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Take iSight snapshots during invalid login attempts
Authored by: keyslapper on Dec 14, '06 06:32:26AM
If emailing an image is preferred, it might also be worth scripting a traceroute back to your mail server or home system to get as much info as possible about the whereabouts of the laptop.
A simple whois on the IP the traceroute is coming from should lead you right to the system.
There are probably a number of other useful things you can script the system to do that would tell you where your laptop is. If the culprit makes the mistake of attempting a login within range of an open wireless hotspot, you can get loads of information about that nework (for informational purposes, of course).

It would also be cool to pop the culprit's pic up on the screen and let them know that their pic has been emailed to its owner and unless they return the system undamaged immediately, the pic goes to the police. Of course, that assumes they can be intimidated, and it assumes it's even possible to override the login screen.

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Take iSight snapshots during invalid login attempts
Authored by: jzdziarski on Dec 14, '06 08:50:23AM

I was curious about this - if a macbook is actually "online" at the main login prompt, or if it waited for a user to log in before bringing up any wireless interface. What if there are three or four different networks? Will it just jump on any one? It usually prompts the user, so if they're not logged in I wasn't sure how it would act. If it does indeed go online before a user logs in, this will make maclojack much more useful to those who lock their mac down.

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