Malicious software is one thing, but malicious hardware takes it to a whole 'nother level. We say that once on your machine software can do anything -- well, malicious hardware can do even more.
I've had it happen more than I care to admit: type, type, type ... *poof* ... the email I was working on disappeared. Depending on how you go about doing things, you might be able to recover. Or not.
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I'm assuming by “built-in tracking device” you mean that someone has actually added a hardware device of some sort to your laptop.
Such a device would share all the capabilities of malware — or perhaps even more.
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The longer, original question was a disaster waiting to happen. Before I get to that, though, I want to address a very common scenario: you're typing a nice lengthy response in email, and all of a sudden it's gone.
There are many reasons this can happen — some benign, some disastrous.
With so many possibilities, though, there are a few things to try to see if you can get it back before you panic.
Continue Reading: Email I Was Composing has Disappeared. Can I Get it Back?
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