RE: Tracking software for laptop

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Subject: RE: Tracking software for laptop
Posted by:  Ian (I…
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006

Was thinking about this last place I worked, where quite a few laptops got

Since most home computers are connected to the Internet, it shouldn't be too
difficult to write something that would report the computer's IP address to a
website each time it connects.  Then it's mainly a question of asking the ISP
if they can put a finger on which customer was using that IP at that time,
which most will do if there's a criminal investigation involved.

Only works if the HD isn't wiped, of course. But then, my guess is that most
thieves wouldn't know how anyway.



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Tracking software for laptop posted by schwoo… on 7 Sep 2006