How To Turn Your Stolen Laptop Into A Snitching Doorstop
I look forward to the future, when laptop computers are so cheap they aren't worth stealing. As bad as having to buy a new one is, it's all the sensitive information on your machine that keeps you up nights if yours is stolen. Business Week uses Seagate's new drive encryption capability as a jumping off point to examine the ways currently available to keep bad people from doing bad things with your 411, and maybe even get the hardware back for you:
I think I'd prefer rusty, razor sharp, rotating knives that spring from the bottom of the laptop, followed by a refreshing spray of acid and anthrax; but for now, perhaps drive encryption is the way to go.