Prevent Computer Theft and Avoid Data Loss

Nowadays, computers are more and more important to us, we use it widely-learning, doing business, learning, watching movies, storing our memories, etc. There is no doubt that we need computers in our daily lives. But there is one thing we need to pay attention is that the data we store on our computers may meet the theft all the time-viruses, hacker, etc. All of these may damage our data and may also lead to the data loss problem. So, how can we prevent computer data theft? How to get back lost data once we meet the data loss situation?

Below is a short list of recommendations that can not only help protect your laptop from being stolen, but also helps eliminate stress if it does happen to be stolen.


Keep track of important data

Write down the computer serial number and model number, the support phone number, and any other useful details about the computer and store that information in your files. Keep the receipts of your computer and associated equipment. This information will come in handy when you need to report the laptop as stolen.

Use a laptop lock

If you’re using a laptop while at a coffee shop, work, school, or away from home attach it to a lock. Most laptops today support the Kensington Lock that can help prevent it from being taken if you step away from it. If a Kensington Lock is not available Compucage,Kensington, and Targus offer other security protection and locks.

Don’t keep it out in the open

Never keep your laptop out in the open, this is especially true when the laptop is in your car. If you leave your laptop alone even for a moment it’s an easy target for someone to grab while you’re not looking.

Keep eyes open at the airport

If you’re taking your laptop with you on a plane, keep a close eye on it at all times. Especially when it has to leave your hands to go through a metal detector. Thief’s can use this opportunity to take your laptop.

Use laptop protection services

Check to see if your laptop has TheftGuard or any other security system that can be enabled. If not, consider alternative program. We’ve listed several of these programs in the below services that help track and protect.

Eliminate stress

Backup your important data

Keep a frequent external backup of all your important data. Having your important data on a CD or other drive that’s not part of your computer can save you a lot of time and pain if your computer goes missing.

Password protect

Create a boot password in CMOS setup so your computer prompts for a password before it boots.

Protect passwords

Use a good password manager to store and encrypt your password and other login information. Many people will put login information in a text file that can be read by the person who stole the laptop.

Encrypt sensitive data

If you have important or information that you would like to keep confidential, make sure to encrypt or password protect that data.

Final Thought

All of these can help you a lot to prevent data theft and data loss. In my opinion, backup the data in a safe place is the best one and I use this way for a long time. You can also visit our home page by clicking uFlysoft studio to get more post about lost data protection to find more helps.