Stop! Laptop Thief!

Portable PCs have never been so easy to steal. Here's how to get yours back

Think for a minute like a white-collar kleptomaniac. What's worth more than you're ever likely to lift from a wallet, owned by an increasing number of your co-workers and often left sitting on their desks at lunchtime? That's right: a laptop computer. Laptops are getting smaller, lighter and easier to conceal. Many electronics stores will buy them for their used and refurbished sections. Heck, even the irs has lost 2,332 laptops in the past three years. Who is going to miss one more?

Now think like a laptop owner. Your precious machine, filled with irreplaceable data, is less safe than ever....

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