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Daily tip

Secure Your Laptop

The portability of laptops makes them extremely convenient. However, we should always be aware of the security risks from the loss or theft of laptops and take proper precautions. The potential loss is twofold: the loss of the laptop itself, and the loss of any personal, private, or sensitive information it contains.