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Protect Your Laptop with Absolute LoJack #AbsoluteUncovered

Absolute LoJack has provided compensation and a complimentary copy of their software, yet opinions are exclusively my own.

According to statistics, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds. 97% of these stolen laptops are never recovered. Approximately 12,000 laptops are lost or go missing at airports in the United States every week. 65-60% of those laptops are never reclaimed.

It’s sad how we’ve become so dependent on technology that many of us become careless along the way, thus giving opportunist thieves the opportunity to prey on our carelessness. The end result can leave us in financial ruin if we don’t take appropriate measures in securing our devices beforehand, whether it’s our smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Now that device theft is such a common occurrence, it hardly comes as a surprise that this month is dedicated to bring awareness to device theft.

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I use my laptops for everything from maintaining my blog to banking to paying bills. Both are well-protected with a firewall, anti-spyware, and anti-virus to keep the hackers at bay, yet none of these programs would hinder a thief from gleaning my information if they were to be stolen. I’ve learned that passwords are no longer considered adequate in ensuring the safety of a laptop since they can easily be bypassed. Therefore, I take extra measures in protecting my devices in case either one ends up in the wrong hands.

One way of ensuring extra protection is adding a device tracking software, such as Absolute LoJack. This device tracking software will locate your device in the event that it goes missing, while preventing anyone from accessing your information with a device lock. It will also protect you from identity theft by deleting your personal information if you activate the deletion feature. In addition to their program, Absolute LoJack will replace your device if it isn’t recovered within 60 days.

Some other surefire ways of protecting your laptop is securing it with a laptop cable lock, which comes in handy for travelers, especially when they’re leaving their laptop at a hotel. Also, jot down the model and serial numbers in case your laptop is ever stolen, as this is extremely helpful to the law enforcement. Also, never leave your device for a split second at any public place, even if you’re just getting a quick refill at a coffee shop. You’ll be surprised how quicker thieves can be!

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Lesha

HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.

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To the Motherhood was created by HilLesha O'Nan, a lifestyle blogger and vegetarian that's passionate about photography, fashion, beauty, home improvement, traveling, cooking, and wellness. She's a married mom of two (10 and 4) that resides in Evansville, Indiana. She has worked with companies like Princess Cruises, eBay, Best Buy, and Microsoft. She's currently a MadeBlinds Ambassador, Paul Mitchell Insider and Aveeno Ambassador. Additional information.

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