Remote Access Software Rochester 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.

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

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Network Services Group
(585) 872-7760
71 North Avenue
Webster, NY
Services
Computer Software, Computer Network Hardware
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Checks

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Staples
(585) 865-8340
1370 West Ridge Road
Rochester (Greece), NY
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-8:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

OfficeMax
(585) 292-0660
3333 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-9, Su 11-6*

Staples
(585) 426-1450
2036 Chili Ave.
Gates, NY
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm Sat: 9:00am-7:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

Intercon Associates Inc
(585) 244-1250
95 Allens Creek Road # 200
Rochester, NY
Services
Computer Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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Staples
(585) 266-7980
1115 East Ridge Road
Irondequoit, 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

OfficeMax
(585) 227-6410
600 Elm Ridge Center Drive
Rochester, NY
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-9, Su 11-6*

Staples
(585) 424-1901
1100 Jefferson Rd Suite 12
Rochester, NY
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-8:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

Staples
(585) 248-5560
1601 Penfield Road Suite 575
Rochester, NY
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-8:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

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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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