Quick Look: Hidden Mac Theft Recovery
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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Hidden. The developer describes Hidden as the cheapest and most advanced theft recovery solution for your Mac. The FBI reports that 97% of stolen computers are never recovered. Hidden will provide you with the information you need to help you recover your stolen computer.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

Screenshots

Your Registered Devices

Your Registered Devices

Tracking Your Stolen Mac

Tracking Your Stolen Mac

About the App

Here are the top five features you can expect to see in the latest version:

  • Track your computer on Google Maps
  • Takes iSight photos of the thief
  • Takes screenshots
  • Collects vital network information
  • Stays hidden – the thief is never alerted

Requirements: Mac OSX 10.4 or higher

Price: $20 Per Computer

Developer: Flipcode

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  • http://www.fusilando.com Andres

    You can do that for free with Prey.

    http://preyproject.com/

  • http://www.nouveller.com/. Benjamin Reid

    Looks pretty swish! Especially for MacBooks.

  • http://omniation.com Dan Palmer

    I have this app and, although I thankfully haven’t had to use it yet, the online interface is great and the support and ease of installation is really good.

  • Oscar

    As suggested by a previous comment, Prey is completely free and offers identical features, plus it supports Windows and Linux devices:

    http://preyproject.com/

  • http://mrcave.com Mr. Cave

    Undercover (http://www.orbicule.com/undercover/mac/) does more and is quite a bit cheaper if you’ve got more than 3 computers to protect.

  • http://www.dontshitme.com.au Don

    Yep, I’ve just this week installed Prey, have not tested yet, and worried that it seems to suggest I can only do 3 computers and we have 5. Maybe there’s a paid option for more. If not, then Hidden may be the answer, I’ve read good things about it. Need to check Undercover though if multiple machines work out cheaper.

    • http://twitter.com/sulcalibur Suleiman Leadbitter

      You could just make another account then add the other two ;)

  • Toby

    Yes Prey Project is free but it limits you to 3 computers and is slightly more tricky to set up.

    The only features Undercover has that hidden doesn’t are things like full screen takeovers all of which alert the thief they are being tracked.

    The last thing you want to do is alert the thief because they will just burn it or throw it out of a window – you wont get it back.

    Hidden offers discounts on 5 or more Macs, working out much much cheaper than Undercover.

  • http://www.entropy.ch/home/ Marc

    +1 for Prey!

  • flunkycarter

    I use undercover… firmware password and account passwords. Also use Little Snitch… Auto Login is set to my account… a good way to protect is to create a dummy account, disable auto-login with the same settings, a strong password to allow a “thief” to use the computer and track it’s usage.

  • Ray

    If a review of Hidden will be done, do it right. I have not seen one review where it is mentioned that that the iSight camera light TURNS ON when the picture is taken. This does not apply just to Hidden but other theft recovery programs.

    Even the vendors of these theft recovery programs do not mention this. They all say their software operates in so called stealth mode. Having the light come on is NOT operating in stealth mode.

  • Troy

    I used to go to college with this guy that would keep a piece of electrical tape over his iSight camera on his Macbook because he was paranoid someone would hack into his system and watch him. I used to laugh, but seeing this open source “prey” app made me stop.

    I’m a little wary about a program that allows anyone with some skill to get into everything in my computer, while allowing the viewer to see me in my home.

    Is it just me? Who is the real prey, and who’s being hidden?

  • http://www.nomad-one.com nomadone

    I’ve also been wondering lately about the implications of installing such software on one’s machine.

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    They all say their software operates in so called stealth mode. !

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