Samsung Chromebook, your $129 ‘burner’ boat laptop?

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Ian Ray says:

    You can sign out all devices in your Google account.
    If it was off of if you had a password on your lock screen, it won’t matter anyway. The chance of someone breaking ChromeOS and then not spilling the beans to Google in order to collect the advertised bounty money are pretty slim.
    Sorry for your loss, but honestly that was the best computer to lose if you are worried about data.
    Consider turning on 2-factor authentication. Also, don’t use an easily compromised email account as the recovery account for your main account. (I just use another gmail account.)

  2. David Lyman says:

    Ben
    Looking at the banner photo at the top of today’s blog, it appear to me there are so many screens to look at, there is precious little time to watch the great scenery that passes by. But then I suppose it goes with the job you’ve carved out for yourself. Looking forward to see you back in Camden in the spring.

  3. Xavier Itzmann says:

    I recommend 1Password for managing all your passwords.
    Just make darned sure your 1Password password is darned good, though.
    Re: losing laptops at Spanish airports –we left behind a Mac Air at Barcelona (where you pick up your luggage). Turns out the “Lost & Found” responsibility has been given to the “information” desk in that area. But most employees who work in the area are unaware of the fact. So they turn found items to their bosses. This includes cleaning staff and the many airline baggage contractors in the area.
    We did find our laptop after 1 hr or so, but one of the contractors had it… because Cleaning took it to the baggage contractor whose flight was using the belt conveyor next to where we forgot the laptop. The laptop was not checked luggage.
    Your laptop might be there, just in the most unexpected office.

  4. Kees says:

    Ben,
    Have you looked at using an online password manager such as Passpack?

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