Stolen MBP ends up in Iran

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  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting story with pictures of the thief taken by the MBP's own camera:

    The Telegraph
     
  2. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a

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    How can you be sure that's the actual thief and not just someone who bought it in good faith?
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    The's also a link with donlaptopisiniran to find the laptop, when you click on it it directs you do a page where you have to enter a password, now, that helps.:eek:
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Seems more likely somebody stole the laptop and then sold it down there. That what I would do as a thief rather than use it myself, keep the evidence and possibly deal with such anti-theft software.

    I think most of the stolen stuff ends up sold somewhere far from where it was stolen.
     
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    Probably, since you do not want to get caught with theft in Iran. "Axe or bandsaw?"
     
  6. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    he just posted an apology
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    Yeah, just read it, before you needed a password to access the page, he was most likely editing his blog at that time.

    Not really smart what he did but he now acknowledges this, if stolen goods show up somewhere it doesn't mean they are thief's.
    They could have bought it on Ebay for instance without knowing it was stolen.
     
  8. A7ibaba macrumors regular

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    Why the owner does not initiate the self-destruct over te secured app instead of posting stupid pictures ?! I bet Al Qaeda would do that :p
     
  9. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    I imagine myself being pretty pissed if it happened to me
     
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    I certainly wouldn't have followed his path, I would simply erase the machine, at the end of the day the chances of getting it back are very slim, and more importantly the machine contains personal data.

    In exactly the same situation, I would lock and request the Mac be returned, as for the pictures I would take them down once I saw the machine shipping...
     

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