[unisog] Computer tracking software
chris at eng.gla.ac.uk
Wed Apr 5 10:11:47 GMT 2006
Casey L. Moore:
| We've used CompuTrace (Absolute's solution) as well for our laptops. We
| recovered a system that was stolen, re-imaged, and then sold on e-bay.
I wonder how it survies the system being re-imaged ?
| > Two of the questions I'm interested to get answered by
| > PCPhoneHome are 1) do they keep a copies of those emails, and 2) can we
| > reconfigure the software to use our servers.
| It sends its mail to port 80 on the vendor's server. That is normally
| the http port. This is pretty cool because the stolen PC could turn up
| anywhere on the net, and no matter where it is, it is very likely that
| it can send data to port 80. Think of how many ISPs have restrictions
| on sending to mail ports.
Talks SMTP over port 80 ?
That won't work too well in anyplace with an HTTP proxy for web access.
The most reliable phone-home method would seem to be some sort of web
request, using the system / IE proxy settings.
Chris Edwards, Glasgow University Computing Service
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