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Ways to physically secure laptop that has no kensington lock

My company is planning to buy several laptops for demonstration purposes in a convention stand. Previously, we always bought laptops that have kensington slots for the typical cable locks. Now, the ...
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Add a TPM to a board

I am to release a design based on an Atheros SoC. I want to additionally secure the system. So I'm looking into adding a TPM to the motherboard's design, or using some USB/serial security token. I ...
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Computer hardware

Here's what happened: Desktop working perfectly (playing supertuxkart on linuxmint). Power down (computer left unattended, no one home). After about 3.5 hours - power up. Linux Mint starts up almost ...
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Can some software physically damage hardware?

I know a question similar to this one has been asked before however it was about installing a 32bit OS on a 64bit laptop. My question is more....damaging. I was wondering if there was a way of ...
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What should I look for in an object when securing a laptop with a Kensington lock?

When I secure my laptop to an object using a Kensington lock, what features should I be looking for in that object to help ensure that my laptop is as safe as possible? A table doesn't work, since as ...
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Lost Kensington lock key - how to remove from laptop?

I'm asking this only for curiosity. Suppose I lost my Kensington lock key: how to take my laptop with me? Part 1 of the process is breaking the cable with heavy scissors, the ones also used by ...
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Is it secure to give someone my laptop with my Dropbox folder saved on it?

My laptop contains my Dropbox folder (under my account). I want to give this laptop to my friend for some time, and he will be using another account. Is it possible that: He will be able to access ...
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Is there a way to stop portable USB storage devices from being used on my computer?

I'd like to stop portable USB storage devices from being used on my computer. Its just too easy for someone to copy confidential data from my hard drive to a USB flash drive. Is there a way to ...
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My screensaver does not turn on - what could be preventing it?

My screensaver will not turn on - despite everything set properly, it sometimes never activates. This is a problem, as I need screensaver password protection if I step away from the computer for an ...