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Thing is, what can you do about it then? I've read far too many reports about people who know what addresses have been used by their stolen computers, but have been unable to get ISPs and even law enforcement to get involved and track down the stolen hardware. The ISPs simply are not going to co-operate with you, and law enforcement responses can range wildly. While there may be a few exceptional individuals who will help track a stolen laptop, from what I have read one should not be at all surprised to get a less helpful response from law enforcement.
Perhaps a script that sends an email with the IP address every time the computer connects to the internet? Or is there already something out there like that in the Open Source community?"
That said, I wonder if there's something that can be done on the bios level to prevent the cleaning of the hdd. Perhaps even a bios level (program?) that can locate a device...
originally posted by: Maxatoria
It depends of the IQ of the person stealing it, if I nabbed it then probably zero chance you'd get it back as I know what i'm doing.
There was a video a good while ago where some idiot sneaked into somewhere and stole an apple computer and given they didn't know much just used it and he was able to get in and get the ISP details and the fact he liked big booty Brazilian porn etc and he got the machine back and he gave a lecture at some event on how he did it.
Probably the best trick would be to pop a GPS transmitter linked to the battery into the system as thus the more they use it the more you can track them down.