Remote Access Software Yonkers 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.

Compurx Inc
(201) 568-4477
236 W Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ
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Cybermania
(718) 409-4736
1558 Stillwell Avenue
Bronx, NY
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My Computer Solutions
(914) 630-0979
156 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
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Visual Retail Plus Inc
(201) 678-9888
214 State Street
Hackensack, NJ
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Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores
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Mon-Fri: 10:00am-06:30pm

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Starship Computer Services
(201) 225-1616
264 Concord Drive
Paramus, NJ
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Network Doctor
(201) 735-7260
580 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Mon-Sun: 12:00 AM-12:00 AM

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Aron DC Computer Services
(718) 823-8067
1873 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY
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Personal Checks, Money Orders

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Imagework Technologies Corporation
(914) 681-0700
235 Main Street
White Plains, NY
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Comprehensive Computing Service
(201) 490-1924
Ridgefield Park, NJ
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Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Software Technical Support, Computer Network Hardware, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers

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Sunrise Technologies
(718) 321-3169
3338 Farrington Street
Flushing, NY
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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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