It really is, just take a look at this video. All it takes is you turning your head for 10 seconds to dig in your bag when you are in a coffee shop or some other wireless hot spot and *poof* your laptop can disappear. To make matters worse, if your laptop is stolen, any personal data is out of your control… which includes any browser saved user names and passwords to your bank or credit cards (which is why it is important you put a master password on your browser).
For the most part, common sense is your best weapon against laptop theft. Do not let the laptop out of your reach, or you can secure it to a table with protection cable.
There are several web sites available which offer good advise for protecting your laptop, but here are a few if you are too lazy to look:
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