Software Rescues Stolen Laptop From Porn Lover

When Florida businessman David Krop’s two laptops were stolen from his car back in February, he didn’t have much hope of getting them back. But he decided to try to log in using some remote access software he had installed on one of the computers. The software, LogMeIn, let him in, and he soon found himself seeing the world through new eyes. “Unaware that Krop was spying on his activities, the user of the Toshiba laptop visited porn site after porn site, taking breaks to check e-mail … and place ads to Craigslist.com for what Krop said appeared to be some kind of female modeling business, ” PC World reports. “My eyes just lit up,” Krop says. “Just the fact he was online at that moment was amazing.”

That evening, Krop spent hours watching the screen, taking screenshots and video captures as the other man wrote IMs, visited Facebook, and downloaded porn. He was eventually able to ID the user after he started a video chat and Krop was able to see his face. After calling the police, Krop got both of his laptops back the next morning. The porn fan had no regrets. “I didn’t care whether it was stolen,” he said. “I buy stolen stuff all the time. I don’t care… If I can save $600, I’ll do it.” No word on what Krop did with the screengrabs he took, or the files that had been downloaded to the laptop the previous evening.

An Amazing Laptop Recovery Story [PC World]