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Undercover 2: theft recovery for Leopard

updated 08:10 pm EDT, Tue October 30, 2007

Undercover 2 released

Orbicule has announced Undercover 2, a new release of the recovery solution exclusively designed for Mac OS X. In addition to enhanced Leopard support, the new release has a dead-Mac-timeout feature: if a Mac is not connected to the net for more than two months, it will automatically be locked. This allows recover of at least some of the 'dead Macs' that are stolen but never connected to the Internet. In addition, Undercover now only connects to the Internet when a network change occurs, reducing network traffic while making the recovering system even more aggressive. Memory footprint and CPU usage have been dramatically reduced. In most cases, memory footprint is down 75%. Undercover 2 now sports dozens of under-the-hood improvements and fixes. Undercover is priced at $50.




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  1. MiMiC

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    reformatting?

    What if the user reformats the stolen system with a clean install? Wont this then become useless?

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: reformatting?

    http://www.orbicule.com/undercover/faq.php?q=firmware

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yet.. do this.

    Force Removing Password Protection

    1) Add or remove DIMMs to change the total amount of RAM in the computer.

    2) Then, the PRAM must be reset 3 times. (Command + Option + P + R).

    FWSucker: Retrieving the Password Used with Software

    If you are allready booted into the MacOS the Open Firmware Password can be retrieved by using the application FWSucker created by mSec. We warn you of this program because many administrators believe that their Macs are secure at night when they shut them off just because they have the Open Firmware Password set. Be cautious of this application, and if you are using any desktop security software we suggest keeping this program restricted by it.

    Download FWSucker for Open Firmware Password Retrival

    FWSucker.sit from SecureMac.com

    so its possible to make the software usless too..

  1. itguy05

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Even better

    Most thefts are for the DATA.

    So you just rip the drive out and use it wherever.

    Or you remove the PRAM battery (if you stole it, you don't care about voiding warranty.).

    S/W theft solutions are pointless.

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