By storing copies of all your files with an online backup service, you can be sure that if your computer goes missing all those files can be easily recovered
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2008
NextAdvisor.com, a leading provider of independent reviews of consumer services, is launching its free Lost Laptop Guide to help consumers cope with the aftermath of a lost or stolen laptop.
Over 12,000 laptops are lost or stolen at U.S. airports each month according to a recent survey commissioned by Dell, and NextAdvisor.com responded by outlining some of the best ways for consumers to deal with laptop loss.
"Aside from the immediate financial loss and the loss of valuable files, a missing laptop can drastically increase your risk of becoming an identity theft victim," said NextAdvisor.com Associate Editor Caitlin Podiak. "Fortunately, there are many precautions you can take to ease the pain of a lost laptop, as well as steps you can take to mitigate the risks and costs if the loss or theft has already occurred."
NextAdvisor.com's Lost Laptop Guide offers a variety of tips and tricks for safeguarding valuable or sensitive data and preventing laptop loss in the first place as well as the immediate steps consumers should take when they first realize that they can't locate their laptop. The guide also suggests that laptop owners use an online backup service to protect important files on their computer before it is lost or stolen as well as an identity theft protection service to help prevent further victimization.
"By storing copies of all your files with an online backup service, you can be sure that if your computer goes missing all those files can be easily recovered," said Podiak. "Additionally, an identity theft protection service can help prevent criminals from using information stored on your laptop to steal your identity."
The Lost Laptop Guide is available for free by visiting:
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