A video on how to track a stolen MB/MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dvader, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. dvader macrumors regular

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  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    i find this pointless. When i steal laptops i wipe em clean. and ip addresses will only confuse cops. no offense but this generalization of my local police department.
     
  3. THX2008 macrumors newbie

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    You steal laptops?
     
  4. furious macrumors 65816

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    Still learning sarcasm at school I see.
     
  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    experienced, i see :)
     
  6. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Yes, people who steal do wipe or sell it quicky for crack.
     
  7. scotty588 macrumors 6502

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    I've got a couple question. I am sure people have heard of that software called Undercover and I have read recovery stories about this. Now the thing is I have a password on my MBP so what good is this if thief can't even get around this. I am not positive but I can't you put in your OSX disk and reset the password that way? Then again do you really think a thief has the resources or the intelligence to know this? So in order for the Undercover app to really work you have to have your computer non password protected correct?
     
  8. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    i go for weed personally.

    You can reset passwords with install disks. I certainly have the resources to reset the passwords of stolen laptops. And you'd be right about having to unlock the computer.

    But i don't go that far most of the time sell it fast for the weed.

    for sarcastic impaired i am joking i usually copy all the data off first.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes, still hard at work trying to master it. :rolleyes:
     
  10. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    Contray to comon sense, most people whom steal notebooks don't wipe them.
     
  11. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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  12. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Thats what I was wondering. Personally, I go for windows desktops installed with windows '95. I heard those things is the shiz.
     
  13. chrisdazzo macrumors 6502

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    would firmware protect a stolen MBP from being wiped/re-used?
     
  14. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    LOLOMG. Dude. DUDE. 95 is OLD TECHNOLOGY. 98 is where it is at.

    Tupac told me so, in a dream.

    I can't quite believe someone made a Youtube video which tells people to type in URLs...when he was spelling out macupdate.com, I did not have any idea what he was spelling until I saw the logo load up.
     

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