[unisog] Computer tracking software

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Apr 4 07:07:54 GMT 2006


On Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:56:18 EDT, Brian Smith-Sweeney said:

> Has anyone had any experiences with PhoneHome or other tracking software
> they would like to share?

No experience, but a relevant question:

Does the software "phone home" to a server *you* control, or a server
controlled by the vendor?  And given the average corporation's apparent
inability to avoid leaking sensitive data they've collected, do you *want*
an outside group knowing where all your laptops are?

(Yes, if it phones home to your server, that server can still get hacked. But
at least then you usually know who to blame and the extent of the exposure....)
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