Tag: theft

The Mac Equivalent of iPhone Kill Switch

Interesting stories today noting a drop in smartphone thefts with emergence of kill-switches. The Mac equivalent of the iPhone kill switch is setting a firmware password on your laptop or desktop. After having my laptop stolen in 2014, I wrote...

/ February 11, 2015

Apple Continues Support for Stolen MacBooks and Devices

Apple has no policy of reporting stolen computers brought in for support to the police. In fact, they continue to provide warranty care and service. My home was burglarized in February. Over the last few days, Apple’s systems notified me...

/ September 26, 2014

How to Secure Your Mac From Potential Theft

Thanks to The Loop and The Chronicle for promoting this post … follow me @reifman for updates. Let’s get started helping you to┬ásecure your mac: My residence was recently broken into (the alarm malfunctioned on entry and only went off...

/ February 24, 2014