 with all website passwords was stolen Monday 27 Sept 2010 from the car I was driving while parked in Rueil-Malmaison (Paris area) lots of change to be managed. Readers take care-Either no valuables in your car or keep it in your own view (best) Spy Cameras in public car parks ?

Once bitten (badly) doubly twice (quadruply) shy - and with your help getting slyer.

Advanced, precautionary protection tips that I have learned of since:
1. Open source tracing lost or stolen lap-tops is due to Adeona

2. A french source unfortunately Packard Bell do not figure in their list.

At the moment I have been totally unable to contact Packard Bell for their advice on Lap-top tracking...

As though fate played a foul joke on me: The Town Mayor of Rueil-Malmaison the "bien-nommé" is M. Patrick Ollier who is the husband of current French Minister for Defense Mme Michèle Alliot-Marie. Pity there were not any military around at the time.

I would gladly share this "poor" joke with the local and national Top-Management.

It appears that their are many cases of Lap-top theft - lets lend a hand to putting a stop to such practice & practise.
Your comments, hints, suggestions more than welcome.

Cheers and good luck all,

2 comments:

Arthur said...

Hi James,I'd like to advertise in the sidebar of your blog with a link to an engineering program offered by an Ontario college I consult for.

Please let me know if you'd be interested or if you'd like more information.

Cheers!
Arthur.Clyne@gmail.com

James Alexander said...

Tell me more Arthur, I'd be pleased to help.

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