Intel and Ericsson are preparing a new mechanism for protecting laptops from theft
December 12, 2008, 6:31 am
As you know who owns the information that controls the world. And when important data fall into the hands of those who have them should not, then the result may be very poor. That is why in our turbulent time, a lot of attention paid to the development and implementation of mobile PCs various protective mechanisms to prevent any unauthorized access by outsiders to the contained files on your drive. It is now widely used tools such as password protection, encryption of stored data and install a biometric sensor to identify fingerprints. But, it seems, these measures are not enough. More recently, in our news we reported on the proposed companies, Absolute Software, Intel and Lenovo new hardware technologies Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection and Absolute Computrace to protect against hacking and prevent theft of business-Family notebooks ThinkPad. Now, it became known that the company Ericsson has decided to work with Intel to realize the interoperability of technology Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection with its GPS-and HSPA-compatible Mobile Broadband Modules for laptop computers based on the best platform for Intel Centrino 2. As shown in the published official press release, the proposed solutions will enable developers rightful owners of mobile PCs that have been stolen or lost, at a distance completely block the computers, thus making them useless for applications. To be sure will only benefit a special networking service to send established in the corporate notebook module special short text messages (SMS), which was pushed Intel Anti-Theft PC Protection. In addition, thanks to the support of GPS will be able to identify the location of the desired laptop, and as a preventive measure could even be predetermine the region, which shall not be rendered. If the laptop will leave designated limits, then immediately record of theft and taken appropriate actions to minimize negative impacts. Well, if a safe return of a blocked its host computer, to revive the mobile companion, and open access to data on your drive can be, again, by sending already allowing SMS-messages. It is expected that commercially available this type of protection will be in the second half of next year, but representatives of Ericsson did not specify how much it would cost pleasure.