[TriLUG] stollen computer
Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:46:21 -0400 (EDT)
I'm guessing this is a linux machine, hence Trilug list. However FTP, VNC
and Apache can run on Wintel boxes. If you'd like to take matters into
your own hands, there is a good amount of surveillance you can do,
presuming you have root access to the box. I dont know how much good this
will do, because I'm assuming the guy using your box is some joe who
bought it off the back of a truck. But with the correct tools installed
on your machine, you'll be able to monitor all their insecure
communication and possibly use this as evidence of some sort. Good luck,
On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Sinner from the Prairy wrote:
> >At 01:08 PM 10/3/2001, Chris Merrill wrote:
> >>I, personally, would love to hear how this plays out. I don't
> >>know how the rest of this list feels about that...since it isn't
> >>particularly Linux related...
> >I'd second that. I've been mostly lurking as of late but I'd still like to
> >hear how this plays out.
> Me too.
> It would be interesting to know what happens next, what steps are taken, and
> how do you get your computer back.
> I guess that now, they have the "fraudulent use of technological equipment"
> and "forging of internet domains" attached to their crime list.
> BTW. What a bunch of morons to steal a computer, plug it into internet and
> not even try to secure the system. It looks like a bad UserFriendly cartoon!
> (UF are great, though)
> Mental note: install ssh on my system incase something like this happens.
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