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Moving to a new town and don't know crime levels, how to secure my comuputer?

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  1. PineappleCrush

    PineappleCrush Regular Member

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    My computer is my only possession of any value really. I just have a few clothes and a bed and other seats and that's it.

    The town is known to be a bit rough around the edges so I have no idea what the area will be like till I move in. Well a bit but not much.

    I have concerns that if they saw a new face on the street they might see me as an easy target for a burglary.

    How could I secure my computer? I would be renting so cant go drilling it to the floor.

    Any other (non costly) ideas?
     
  2. Reaver

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    If you're in the States, get renters insurance and regularly back up your data to the cloud.

    Worry about fuck all.

    It's just a thing bro. I'd rather someone rob me blind than kill me.
     
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    This is probably the best advice because if they can't steal it they will probably destroy it.

    If it is a laptop then get a kensington lock

    https://www.google.com/#q=kensington+lock
     
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  5. PineappleCrush

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    I am in uk.

    Desktop not lap.
     
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    Where are you moving to ?
     
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    I don't want to think too outside the box, but you could smear it in dog shit. Nobody likes to pick up things covered in shit.
     
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    Bolt it too your desk and bolt the case shut.
    or get insurance on it and back up your shit to the cloud.
     
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    The only good way is to encrypt your hard drive.

    The only real 100% secure software to do this was Truecrypt, but the developement has ended ( probably they has been paid a lot by "someone" to end the developement) ; you can find the last working version which is the 7.1a.

    With this you can create a fake partition too, so the only way to access your encrypted partition will be to press some key combination (for example t+alt+s) when the PC boots and then insert the master key to boot it. If no combination is entered, a fake partition with fake "normal" profile with ordinary applications /folder will boot to mislead the tattler.

    I'm into pentesting and the only known way to decrypt this will be reading the master key directly from a RAM memory dump when pc is online, but to do this the "attacker" needs pc is already on and booted with the encrypted partition and have serious skills in forensic analysis (so virtually impossible to 99% of people)

    You're welcome
     
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    I guess this cannot be

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    Dude, wtf? I knew some ppl in the UK that r living in crazy shitholes, and never been robbed once! U have more chances to get robbed on the street then getting ur PC stolen... And if u r like really paranoid about getting your PC stolen, then get the lock, and nice cloud storage as suggested before. Also that method that includes used shit for protection... The dude has a point!
     
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    This was so fuckin funny lmao I have no idea why
     
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    Moving to a new town thats so fucking sketchy you have to consider drilling your computer into the floor.

    Another inspirational BHW success story !
     
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    Step 1) Put a stack of £100 notes on top of the keyboard before leaving your flat
    Step 2) The burglars will take the notes instead of your desktop
    Step 3) Profit
     
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    TrueCrypt is no longer safe. I recommend using VeraCrypt, which is based on TrueCrypt. Not sure if it's 100% safe against government agencies, but it should be enough against robbers.
     
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    desktop anti theft locks. this ones from kensington and is around £30
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    back-up all your data on the cloud too. so if your desktop does disappear, you have a backup. you can use mega.nz -- 50gb free. there's many other services that offer a lot of storage for just $5/month. if you're paranoid of the cloud you can put everything on a usb/hdd and hide that somewhere; but it's just 1 more thing that can be stolen. you can't steal a cloud.
    another thing you can do is encrypt your harddrive so a thief will have a hard time stealing your passwords and other sensitive info.