Saturday 19 June 2021

Prey: Protect computers and cell phones from being stolen or lost


As it is not at all unlikely that we will find ourselves in the unpleasant position of losing or having our mobile phone stolen, it would be good to take our measures in advance in order to avoid such unpleasant situations in the future. The solution to this problem will be given to us by Prey. Prey is open source software that solves this problem, lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and can help you find it if it is ever lost or stolen. This is software that is installed on PC and supports all known operating systems: Linux, Windows, OSX. Respectively, it is available for mobile phones with Android and iOS operating system. After installing the program, you must enter your e-mail and a password in the corresponding fields of the program.



After downloading and running our application we will have to open an account by simply giving our email. From there, after entering the website of the application, we see one by one the devices that we have registered.  As you will see there are a number of actions that the program can do such as for example sending you an e-mail without the thief even realizing it, a photo of the ΄΄New owner΄΄ ΄΄ but also its physical location since the GPS function is activated automatically , you can even activate an audio and "fish" the thief if you choose to display on the computer a message such as that the computer is stolen, etc .: Of course a prerequisite for this is an internet connection, but also your lost cell phone will try to connect at any time to any network it finds to let you know where it is.


Now let's see how to set it up, click on the device you want to set up and select the actions you want to take in case you lose or your device is stolen. For example, click Send Message and write a message that you wanted to display in the case. After entering your message, click Confirm to save the changes.


In case your phone is stolen or lost now, log in to your account from another computer or mobile phone and activate its loss by clicking on the Set Device To Missing button. Select the detection time now (the lower the value the better).
In the free version you can set detection values ​​from five minutes and up which means that in five minutes from the moment you activate the loss your mobile will lock and continuously transmit the position of its position, at the same time the camera will be activated by photographing it. would-be thief displaying the message you entered. 

Prey: 1.9.11

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OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows, iOS, Android, Mac OS X,
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