Person Uses Remote Access to Catch Laptop Thief

Posted on October 6, 2008

The owner of a stolen laptop was able to track down the person who stole his laptop by logging into a remote desktop application he had installed on the laptop. It took about a month of frustrated watching before the latop-thief finally entered his name and address on the stolen laptop when he was registering a website.

ABC News reports that the laptop owner was able to locate the suspect when he used his name and address to register on a website. Police were then able to nab the suspect within hours. The suspect was charged with grand larceny.

This makes putting a remote desktop app on a laptop a pretty good idea.