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Steal This Computer Book 4.0, 4th Edition by Wallace Wang

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Chapter 23. Locking Down Your Computer

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The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.

HENRY WARD BEECHER

Perhaps the best way to protect a computer from physical theft is to keep it in a locked room, bolted firmly in one place.

Most laptops have a security slot that can hold a cable, but desktop models often require a special plate that attaches with glue to the side of the computer, monitor, or desk. Security cables, like bicycle locks, can deter novices and slow down opportunistic thieves, but they can’t stop a determined thief. Given enough time, ordinary nail polish remover can dissolve the adhesives used to glue the cable attachments ...

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