Stolen laptop sends spy photos from Iran

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Love this story, every laptop should have this app ..


    This is a story of theft, loss, discovery – and of mortification – designed for the digital age. It tells how a laptop stolen in London found its way to a family in Tehran and how, via a hidden app, the rightful owner was able to photograph those using his computer and expose them on the web. There is however, a happy ending.

    The laptop in question belonged to Dom del Torto, a Londoner who works for an animation company in London's Shoreditch. In February his computer was stolen in a burglary at his home in Holloway Road, north London.

    A month later a tracking app he had installed in the laptop revealed not only that his computer was in Tehran but was transmitting pictures back of the family using it.


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    Apple devices use an app to enable the owner to find other devices, I can locate my Macs, iphone and iPad using the cloud. The apps can't access the camera but I could lock out or even delete the stolen device.
     
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