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Is this program that Chris talked about really safe to use? Prey Project a free open source lojack.. I dont know anything about coding but has anyone really looked at it and can say that it does only what they say it does? I rather not be tracked and being watched on my own webcam if this program can do that. So can anyone tell me if I would need to worry and uninstall this program asap or can I really trust it?

asked Jul 06 '10 at 01:37

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I personally don't recommend it: http://www.shrp.me/docs/dont_use_prey.php

answered Jan 04 '11 at 18:37

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It should be fine. Also on their site's FAQ section there is info about this

What about my privacy? What do you guys do with my data?

Nothing — trust us. And even if you don’t, you can check the source code and make sure that Prey is doing nothing weird in your computer. The info is gathered and the report gets sent directly to its destination.

Now if you’re using the Control Panel you must know that your device’s reports are accessible to you and you only. Not even us can access the reports since each device gets its one unique key which only you have access to. You can also safely delete any reports you want from your devices, no evidence left.

answered Jul 06 '10 at 01:40

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edited Jul 06 '10 at 01:41

i saw that but I dont know how to code so i have no idea if there really is anything going on or not other than what they say

(Jul 06 '10 at 01:42) littleghettoazn littleghettoazn's gravatar image

It should be fine, since Chris and a lot of other creditable sites promote it, it should be fine. I reviewed it with some watch sites and it is fine.

(Jul 06 '10 at 01:47) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

The problem is that I don't think Chris or any of the other credible sources actually looked at the code, they just refer it because other people have. The company that manages the code is based out of Hong Kong and although they say it is open source, not all of the code is made available, they also use a lot of third party binaries from other freeware apps and other sources, so not even they can vouch that the code is safe. The code is written in shell scripts that run with root access, there are some concerns there, it is not compiled code and some of the authentication is a little dodgy. Maybe you can see the source code on the client, but you don't know what they are doing on the server end of things.

answered Jul 17 '11 at 03:04

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It's called PREY. I wouldn't trust it.

answered Sep 26 '11 at 19:53

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It's also called PREY. Even the name sounds a little suspicious. There is only one way to keep it safe out there kids, and that's by NOT installing anything you aren't sure of.

answered Sep 26 '11 at 19:54

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