Media Advisory - Top Tips For Laptop Security: An Absolute Minute

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    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ -

    SUGGESTED ANCHOR LEAD: Did you know... that the chances of a laptop being
stolen are 1 in 10? A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds? And, according to the
FBI, 97% are never recovered? So what can you do to protect your laptop?
Walter Ocner reports. (:60)

    SCRIPT: Intuitively, we all know that laptops are magnets for theft, but
these statistics indicate just how powerful the lure is for would-be
criminals. So what can laptops owners do to fight these odds? John Livingston
of Absolute Software offers these top tips to lock down your laptop and keep
your data safe.

    CUT (Livingston): Anyone who owns a laptop today needs to be concerned
with its security. Fortunately, we can all apply a few simple guidelines to
significantly decrease our vulnerability.
    Common sense practices include: using visual deterrents, keeping laptops
out of sight when traveling and securing the laptop when it's not in use.
Using complex passwords, changing them regularly, and backing up data on a
scheduled basis is also important.
    Software safeguards include anti-virus, anti-spyware, encryption and
firewall programs. Laptop theft recovery tools, such as LoJack for Laptops,
are highly effective. These solutions can locate a stolen laptop and recover
the computer as well as catch the thieves.

    SCRIPT: For more information, visit I'm
Walter Ocner.

    NOTE: A new segment of An Absolute Minute will be available every month.

    About Absolute Software

    Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft
Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) solutions. Absolute
Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of
regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's
Computrace(R) software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders,
including Dell, Lenovo, Gateway, HP and Fujitsu, and the company has reselling
partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple, Sony and Toshiba.
For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit

    Produced for Absolute Software.

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For further information: Leslie Campisi,, T:
(212) 398-9680 x 144; Walter Ocner,, T: (212)
398-9680 x 140

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