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March 29, 2007 16:38 ET

AN ABSOLUTE MINUTE: A Radio Series From Absolute Software

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft: Practical Advice to Keep Your Personal Information Safe

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SUGGESTED ANCHOR LEAD: Someone out there would love to get to know you better -- especially when it comes to your personal information. Identity theft has become big business for criminals and a bigger headache for its victims. How can you protect yourself? Walter Ocner reports. (:60)

SCRIPT: When it comes to the use of computers, wireless networks and the Internet, modern technology brings many benefits and a new concern: how to keep your personal information from ending up in someone else's hands. Absolute Software's John Livingston offers some sound recommendations.

CUT (Livingston): According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft accounts for almost 40 percent of all fraud complaints. With the popularity of mobile technologies such as laptop computers, people are more prone than ever to having their personal information stolen. To avoid becoming a victim, never provide any personal information to a website link that was emailed to you. Monitor your credit reports regularly for signs of any suspicious activity. Finally, take precautions in the event your laptop or computer is stolen. Always use passwords, encryption technologies and computer tracking and recovery software such as Absolute Software's Computrace LoJack for Laptops. Computrace LoJack for Laptops can help track the location of your missing computer and get it back.

SCRIPT: More information can be found on the Web at I'm Walter Ocner.

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Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the leader in Computer Theft Recovery, Data Protection and Secure Asset Tracking™ solutions. Absolute Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. The Company's Computrace® software is embedded in the BIOS of computers by global leaders, including Dell, Lenovo, Gateway, HP and Fujitsu, and the company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple, Sony and Toshiba. For more information about Absolute Software and Computrace, visit

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