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
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Advanced Data Systems
(716) 668-0700
3099 William Street
Buffalo, NY
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Cable and Wire Installation, Computer Software, Computer Networks, Phone Equipment and Systems Dealers
Hours
Mon-Fri: 08:30am-05:00pm

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MICROSOFT Retail Software
(212) 995-5466
New York, NY
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Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Network Solutions, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers, Information Systems Consultants
Hours
Mon 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tue 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Wed 08:00 AM-06:00 PM,

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A and M Computer Repair
(845) 947-3522
24 Colonel Conklin Drive
Stony Point, NY
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Network Consultants, Computer Networks
Hours
Hours by Appointment

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

Allegiance Group
(212) 421-7255
450 Fashion Avenue
New York, NY
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Franchising, Computer Software

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IPM Inc
(212) 645-5106
80 8th Avenue
New York, NY
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Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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B 2 Technologies LLC
(716) 688-7672
Buffalo, NY
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Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores, Computer Networks

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PC Ware Business Solutions
(845) 371-9150
28 Dorset Road
Spring Valley, NY
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Computer Software, Accounting and Finance Software, Business Software

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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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