Orbicule Unveils Undercover, Security Software to Trace
LEUVEN, Belgium — January 19, 2006 — Orbicule Inc. today unveiled
Undercover, a brand new software security application that traces the
location of missing or stolen Macs for recovery.
Undercover routinely checks with the Undercover server. In case of theft,
the Mac’s unique Undercover ID is added to the database on the Undercover
server, initiating the recovery process. During the recovery phase,
Undercover transmits its current location on the internet, enabling the
Undercover team to identify the computer’s exact physical location.
Moreover, Undercover also sends screenshots of the stolen Mac, revealing
details of the thief’s identity. The Undercover recovery center will then
work with law enforcement to recover the Mac.
In case recovery fails, the software has an ingenious plan B: it will
simulate a hardware failure, urging the thief to send the computer in for
repair or sell it. As soon as the thief gets rid of the Mac, Undercover
will warn the new user that the Mac has been stolen and that it should be
returned as soon as possible. The computer will shout from time to time
that it has been stolen and Undercover will take over the screen,
displaying how the Mac can be returned while making the computer unusable.
More information on Undercover and on the theft-recovery process is
available at: http://orbicule.com/undercover
Undercover is available for download on the Undercover web site
It can be downloaded directly from
The software requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later. Undercover is a
universal binary: it runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel based Macs.
Undercover costs $29.99 for a single user license, a household license is
available for $44. Student discounts and site licenses are available as
Located in Leuven – Belgium, Orbicule is a new company dedicated to
developing high-quality solutions for Mac OS X.