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Some perl scripts to help track stolen computers
Authored by: ctierney on Aug 28, '06 10:01:19AM

(I love that TB2 article.) Assuming must poeple have web access, another stategy might be to restrict your network operations to port 80, by using curl to access a page on a website that you control. Even if it doesn't exist, you'll generate 404 log entries containing the remote ip address of the stolen laptop. You could also pass additional info to your logs by appending it to the query string. The technique could even be extended to give yourself a back door to the remote laptop. The file that you access might contain scripts to run if the file is successfully downloaded.

Poor man's RDC all via port 80. :)

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Cole



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