Thursday, June 11, 2009

Stealing Laptops from Your Car

Is it real? Or could it be another hoax?
Should i argue and ignore it? Is it just a myth, urban legend?

Well no, according to Daily Express.

Daily Express carried a short story today about the arrest of two foreigners in Selangor, Malaysia for stealing laptops from parked vehicles. Apparently they are specialist in laptop stealing based on the tools in their possession which include special car break-in apparatus and this electronic gadget.

This gadget is an inductive amplifier commonly used by electricians to detect cable embedded in concrete and concealed conduits; also used to do some quick electrical trouble-shootings.

This means it is easily available in the market and these enterprising looters made use of it to their "advantage".

So friends, please be aware. You might have some reservation about such method in the past but things change fast and what seem "mere imagination" 2 or 3 years ago can very much be in existence today.

As practicable as possible, don't leave your laptop in your car. It could save you a lot of hassle.


C.Alv.B said...

Hey.. thanx for the info..I heard abt it b4.. but not sure the truth is..

de Engineur said...

we cant be 100% sure all the time,
but it's always better to be safe than sorry, no?