Sunday, August 05, 2012
Prey: An Anti-theft Solution for Phone, Laptop and TabletBy Jitendra Indave in: Laptop Mobile security On Sunday, August 05, 2012
Using Prey, user can track stolen or missing device that can be phone, tablet or laptop. It is open source software which gives remote control in your hand. Basically, a small piece of software, called agent installed in the device which silently sit and wait for your remote signal to track device. That signal can be sent using either internet or text message (SMS).As result user can retrieve hardware detail, geo location and network status of the stolen device. It also triggers specific actions on it. Once the stolen device is tracked, it can be locked down. So that, guy won’t be able to do anything. More ever it is designed such way as automatically tries to detect any open Wi-Fi hotspot if there is no internet connection available. The user can capture activity of the thief on cam; in short screen shots will be grabbed by this software. It is available for both free and paid format. It can be run on Windows, Mac OS, Ubuntu, Linux , Android and iOS platform.