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What can a thief do with my reasonably locked down Mac

My MacBook Pro was stolen last night. The disk was encrypted with FileVault and the login passwords were non trivial (good enough for petty thieves though probably not hackers skilled in the art). I told iCloud to lock it down and erase it on first contact. Will the thief and his friends be able to do anything with this machine, or is it just a paperweight at this point? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jan 1, 2016 - 15 answers

Laptop theft prevention

How secure is this Spyder laptop lockdown device? [more inside]
posted by etc. on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Best lock for my laptop?

Laptop lock question. Yes I know you people hate locks, but please bear with me! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Sep 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I get rid of my password?

I have Prey installed on my MacBook Pro to assist with tracking my laptop if it's ever stolen. My question is... should I still have a password? If I want the best chance of finding the laptop, wouldn't I want the thief to USE it and log onto a WiFi network to assist with locating it? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Aug 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Mysterious keyboard behavior: accidental or malicious?

My MacBook's keyboard mysteriously changed to Dvorak! How can I tell if someone messed with my computer? [more inside]
posted by k. on Mar 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Best way to eliminate personal data on Macbook Pro?

After problems with my old laptop Apple sent me a free replacement, whats the best way to migrate my data, eliminate personal info but leave potential problems intact? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Oct 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Learning about firewalls and general computing

I allowed perl access past my firewall (Am I even saying that right?). Should I be worried? And how do I learn more about the subject so I'm not so clueless in the future? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Jan 11, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I prevent laptop (macbook) theft?

Prophylactic-laptop-theft-filter: Help me keep my macbook mine. [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Sep 3, 2008 - 7 answers

No password. No broadcast. No brains?

I have no security enabled on my wireless network, but SSID broadcast is turned off. Is this just kind of insecure, or all types of insecure? [more inside]
posted by DLWM on Sep 2, 2008 - 18 answers

Wireless router security:

I have a linksys wireless-G 2.4 ghz router. I use a macbook pro. The set up cd for the router works only on Windows. The router works and i get wireless, but i was unable to set up a security feature. I am guessing anyone in my neighbourhood can use my signal. How can i make this secure if the set up cd with instructions is incompatible with my OS ?
posted by cascando on Apr 15, 2006 - 9 answers

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