Posted by: snukoantitheft | February 11, 2011

Identifying Laptops Thieves with Snuko

Today, there is a noticeable rise in the number of laptop thefts across the globe. With sensitive data being stored in our laptops, it is important to install anti-theft devices to keep thieves at bay.

Just like you and me, thieves love laptops as well. Being expensive and easy to hide, most laptops are loaded with confidential yet important information. However, in most cases, the information that is contained in a laptop is far more valuable than the actual laptop itself. And this is what every laptop thief wants.

Statistics show that nearly a million laptops are stolen each year and this is why protecting the information that is stored on your laptop is very important. According to reports sent out by the FBI, less than 2% of stolen or lost laptops are recovered each year. The Federal Bureau themselves couldn’t account for the 300+ laptops that were lost or stolen during the 9/11 commission hearing. So, can you imagine the amount of important information that must have been stored on these laptops? And these figures that have been mentioned are only the reported cases. These figures do not take into account the overall number of laptops that were stolen or lost and were not reported.

What happens to the information stored on your laptop?

If you’re lucky, the thief will probably clean the data on your laptop and sell it to make a quick buck. But if you are unlucky, the thief could make use of some of the information stored on your laptop, like:

  1. Bank Information.
  2. Credit Card Information.
  3. Social Security Numbers.
  4. Personal and Business Contacts.
  5. Private and Confidential Information.
  6. Addresses and Telephone Numbers.

If all of this information had to fall into the wrong hands, it would spell disaster for you as well as your business.

However, fortunately for us, there are many anti-theft programs and devices available today. These anti-theft devices and programs can be installed on your laptop or any other mobile device and will help identify and track your laptop once it has been stolen. Programs like Snuko will even take pictures of the thief through your web cam!

What’s more, Snuko’s anti-theft program will also take a backup of your data stored on the laptop and will then lock your computer down, making it useless to the thief. It is very important to secure your laptop with an effective anti-theft program. Some people feel that it is as important as rigging your house with burglar alarms. A laptop is an extremely personal instrument and if it lands in the wrong hands can be used against you.

Snuko is a security company with offices around the world. Snuko specializes in making SmartPhones and laptops more secure with its anti-theft programs. These programs will provide you with the important information on the whereabouts of your equipment and will also make sure that none of your data is lost. With out of the box idea and constant monitoring, Snuko is highly dependable!