Posted by: Anonymous
on September 24, 2008 09:08 PM
As for tracking dynamic IP addresses, that's a valid point, but I've always managed by having the machine simply ping a static machine, send an email, or use some other simple method.
Exactly! An email would would give internal IP and external IP. Only things missing would be a picture(a script could easily add this) and an overly complex and over engineered encryption and retrieval mechanism (that failed in the course of the article!).
None of this even bothers to mention the highly unlikely scenario of your local police department acting on the information provided, even if you were able to translate that IP address into a physical street address. This whole concept, including the LoJack for laptops snake oil is, well... Snake oil!!!