MacJury #810: Recovering Stolen Macs, Common Sense Security and Starbucks’ WiFi

The MacJury discusses stolen Macs, including the capabilities built into the Mac OS and some third-party software that can give you options to gather information about the thief. Various scenarios are reviewed and opinions on ways to make your Mac a little less attractive and a little more difficult to someone who shouldn’t have access to it leads to a general discussion of common sense security. The panel finishes up with a discussion of the Starbucks WiFi offer and how it could be the start of something big…if Starbucks is listening.

The members of the panel include:

Dan Pourhadi Chuck Joiner
Cyrus
Farivar

Glenn
Fleishman

John
Gotow

Don
Pourhadi

Chuck
Joiner


Links:

John Gotow

St. Clair Software

Glenn Fleishman

TidBITS

Popular Science

The Economist

WiFi Networking News

Take Control books by Glenn Fleishman

Cyrus Farivar

cyrusfarivar.com

Cyrus Farivar on Twitter

MacUser

PRI’s The World

NPR Morning Edition

NPR All Things Considered

Dan Pourhadi

Macworld

MacUser

iPhoneCentral

Back to My Mac Leads to Recovery of Stolen Mac by Glenn Fleishman on TidBITS

VersionTracker

Undercover by orbicule

iAlertu by SlappingTurtle Software

Theft Sensor by orbicule

Oakland Crimespotting

booq laptop sleeves

Starbucks, AT&T Brick Loyalty Card Service Launch by Glenn Fleishman on WiFi Network News


Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney

Chuck Joiner on Twitter

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