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PC Theft Deterrent

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018723D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The invention is addition of a disablement method add to the Laptop that limits operation based on physical location. The client PC requires a heartbeat from the network (wired or wireless) to operate normally. Without the heartbeat enters a secure mode, which either disables the machine or requires a special password for normal use (based on policy)