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Adeona offers open-source laptop "Lojack" software

updated 08:25 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008

Adeona asset protection

A development team at the University of Washington recently unveiled Adeona - named after the Roman goddess of safe returns - Open Source security software that parallels functionality of paid services such as LoJack. The dev team claims that the software is privacy-preserving, in that no one other than the owner of the device can track a stolen computer through Adeona. Users are merely required to install Adeona, and do not have to rely on a third-party service to track the device.

The version for Mac OS X includes compatibility with iSightCapture, which allows users to capture images of the offender, providing the user a way of visually identifying the thief, or the machine's surroundings.




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  1. fm1365

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Downloads unavailable...

    It is unfortunate that the downloads section is gone and all links severed....

  1. maxk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    iphone

    now they need to build one for an iphone which would send gps coordinates back to the original owner.

  1. Will53

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Temporarily

    The download section is not gone, but temporarily unavailable

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Adeona

    I recently tested this software on my work mac, I does deliver what it says it does. I was able to retreive the information and pics from the OpenDHT server with ease. I'm quite taken back with this software and it has saved me 99 dollars from buying lojack. Thanks Adeona! :)

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: iphone

    It would be nice, but then Apple wouldn't allow it because it uses the GPS, and then there'd be privacy concerns and the legal dept. would get involved because someone would say "Hey, if they could find it, someone might think we have a responsibility to do something about it, and we don't want that, because then if we don't do anything, we'll get sued" so Apple would ship it back and say "Sorry, this violates are terms of development and will not be added to the app store".

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