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Software makes stolen PCs useless

Pilfering a PC may become less appealing, if software makers Phoenix Technologies and Softex have their way. The two companies are teaming to offer software called TheftGuard, which is designed to be anchored in the guts of PCs and automatically disable any stolen machine connected to the Internet. TheftGuard is also meant to help victims of computer theft track down a perpetrator, if he or she uses the stolen machine to go online. “You know how he’s accessing the Internet through his ISP, and then you can get the cops involved,” said Timothy Eades, senior vice president and general manager of San Jose, Calif.-based Phoenix. Full Story

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