Digital Genetics

Prey: they can run but they cant hide

by on Jan.07, 2011, under Internet, Security

Prey is an open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones. According to the official website:

“Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It’s lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.”

Some of its features include:

  • 100% Geolocation aware
  • Wifi Autoconnect
  • Small footprint
  • Full use of laptop / phone camera for evidence collection
  • Allows access to screenshots of active sessions
  • Keeps passwords and email safe
  • Render the PC useless by fully locking it down
  • Hardware scanner
  • Self updating

To download or get more information about prey, visit:

There is also a youtube video available, which will take you through downloading, installing and configuring prey:


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