Wi-Fi 'Finders' Helping Thieves Locate and Steal Laptops
The Wi-Fi "finders" that crooks use are often cheap and easily accessible. For less than $20, a start-up thief can purchase a ballpoint pen with a built-in Wi-Fi detector. Of course, the cheaper models aren't as accurate when locating the signals. (Using one in a full parking lot would be akin to searching for a needle in a haystack.) But for $50, you could purchase this Wi-Fi finder (pictured), which makes finding a laptop stuffed in the trunk of a car easy as pie.
What's our advice? Keep those laptops close at hand and make sure you only turn on the Wi-Fi signal when you'll be using it. [From: Network World]