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What to do if your laptop gets stolen

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by trophaeum, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=528350&cid=23130970

    is it just me or does this sound like something we'd cook up? ;)
     
  2. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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  3. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    no we're not that dumb... its your laptop and it'd trace back to you...
     
  4. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    well if you didnt enter your password soon enough after boot that could work ;)
     
  5. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    im kinda confused on wut u mean izm..

    There are programs for you ipod when its stolen that if someone were to plug it into there computer it sends there IP address isp and a few other things to the company that manages it.
    Kidna cool idea :)
     
  6. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    as far as the thief is concerned.. you were just wifi hoppin...
     
  7. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    and any smart thief would also reformat the hard drive and all that before you even had a chance to notice it's stolen
     
  8. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    not to mention hooking it up on the internet... you should scrub the harddrive enough for no traces of old data... scratch off any serials... and install fresh OS on there... before even testing wireless card before selling it...
     
  9. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    How many smart laptop thieves are there...............
     
  10. izm

    izm Regular Member

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    well this is "black hat world" isnt it?


    you should really look up what's on that laptop anyway before reformatting... there could always be some valuable data on it... like rare episodes of fresh prince...