“The disappearance of a device is far and away the most serious digital security and privacy risk that owners of Apple laptops and mobile devices face,” Riva Richmond reports for The New York Times.
“For quite some time, Apple has given iPhone, iTouch and iPad owners a way to mitigate this risk by offering them a free app that can locate a lost or stolen device and, if it can’t be retrieved, wipe it of its contents remotely,” Richmond reports. “Now, with the introduction of its iCloud service, Apple has brought this capability to its computers with a feature called Find My Mac.”
Richmond reports, “It can locate your Mac when it’s on and connected to the Internet, cause it to play a sound or display a message to whoever found it or lock the machine or erase all of its contents… You simply visit the iCloud.com Web site and sign in with your Apple ID and password. If your Mac is on and online, you will be able to see its location on a Google map. The site will also show you where your iPhone and iPad are if you have installed Find apps on them. Click on the circle with an ‘i’ inside to open a box, and choose it to make a sound go off, display message, lock it or wipe it.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]