Remote Access Software Ithaca 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.

Staples
(607) 275-0240
742 South Meadow St Suite 200
Ithaca, 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

Mobile Computer Service Inc
(212) 267-6888
88 Fulton Street
New York, NY
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Computer Disaster Recovery, Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores
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American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Personal Checks, Money Orders

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Advanced Vision Tech Group Inc
(631) 366-5155
111 Smithtown Bypass # 104
Hauppauge, NY
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Computer Software

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The Castle Group
(888) 804-8079
44 Wall St Suite 1276
New York, NY
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Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Accounting and Finance Software, Business Software

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Computer Solutions
(845) 677-5553
122 Tompkins Road
Lagrangeville, NY
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Consultants, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Computer Networks
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Money Orders, Personal Checks, Credit Terms Available, Financing Available,

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Staples
(607) 662-0553
3912 Route 281
Cortland, 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

Acctrack Computer Consultants, Inc.
(212) 695-8585
New York, NY
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(718) 535-7242
109-29 115st
South Ozone Park, NY
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Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer Networks
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Mon-Sun: 12:00 AM-12:00 AM

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Steven's Entertainment Group
(718) 285-4078
Staten Island, NY
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Information Technology Services, Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Consultants, Computer Software, Computer Networks
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Mon-Sun: 12:00 AM-12:00 AM

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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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