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Christian Cotichini, Fraser Cain, David G Ashworth, Peter Michael Bruce Livingston, Gabor Solymar, Philip B Gardner, Timothy S Woinoski: Method and apparatus to monitor and locate an electronic device using a secured intelligent agent. Liu & Liu, July 31, 2001: US06269392 (216 worldwide citation)

A system for locating and monitoring electronic devices utilizing a security system that is secretly and transparently embedded within the software, firmware, or hardware of the electronic device. The security system may be embodied in internal memory devices such as ROM BIOS, ROM, Flash ROM, EPROM, ...


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Christian Cotichini, Fraser Cain, David G Ashworth, Peter Michael Bruce Livingston, Gabor Solymar: Method and apparatus to monitor and locate an electronic device using a secured intelligent agent via a global network. Absolute Software Corporation, Liu & Liu, October 9, 2001: US06300863 (158 worldwide citation)

A system for locating and monitoring electronic devices utilizing a security system that is secretly and transparently embedded within the software, firmware, or hardware of a computer. This security system initiates the client computer to periodically and conditionally call a host system to provide ...