Why You Should Care:
Because you could lose your new computer, your school work, or some very personal information that could result in identity theft.
What You Can Do:
- Keep your laptop in sight or under cover
Visit the Brown Bookstore Technology Center and purchase a good cable and lock (the ones with alarms are a good deterent). Install a laptop recovery product, such as Computrace LoJack for Laptops or FrontDoor Laptop Security Software. In addition, the Department of Public Safety offers safety tips you should read and follow.
- Use a good, strong password to protect its contents
You can find a recommendation at Strong Passwords: Take It Up a Notch or Two! plus tips on how to create a strong but memorable password as well as how to use your password to lock out intruders.
- Test your street smarts with the Mission: Laptop Security Game