Remote Access Software Binghamton NY

When we reviewed remote access (a.k.a. remote desktop) software we listed a number of benefits the service provides, but here's one we never anticipated: Using it to get your stolen computer back.

Databased Intelligence Inc
(607) 729-0234
2548 Vestal Parkway E # 3
Vestal, NY
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Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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Staples
(607) 797-2524
3701 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY
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Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
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Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Nextstep Computer and Software, Inc.
(845) 362-0429
1581 Route 202 #410
Pomona, NY
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Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer Software Wholesale and Manufacturers
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Mon-Fri: 08:00am-08:00pm
Sat 08:00am-12:00pm

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(914) 630-0979
156 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
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Great Lakes Networks LLC
(585) 319-4853
116 Wilshire Road
Rochester, NY
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Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Networking Installation, Computer Security Systems and Services, Computer Software, Computer Networks
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American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Financing Available, Google Checkout,

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Staples
(607) 724-7544
1290 Front Street
Binghamton, NY
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Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
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Mon-Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm Sat: 9:00am-8:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

VEP Computer Systems Inc
(631) 281-6984
1470 Montauk Highway
Mastic, NY
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Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software

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Sunrise Technologies
(718) 321-3169
3338 Farrington Street
Flushing, NY
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Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Help Desk Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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RogTronics
(888) 274-6145
Crown Heigths
Brooklyn, NY
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Office Supplies Retail, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Software and CD ROM Sales and Services, Software and CD ROM Duplication Services
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Mon-Sat: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
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New PC's
(646) 221-9539
755 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computers and Equipment Rental and Leasing, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Portable Computers and Accessories
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Mon-Sun: 12:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Remote access software catches a thief

Posted by kent on September 17th, 2009

When we reviewed remote access (a.k.a. remote desktop) software we listed a number of benefits the service provides, but here's one we never anticipated: Using it to get your stolen computer back. According to an article in PCWorld , that's exactly what David Krop did when he had two laptops stolen from his locked SUV.

While leaving the computers in his SUV was not the smartest move, his next move was: he used the LogMeIn remote access software that he had installed to monitor and gather data on the laptop's new owner. He was able to monitor the complete activities of the stranger, activities that included chatting, checking email, making Facebook updates, posting sexually explicit Craigslist ads, and downloading pornography. Eventually Krop had enough information to send police to the home of the suspect. Of course, this is not the intended use of remote access software; Krop was lucky his target wasn't smart enough to realize the software was running.

The suspect turned out not to be the thief, but merely a recipient of stolen property. He had bought the computer at a barbershop, even though he was pretty sure it was stolen, and he already had a laptop:

The buyer already had a PC; but it was infected with viruses, and fixing it would have cost $150. "So instead of paying $150 to get my viruses fixed, I thought I'd buy this one for $300."

The viruses no doubt came from his habit of downloading pornography. Still, he would have probably been better off paying $60 or less for Internet security software , although we don't imagine NextAdvisor is a site he visits much.

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