Remote Access Software Utica 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.

Express Systems Integration
(315) 737-7372
3899 Oneida Street
New Hartford, NY
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Consultants, Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Computer Networks
Payment Options
VISA

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Staples
(315) 334-7045
107 Erie Blvd. West
Rome, 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

Aron DC Computer Services
(718) 823-8067
1873 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computers and Equipment Installation, Computer Networking Installation, Computer Software, Computer Networks
Payment Options
Personal Checks, Money Orders

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My Computer Solutions
(914) 630-0979
156 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
Services
Computer Consultants, Computers and Equipment Wholesale and Manufacturers, Computer Software, Network Solutions, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers

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Gold Rock Computers
(718) 437-2725
4600 14th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Information Technology Services, Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software

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Staples
(315) 768-8992
4795 Commercial Drive (Rt. 5A)
New Hartford, NY
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :11:00am-6:00pm

Secure Network Solutions
(315) 292-8521
5690 WestMoreland rd
Whitesboro, NY
 
Ramb International Trading Corp
(718) 431-2917
943 59th Street Suite 1
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores, Computer Programming Instruction, Computer Aided Design Services

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

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Synergy Global Solutions
(716) 250-3200
275 North Pointe Parkway
Amherst, NY
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Networking Installation, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer Networks
Hours
Office M-F 8-5 Solution Center 7X24X365

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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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