FireFound – Track Stolen Laptop And Delete Data [Firefox Add-on]

FireFound is hands down the best security add-on for Firefox. It is a recently launched add-on which can track the location of your laptop if lost or stolen. It shows you the approximate geolocation along with the WiFi Network it last connected to.

Once the add-on is installed, you will be asked to create a new account with FireFound(requires only username and password). When done, simply head over to the Options and choose to receive notification when the computer is used more than 2 miles(or any number of miles defined by the user) from it’s previous location.

It can delete all data if you activate the Emergency Data Protection mode from the FireFound Dashboard. You can select which data should be deleted from the Options, when this mode is activated.

firefound add-on

Head over to the FireFound page and hit Login, enter the Username and Password and you will be shown the last known location along with the coordinates, IP address, city name, and WiFi network.

Firefound my location


All information send or received is encrypted, so there is nothing to worry about the security. You can activate data protection from the main control panel which is located under the My Data tab.

FireFound My Data

Once you activate the data protection mode, the user who is using the browser will have to provide the password, if the password is wrong, the data which you selected to be deleted will be wiped out.

FireFound

The only feature I would love to see is an option to backup the data before wiping it out. Having said that, I believe this add-on is a must for every user who prefer to protect his data. It can also track your mobile since it also works with Fennec(mobile Firefox).

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  • Greg

    A better option is GadgetTrak which does this on your system in the background:

    http://www.gadgettrak.com

  • Phil

    Yeah maybe but it´s not free

  • http://reviewsmyfavourite.blogspot.com/ Mony

    I own a laptop myself and glad, I saw this post. Though the add ons are additional option to the browser. This add on can be added as an essential feature in the future versions of Firefox.

  • http://reviewsmyfavourite.blogspot.com/ Mony

    I own a laptop myself and glad, I saw this post. Though the add ons are additional option to the browser. This add on can be added as an essential feature in the future versions of Firefox.

  • http://reviewsmyfavourite.blogspot.com/ Mony

    I own a laptop myself and glad, I saw this post. Though the add ons are additional option to the browser. This add on can be added as an essential feature in the future versions of Firefox.

  • nematode

    An option to hide the add-on would be very nice, because, thinking that a thief may check any add ons for this, and the name is very obvious. If the add-on is hidden, then it providers better stealth mode.
    I just checked in, with my own notebook. It reported it to be 15 miles away in another town (?!).

    • nova

      Geolocation does not work and that is all this is. At best youll get down to a semi accurate city. for example my ip shows me as being in akron but im not im 10 or so miles south. I was looking at the claims of the other linked service up above and regardless of what they say it is geoloc as well eg ip2location.net type stuff it does not work. If you want a working low jack like system for laptops and comps get lojack for laptops. Wireless will never cut it unless there is a muni wifi set up where your laptop ends up. And even then relying on geo location will not work.
      Now if you report your laptop stolen and if you can some how convince the police who can convince a judge to supeana the isp records the isp can tell them the address for the ip. But these things will not work

  • sml156

    nematode hate to tell you this but someone swiched your computer with a japanese knock off

  • jas

    nova is correct, you never get an accurate location

    i have firefound and it reports the wrong location all the time, even when i am not moving my laptop and my ip never changes.