Get rid of Laptop thieves with Microsoft’s ‘always- on’ cellular laptops

Get rid of Laptop thieves with Microsoft’s ‘always- on’ cellular laptops
The Siliconreview
26 June, 2017

Remote wipe technology can drive away the laptop thieves in no time. Suppose that you are somewhere outside, engaged in some work in your laptop and suddenly you get a call and need to move aside. Is your laptop safe in such a place at such a situation? These are the moments when this remote wipe technology can be proved useful.  Remote wipe is a security feature that allows a network administrator or device owner to send a command to a computing device and delete data. Microsoft’s recent patent detailed a method that would discourage potential laptop thieves. It suggests that the laptop could be wiped and locked through a cellular network, without necessarily being connected to it. The technology is as simple as this. When the device is connected through a cellular network, accordingly, the device may receive a disable command from the disablement service over the cellular network, and acknowledge processing of the disable command to the disablement service also over the cellular network. This can be received even if the thief removed the physical authentication module or turned the cellular service of the device off.  The technology points to an ‘always-on’ cellular laptops that can prevent laptop thieves from getting away with important documents and information. This anti-theft technology introduced by Microsoft is very similar to the mobile technology. As part of this in 2016, Microsoft promised to release its own SIM card and “Cellular Data” app for Windows 10 devices. Studies say that this technology can rule out the laptop thieves in an efficient manner.