Open Source Software for Finding a Stolen Laptop

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of software like Lo Jack that helps you find your laptop should it ever get stolen. The biggest problem of course is the cost associated with the software. Today I found an interesting Open Source system for tracking and recovering stolen laptops. I haven’t had time to try the software yet, but this is definitely going on my to do list of software to try out.

How many times have we seen reports of a laptop stolen that had an entire database of personal or health information being stolen. Way too much. This could be an interesting and free solution. Even the best coded EMR software usually leaves at least some traces of PHI in Windows temp files for example. A free way to recover the laptop would be very beneficial.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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1 Comment

  • Reading the article, Adeona sounds like a really good idea – particularly the fact that all you need to do is install Adeona on your laptop.

    I for one am very interested by this – laptop theft is a major concern – my entire life is on mine!

    Definitely something the Government could use, also.

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