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Samsung goes Absolute for mobile security

The Samsung Knox security platform, due this year, will feature Absolute Software's technology for tracking, wiping, recovery and IT servicing.

By April 3, 2013


To catch a thief, with monitoring software

Identity of faux thief is revealed in a matter of hours in CNET experiment with LoJack for Laptops.

By October 9, 2012


Police get Webcam pictures in school spy case

Two IT employees at Lower Merion School District have been put on administrative leave while alleged misuse of Webcams in student laptops is investigated.

By March 6, 2010


Many ways to activate Webcams sans spy software

The program used to remotely turn on Pennsylvania students' laptop Webcams is no longer being sold, but there are other ways to remotely activate a machine's Webcam.

By February 22, 2010


Wi-Fi geolocation made easier

Absolute Software Corporation, a provider of firmware-based computer theft recovery, announced on Monday that it has added Wi-Fi geolocation tracking to its Computrace line of mobile computer antitheft products.

By February 2, 2009


Researching notebooks for medical research

Research study planned by University of Michigan doctor raises interesting questions about Netbooks, broadband Internet access, and physical computer security.

By February 2, 2009


Microsoft flags Gmail as a virus

An error in Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare security product caused it to flag Google's Gmail service as a virus.

By November 13, 2006


Microsoft security zaps laptop tracer

Windows OneCare Live has been found to disable Absolute Software's Computrace LoJack software.

By December 14, 2005


This week in tracking technology

The government and Gateway announced separate efforts this week aimed at keeping better track of people and laptops, respectively.

By August 12, 2005


Gateway puts a trace on laptops

Antitheft technology for notebooks includes a LoJack-style tracker and a controversial security chip.

By August 10, 2005