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Targus DEFCON CL Notebook Computer Cable Lock PA410U

  • Easily attaches to a laptop equipped with a lock slot
  • Includes security base plate anchor for additional locking solutions 6.5 feet of galvanized, vinyl-coated steel cable
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Protect your laptop and its valuable data with the Targus DEFCON CL computer cable lock. Extremely easy to use, this cable lock attaches to your laptop's lock slot (standard on all laptops) and loops around a stationary object, such as desk or chair. The 6.5 feet of cut-resistant, vinyl-coated, galvanized steel cable will daunt the determined thief. You'll also delight in the convenience of a keyless solution; the four-digit combination lock provides up to 10,000 possible settings that can be set and changed at any time.

  • newegg Tough Material Made with Kevlar-reinforced, galvanized, vinyl-coated steel cable, this cable lock offers greater resistance to the determined thief.
  • newegg Combination Lock The security mechanism is locked and unlocked using a preset combination. The four-digit combination lock features 10,000 possible settings, so it's a "mission impossible" for other people to figure out the right combination in a limited time.


Learn more about the Targus PA410U

Model

Brand
Targus
Model
PA410U

Spec

Accessory Type
Security Module
Specifications
Cable Diameter: 0.16"

Cable Length: 6.50ft

Cable Material: Galvanized steel

Locking Device: Up to 10,000 user-settable combinations

Weight: 6.20oz

Features

Features
Easily attaches to a laptop equipped with a lock slot

Includes security base plate anchor for additional locking solutions

6.5 feet of galvanized, vinyl-coated steel cable

Packaging

Package Contents
Includes: Security base plate

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  • Drishya C.
  • 7/2/2013 2:24:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsOperator Error

Pros: Solid lock. They give you all the mounting hardware you need to mount a metal loop at your desk.

Cons: Not Fort Knox

Other Thoughts: The other reviewers do not know how to set this lock up.

There are spacers that you need to install on the lock so that it will latch properly onto your particular laptop. The other reviewers do not understand this incredibly simple feature. After correctly shimming the lock it remains orthogonal to the mounting surface on my computer. It's completely secure.

As for extracting your bank account PIN from this lock, WHY WOULD YOU USE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT PIN ON EVERYTHING YOU USE?? It's a laptop lock. It will be used to slow down thieves to the point where they can't successfully steal your computer without getting noticed. Unless you lock up your computer in front of the liquor store every night??

Before you leave a bad review, RTM - Read The Manual!!!!!! Geez

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  • Thomas C.
  • 11/29/2012 11:56:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works good, easy to use combination lock

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/2/2012 1:04:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: Can be used as a paperweight.

Cons: The cable type is irrelevant, even with spacers there is far to much play, up to 25 degrees with no resistance between lock and laptop (Asus N53-SV)..

WIth that much play I am certain I could twist it right off causing cosmetic laptop damage, but very little given the play.

There is also a reported friction hack. A wonderful feature to let hotel staff know your ATM PIN Number. As most people will use their bank card pin number.

Two birds with one stone, lose the laptop, lose your bank contents.

Of course these locks are just deterents to encourage the nefarious to move on to other targets - but if all it takes is a quick one handed twist.... what deterent?

Baxck to the engineering drawing board with this one.

I will never buy any targus branded product again.

Other Thoughts: I'm also going to give serious thought not to buying from retailers that sell their junk - as in NewEgg.

Retailers need to take responsibility for what they sell.

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  • Richard J.
  • 9/16/2010 10:39:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsEasy Break

Pros: Looks pretty and secure

Cons: Easy to break (and yes it's this lock model). 4 numbers 1 at base 4 being farthest. Hold button and turn dial 3 and 4, if 3 has no friction, turn 4 one notch and repeat until dial 3 turns like 4. Then do the same with the second and third dial. Lock broken in 2 minutes or less. Or just grab and snap it perpendicular to the laptop and it'll pop right out with almost now sound. I shimmied it out in 5 seconds.

Other Thoughts: This Defcon CL is as effective as sticking on sign on your laptop reading "Don't steal me!" Bought it at Best Buy and probably won't be able to get my money back tomorrow. I was in a pinch and didn't do my homework, whoops.

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  • Andy O.
  • 7/8/2010 3:54:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsDouble Check

Pros: DEFCON version of this lock is better than a similar version. Not as easy to brute force open the lock or use the "beer can" trick.

Cons: Not easy to discern this model from the older more vulnerable model. Targus support is awful.

Other Thoughts: Someone in another review said, "Cons: Can be cracked in minutes. Pressing the button on the lock causes friction on the tumblers. Hold the button and start with the tumbler with most friction, move till another tumbler becomes harder to move. Do so till cracked. Laptop stolen in <5 minutes."

There's an older Targus lock that looks exactly the same, I think the color of the plastic around the numbers is different, and it is vulnerable. This lock is a bit better. 5 minutes is enough time to delay someone from making off with your notebook. I would carry this lock if I was in an airport. Now a days I use a netbook with internet cloud storage so loosing a cheapo notebook isn't a killer.

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  • David X.
  • 6/9/2010 7:15:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt Works.

Pros: It's a twisted cord of metal. It works.

Cons: None.

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  • John A.
  • 5/26/2010 12:03:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy

Pros: it locks your computer.

Cons: I purchased this lock from Best buy (I learned my lesson & I don't shop there anymore). Anyway I used this lock daily & it worked fine until last week when for some unknown reason the combination drifted. I've since been trying to contact Targus but none of the contact information on their website is valid & all e-mails are auto-replied "that address no longer exists". I've now brought my laptop & 2 desk drawers home from work & I'm going to have to dremel this lock apart.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy another Targus product again with this kind of customer support & I highly recommend you never buy their stuff either.

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  • matthew g.
  • 2/2/2010 4:56:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsEasily Cracked

Pros: Visual security

Cons: Can be cracked in minutes. Pressing the button on the lock causes friction on the tumblers. Hold the button and start with the tumbler with most friction, move till another tumbler becomes harder to move. Do so till cracked. Laptop stolen in <5 minutes.

Other Thoughts: Found this in my sister's laptop bag, didn't know the combo, figured it out rather quickly.

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  • Andreas K.
  • 1/18/2010 10:41:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsStay away like the plague

Pros: None

Cons: I had to tear apart my Dell XPS 630i to pry out the Targus DEFCON CL. That is, I did some serious damage to my expensive desktop... The combination has obviously changed (probably during insertion) and I was unable to unlock my PC.
I could not even reset the lock (from the cap screw) after prying it out because the combination has totally drifted, so I don't know what the active combination is.

Other Thoughts: Stay away - you are going to regret buying this chinese piece of garbage.

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  • Nathan T.
  • 8/7/2009 11:18:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Well, it hasn't locked up on me yet, but I plan on being careful with it...

Cons: Flimsy. Any monkey could beat this out of the computer it is locked to, but then again, remember that anyone with a bolt cutter can get through any locking device you implement.

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