Chris Nehren on 14 Jul 2010 08:33:22 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Laptop recovery--useful data to collect?

On Jul 13, 2010, at 10:01 PM, Gordon Dexter wrote:

> I'm setting up my Eee 901 netbook with a 'phone-home' type shell script that will collect various data in the event that it is stolen.  I used to have Adeona but I found that DHT is no longer working, and that didn't get webcam shots anyways, so I thought I'd roll my own.  The script will check for a certain subdomain that I will only create when the laptop is stolen, and then make a tarball with info that might help me find the thief and get my laptop back.
> So far I'm getting
> *webcam frame grabs using streamer
> *screen captures with scrot
> *wireless network scan (iwlist)
> *IP address and routing info of course

See if you can have it use HTML5 location services to get an accurate location of the device. You'd probably need to script WebKit, which shouldn't be too hard.
Thanks and best regards,
Chris Nehren

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