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Method to make Personal Computers more theft resistant.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014570D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that makes Personal Computers (both desktop and mobile) more theft resistant. Background : A concern that is common to all users of personal computers (both individuals and large enterprises) is that the equipment might be stolen and resold to unscrupulous or unknowing buyers. There are several schemes common in the industry today that purport to lower this risk. 1. Physical: Some systems can be fitted with attachment points that are used to connect a chain or cable that is then secured to an immovable object. This might serve to deter a casual thief but is not a deterrent to a thief equipped with a common hardware store bolt cutting tool.