It sucks when your computer gets stolen. One person had their laptop stolen and decided to publish the saga for the world to see on a Tumblr called “Dom’s laptop is in Iran.”
The Tumblr’s author’s name is Dom Deltorto. He had his MacBook Pro stolen from his apartment on February 4. Good thing he installed a $15 application called Hidden App, which allowed him to track the stolen machine the next time it connected to the Internet. Once it locates the computer, it can send you photos from the webcam and even takes screenhots to show what they’re doing on your computer.
It turns out that Deltorto’s MacBook Pro took over a month to make its way online again. Only it was now in Iran. Police couldn’t help, so he took to the Internet to publish the images he received, showing the new owner of the laptop. But they were not the thief so now he has shut down the Tumblr and issued an apology and told its new owner they could keep the MacBook Pro.
Strange story. It shows how far a stolen gadget can travel and those who buy used devices should be aware that this sort of thing can happen.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Technology News