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

Internet Shopping Outlet
(212) 757-3015
61 West 62nd Street
New York, NY
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer Software Wholesale and Manufacturers

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Fishkill Computer Service
(845) 896-6899
428 McGrath Boulevard
Fishkill, NY
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Software
Payment Options
Personal Checks, Money Orders

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TechNetPro Systems Inc.
(718) 972-8940
755 44th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Services
Information Technology Services, Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computers and Equipment Installation, Computer Software, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers

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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
 
Gamestop
(315) 622-0492
4155 State Route 31
Clay, NY
Services
Video and DVD Sales and Rental, Electronics, Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Games and Supplies Dealers
Hours
Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
Sun 11am-6pm

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Chameleon Systems
(518) 348-1343
80 Blue Jay Way
Rexford, NY
Services
Internet Services, Web Sites, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA

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VEP Computer Systems Inc
(631) 281-6984
1470 Montauk Highway
Mastic, NY
Services
Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer 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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