Remote Access Software Plattsburgh 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
(518) 562-1375
77 Consumer Square
Plattsburgh, NY
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$3 Ink & Toner Credit
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Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

RedLeaf Software LLC
(802) 735-0730
P.O.B. 201
Colchester, VT
 
Data Systems Inc
(802) 862-1289
431 Pine St Ste 215
Burlington, VT
 
E Q 2
(802) 865-0920
35 King St Ste 8
Burlington, VT
 
Computer Repair At R
(802) 658-4143
266 Pine St
Burlington, VT
 
Staples
(802) 524-0700
289 Swanton Road
St. Albans, VT
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

Data Systems Inc
(802) 862-1289
431 Pine St Ste 215
Burlington, VT
 
Aurora North Sofware Inc
(802) 860-7560
3 Main St
Burlington, VT
 
Gamestop
(802) 862-3022
5 Burlington Sq
Burlington, VT
 
Aurora North Sofware Inc
(802) 860-7560
3 Main St
Burlington, VT
 

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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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