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    1. Member morbs_gt's Avatar
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      04-17-2012 11:15 AM #1
      Long story short, I got jumped by 3 thugs on the RER (Parisian ghetto-to-ghetto metro which goes through the capital), fought off 2/3 while the third went through my stuff and jacked my Toshiba netbook (on the right)



      Now stuck on medical leave after injuring my weak-ass back during the ass-kick, which I did most of. :bragging rights here, then remembers netbook is still gone:

      So I'm now working on a script to send a hypothetically stolen host's public IP to a remote location which is half-done.

      Code:
      #!/bin/bash
      date=$(date +%d.%h.%Y-%H.%M.%S)
      myip=$(curl ifconfig.me)
      echo "   - Retrieving remote file.. -"
      scp look@th.is:~/ipdb/db1 db1
      echo "   - Deleting remote file.. -"
      ssh look@th.is "rm ~/ipdb/db1"
      echo "   - Displaying retrieved file contents.. -"
      cat db1
      echo "   - Appending new info.. -"
      echo "$date $myip" >> db1
      echo "   - Sending file.. -"
      scp db1 look@th.is:~/ipdb/db1
      I'm sure there's a way to make this portion of the script even shorter, better, safer, faster.

      If you haven't caught it yet, this is obviously SUPER UNSAFE, as this script implies password/passphraseless ssh to the remote location is possible.

      Then again, a thug would have to:
      A. Know how to even use the host
      B. Find this script to be aware of said vulnerability
      in which case I'm almost 100% safe given a hypothetical thug's IQ I might come across on my occasional train commute.

      Now I'm looking into how to listen to whether the host gets online, and consequently run the script automagically.

      Comments always welcome.
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      04-17-2012 01:17 PM #2
      someone with half a brain would just wipe the OS from the stolen PC and start from fresh
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    3. 04-17-2012 04:36 PM #3
      i'm going to wager that most people that would swarm someone for a laptop... is likely greedy, but not always bright.

      best luck OP. uphill battle for sure.
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      04-17-2012 07:08 PM #4
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      04-17-2012 11:16 PM #5
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      04-17-2012 11:44 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      04-18-2012 12:02 AM #7
      Wow- that sucks dude.

      But your thread title.... I know I am going to hell for this.... but it reminded me of a famous add campaign.
      I just had to do it.

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    8. 04-18-2012 08:19 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      someone with half a brain would just wipe the OS from the stolen PC and start from fresh
      I think that might be a little generous. A buddy of mine was mugged in DC (wallet and iPhone), and they only caught the guy because he was taking pictures of himself and his "whips", and since he had iCloud turned on, they showed up under photo roll on my friend's laptop.

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      04-18-2012 10:15 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Angry_Birds View Post
      I think that might be a little generous. A buddy of mine was mugged in DC (wallet and iPhone), and they only caught the guy because he was taking pictures of himself and his "whips", and since he had iCloud turned on, they showed up under photo roll on my friend's laptop.
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      04-18-2012 12:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Angry_Birds View Post
      I think that might be a little generous. A buddy of mine was mugged in DC (wallet and iPhone), and they only caught the guy because he was taking pictures of himself and his "whips", and since he had iCloud turned on, they showed up under photo roll on my friend's laptop.
      Guess a full brain is required
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      04-18-2012 04:27 PM #11
      I'm not as bad as that ad. I got minor scratches on my face from my glasses. Those got foobar'd too btw, so now I'm wearing my corrective shades all day, like a boss.

      Now on the market for something a little nicer. I may have to join the dark side and get an i5 laptop or something of the sorts, I'm thinking a 15". That, and I'm now carrying my tactical baton with me during my commute. It has made an impression in the past.
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      05-09-2012 02:43 AM #12
      *laptop issue resolved, got an asus g53s.
      Last edited by morbs_gt; 05-11-2012 at 09:54 PM.
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      06-10-2012 07:58 AM #13
      Instead of making a new thread, I thought I'd just drop this here:

      https://grepular.com/Protecting_a_La...icated_Attacks

      There are some pretty neat ides.
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      06-10-2012 08:08 AM #14
      Coming from 16 years of law enforcement experience (take it for what it's worth), the chances are they will probably just drop it for a few bucks/euros and not use it. Not an impossibility obviously - dumb thieves have been known to get caught with someone's computer, so don't get me wrong.

      If you don't mind me asking, what time of the day/night was this?

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      06-10-2012 08:35 AM #15
      This was at 5:30am. If you check out the public transportation system on google maps for Paris, it's RER line D which goes up and down throguh Paris from ghetto outskirt to ghetto outskirt. It was bound to happen, I just didn't know when nor how.

      For the most part they're only strong in numbers and seldom have any weapons on them. While 2 tag-team on the assault, a third will usually get a hold of your stuff. They'll usually wait until the train leaves a station so they can climb off at a next stop. There have been situations when if they're immediatly confronted by a victim, things go verbal at most and they'll just find another train.
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      06-23-2012 06:46 PM #16
      You need to attend the Bernie Goetz Academy of Self Defense.
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