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Leave the WiFi on, Lose the Laptop

March 4, 2010 5:19:53.926

I guess you could lose an iPhone or Touch the same way - cheap wifi finders can be used to track down an active device - PCWorld reports:

A statement by the mobile security software vendor highlighted a recent warning from a security specialist at University of Technology, in Jamaica. He said that it appeared crooks running a lottery scam on the island were using stolen laptops to do so. They tracked down the often out-of-sight computers using Wi-Fi radio detectors.

And the cost for such trackers is $50 or less, so it's not like there's a high bar to entry. Sobering...

posted by James Robertson

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