posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 10:48 PM
Hey, if I can do it, they can do it.
I buy computers for my company. Tomorrow I have a phone conf with a vendor who sells a service that will give me a dashboard on my computer to control
the iPads I am considering buying. I'll have the ability to "geofence" them (they will operate only within a certain area), shut them off remotly,
track them 24/7 without users knowing (they belong to the company so that's OK) and nuke them if I suspect one's been stolen. I'll be able to look at
the dashboard and see where all my computers are, and thusly, where all the employees are and what path they have taken that day as they do their
We had a similer service a few years ago. We knew a lap had gone missing. Since it was encrypted and password protected, they couldn't use it, so they
installed a new operating system. Thing was, the tracking stuff was installed in the BIOS, so a new OS didn't erase it.
We could never pin down where they were, except that it appeared that they were stealing bandwidth from construction trailers. becuase of th eIP
address, we knew the city. So I crafted a message that basically said "You are using a stolen laptop. We know where yo live. We have enough evidence
to arrest you. Return the laptop to the (city deleted) police department, no questions asked, and we won't prosecute". It was programmed so that next
time the computer was turned on, the BIOS would display that _
5 days later, I had my laptop back. I bet it scared the poop out of the guy. He may still be looking over his shoulder.
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