06 January 2009

Undercover 3: coming soon to a Mac near you

Orbicule is proud to announce Undercover 3, the newest version of our critically acclaimed theft-recovery software. Undercover 3 enables us to accurately determine the location of your stolen Mac within a range of 10-20 meters. This new version uses the same Skyhook Wireless positioning technology used in the iPhone.

Currently, Undercover boasts an industry-leading 86% recovery rate. We are confident that this new version will increase our success rate even more.

Undercover 3 will be available on January 20. It will be a free download for all registered Undercover users. Undercover licenses are available for $49 at our Kagi online store.

UPDATE: We will release Undercover 3 on January 27, not on January 20 as announced previously (see above). The reason for this delay is the presidential inauguration taking place on January 20. We don't want to compete for media attention with Barack Obama! ;)

21 comments:

Alexander Griekspoor said...

Wooohoo, great work Peter!

Thierry said...

I'm looking forward to get it, and hope never need to use it.
Congratulations and thanks
Thierry

Matthew Parcher said...

As a customer, I feel like I should be paying for this upgrade!

I was thinking about this very problem the other day, when a friend had his laptop stolen (unfortunately no Undercover).

Thank you for being so innovative!

James said...

cracking addition to an already fantastic product, i will buy on Jan 20 & looking forward to having this security on my mac.

Anonymous said...

So where is the surprise being announced this week...? :)

Anonymous said...

amazing! Hope the iPhone one is just as good as version 3.

Ariel said...

Hi does anyone knows if Undercover works in the new Leopard Guest Account? This account wipes everything upon log out!! Or Do I need to use a regular(no admin) account? Thanks!

adam said...

i love undercover and have it on 2 machines -- but have the same question as the last post about the Guest Account....

Anonymous said...

really hoping my mac doesn't get stolen between the 20th and the 26th...great upgrade and will install promptly upon release. when is iPhone Undercover gonna be dropped on us? (that product will be much more useful as I take my phone a lot more places than my mac, and, its easier to loose, drop, leave behind...)

Thierry said...

To Anonymous,
Please do not postpone your purchase, if you buy Undercover 2.5 today, you will be protected. You will be able to upgrade free on the 27th when 3.0 comes out.
Peter can confirm that.
Thierry

Peter Schols said...

Hi Ariel and Adam,

Undercover does work with the Leopard guest account, no problem at all!
However, we do recommend to create a dummy account (no password, no admin privileges).

Best wishes,

Peter

Peter Schols said...

There is indeed no reason to postpone your Undercover purchase. The 3.0 upgrade will be free for all registered users!

Anonymous said...

The reason I'm afraid to purchase 2.5 today is because for future upgrades you may only be able to upgrade for free if you purchased the software after ver. 3.

Peter, is my concern valid?

Thanks!

Ariel said...

Hi Peter!! What are the differences, advantages or disadvantages between the Guest and the Dummy account? Thanks!!

dave said...

Undercover 3 is out! Will it automatically be installed over 2.5 or does 2.5 need to be removed first?

Peter Schols said...

Hi Dave,

You are too fast for us, please have a look at the latest blog post ;)

Peter Schols said...

Hi Ariel,

The major difference is that with the Leopard guest account, no account information is saved. This might prove to be a disadvantage, as it's sometimes interesting to see the files the thief has created and this information might be used in court.

I'd recommend to manually create a dummy account with no password and no admin privileges.

Anonymous said...

where ist undercover 3? i can't wait anymore ... i want it ... i need it ... must .... have ..... undercover

Anonymous said...

Just registered and installed 3.0 but although uc is running, LIttle Snitch does not show any evidence that the servers are being contacted and I have created no rule to allow it nor has permission been requested.

I am new to UC..what do I do??

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm having the same problem with little snitch!

Peter Schols said...

I'd recommend to trigger Undercover to contact our server by disconnecting / reconnecting to the internet (either unplug your cable or turn off Airport for a couple of seconds).

When your Mac comes online again, this will trigger Undercover and it will contact our server to check whether your Mac has been stolen. That should in turn trigger Little Snitch. You can then always allow uc traffic.