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Imagine that your phone, tablet of laptop was stolen. What would you do? Would you know who to call, where to turn or how would you get it back?
Finding that your phone, tablet or laptop has been stolen can give you a sick feeling in your gut. You feel vulnerable and violated all at the same time. Think of all that personal information the thief now has access to. I know first hand from my laptop being stolen when my house was broken into. I tracked down my stolen laptop because of some programs I had installed previously for other reasons. It took a lot of research that the average person without those programs would not be able to do.
There are steps you can take to protect yourself from being so vulnerable. First, the obvious. Use a password to log onto your device. One that automatically locks when your device is not in use. On top of that you can use a program Absolute LoJack to protect your device.
Absolute LoJack helps you locate your device to see the last location it showed up on GPS, Wi-Fi or IP geolocation. Then the program can lock your device so your personal information can not be accessed on your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop. You can also delete personal information permanently. Absolute LoJack can also help recover your missing device and if it isn’t recovered within 60 days, Absolute LoJack helps pay for a replacement.
I have a close friend who works with the detectives at my local police department. She tells me that if a device is actually recovered it is recovered because of the Absolute LoJack program. That personal statement means a lot in my book.
I am joining several other bloggers is the #DigitallyDark Challenge sponsored by Absolute Lojack. In this challenge, I am going to voluntary put myself thru those vulnerable feelings that I once had when my laptop was stolen. This time I a giving up my new iPad that I got in December for 48 hours. I use the iPad as a mobile device around the house since the doctor told me not to use my latpop anywhere except at a table or desk. My mom ALWAYS calls on Facetime and I also use it as my digital cookbook in the kitchen. I also do part time work in merchandising and my iPad is a very important tool in my daily work. I will have to be without my device for 48 hours. This isn’t going to be easy.
I will be letting you know how my #DigitallyDark Challenge experience is effecting me as I update on Twitter and Facebook. Then I will comeback and write a follow up post. I will also review the Absolute LoJack software subscription and hosting a giveaway for my readers. I hope by doing this I can help others understand the feelings of a lost device. Make sure you friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter if you want a great laugh of me freaking out without my iPad during the Absolute LoJack Challenge.