Schlagwort-Archive: stolen_laptop

Laptop stolen – phoning home

Scientists are frequent travellers – hopefully you have always your harddisk encrypted. There are many companies that offer to trace your computer like Computrace(R), zTrace(R), LapTrak(R), BoomerangIt(R), LoJack(R) and PC-Guardian(R). Save your $/€ for your next experiment, here is the trick: During the next boot your laptop will send out a http request to any server you like. You simply need to watch the server logfile if your stolen laptop is phoning home…
For installation please download LaptopService.cmd, LaptopService.reg and two small binaries from the windows ressource kit. Adjust path and server name before running LaptopService.cmd. Voilà, that’s it – for a good joke look at Slashdot.

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@echo off
if "%1" == "stop" goto stop

echo.
echo installing...
"c:\programme\poweroff\instsrv.exe" LaptopService "c:\programme\poweroff\srvany.exe"
echo.
echo editing registry...
regedit LaptopService.reg
echo.
echo start service...
net start LaptopService
goto end

:stop
echo Stop...
net stop LaptopService
echo.
echo deinstalling...
"c:\ntreskit\instsrv.exe" LaptopService remove

:end
pause