[TriLUG] stollen computer
Geoffrey Douglas Purdy
Wed, 3 Oct 2001 14:18:23 -0400 (EDT)
If you still have super-user access, one could edit the dialup script
or set a cron job to dial your phone so you could snag the offender's
number from caller id.
It might work - might even be legal since it's your PC. Probably easier
than trying to get it from the ISP.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Fred Stutzman [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 1:46 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [TriLUG] stollen computer
> > Agreed.
> > 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,
> > keep posted.
> > Fred