26 posts tagged with security and theft.
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Help me with debit card security

So, my debit card number has now been "compromised" twice in as many months. How am I supposed to approach security with cards nowadays? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Mar 11, 2013 - 19 answers

A run of ID thefts

Help me fend off the cyber brigands (and persuade my family that they need help)! [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Apr 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Spying on the cheap

Need a battery operated security (nannycam) camera recommendation. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Dec 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Laptop theft prevention

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

Help me secure my storage unit

Securing my insecure storage unit... [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Sep 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Roof storage security

Multi-part questions about the security of the roof-top luggage box I just installed on my car. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Aug 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Safe at home

Looking for advice for a home safe (and places to sell that safe to me). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2011 - 8 answers

My former employer leaked my ss number!

Can I sue my former employer for leaking my social security number, email address and physical address? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Feb 19, 2011 - 15 answers

I was feeling insecure, you might not love me anymore

Having a minor freak out about identity theft, and looking for advice on making sure all my online information is as secure as possible. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Jan 5, 2011 - 16 answers

If I only wiped 10% of a hard drive before selling it, am I 90% screwed?

What damage control measures can I do for selling my PC on eBay which was only partially wiped? Yes, I know how stupid this was. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Home Protection Ideas?

Our house got robbed last week for the second time in less than a year. Short of moving, what can we do to get our peace of mind and sense of security back? [more inside]
posted by kmz on Nov 24, 2010 - 37 answers

Burglarproofing for renters?

What are the most cost-effective ways to burglar-proof a rented apartment? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 16, 2010 - 25 answers

Preventing bag theft during TSA inspection

Help me keep my bags from being stolen during the TSA security check. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Nov 16, 2010 - 23 answers

Is a stolen PC effectively protected by a password?

In the event of a loss or theft, how safe is the data on a password-protected PC laptop? [more inside]
posted by Clambone on Aug 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me safeguard both my laptop and my peace of mind while travelling

Looking for best practices/ideas for securing my laptop in a hotel room while travelling. [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Jul 12, 2010 - 19 answers

How do bike thieves steal bikes?

Was someone tagging my bike for theft later? [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Jun 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Why isn't there more theft at airport baggage claims?

Why isn't there more theft at airport baggage claims? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Dec 3, 2009 - 50 answers

Seems like a good idea?

Is LoJack really worth it? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Sep 3, 2008 - 19 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

Help me set my vodka free!

I bought a 750mL bottle of Vodka from Safeway. The cashier forgot to remove the black plastic security alarm topper from it. Boo! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 21, 2008 - 28 answers

Carrying lots of cash in Africa?

What's the best and safest way to travel through some rather sketchy parts of Africa with a sizable chunk of cash? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jul 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Am I At Risk For Identity Theft?

Several days ago, I found an unauthorized charge (a $40 withdrawal from savings) on my bank statement. I called my bank (Bank of America, Seattle customer, FWIW) and they confirmed that the withdrawal was made from an ATM in the area. This strikes me as a Very Bad Thing, because whoever did it must have had an ATM card that was mine (they didn't; I haven't lost my card) or that appeared to be mine, and (s)he also would have had to have my PIN. Now I have a few more questions. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 11, 2006 - 24 answers

When can I leave a car with the top down?

Car theft: I'm looking into buying a convertible, and would like a feel for when you would leave the vehicle with the top down. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on May 8, 2006 - 19 answers

What do we do after a break-in?

What do I need to do, practically speaking, after a computer theft? (Several related questions inside.) [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Mar 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Foiling the workplace food thief...

Where can I find lockable food &/or drink containers? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Mar 14, 2006 - 30 answers

How do I protect myself and my apartment?

I moved into my new apartment complex two weeks ago and already there's been one car break-in and one apartment burglary. What can I do to secure my apartment and my personal safety? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Aug 23, 2005 - 13 answers

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