Recovering a Stolen Car Using Code
Step 1: Using Microsoft Server
- Check the user’s property issued by the company. This information should be cataloged in the server information under user and assets. The MAC Number and IP number should show.
Step 2: Ask if the laptop was in the trunk of the automobile.
- Reason being if the automobile was recently stolen the battery may be still charged and the thief may not realize that a laptop is on board.
Step 3: Determining if the laptop is available via a virtual terminal.
- If the laptop can be remotely accessed and the desktop can be accessed, software can be deployed to open onboard camera, microphone, and technical support may be able to view the desktop remotely and collect evidence.
Step 4: From Command Prompt (using Windows O/S)
- A. From bottom left of screen, or find your menu by using the Windows™ key.
- B. In the search box; Type “CMD” A black box will appear. This is where you will “speak” to your computer and ask it top perform tasks.
- C. Taking the IP number from the Microsoft Server asset information for the assigned laptop for the employee. (Hopefully it carries a static internet protocol address.) using the IP number we should be able to determine where the laptop is and if it is receiving information on the network.
- D. Important things to remember include if the laptop is on a network behind a proxy, behind a jump box for another network or possesses a firewall that will not allow traffic this may be difficult.
- E. To set a PING command to allow for a EKG type data packet delivery to the IP number type “ping 9the IP Number) -t Example: ping 126.96.36.199 -t will allow for a constant ping or sending of a small packet of information to a set location on a network. The information that is sent back includes bytes’ time in MS and TTL. You now know that the piece of equipment is online.
- F. A standard trace program is called tracer. Using out 188.8.131.52 again we can the the location of the I number. This tool will also allow for checks of latency between hops, or digital locations on a network.
- A. http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/visual-tracert/ will show you a world map to locate your target IP Number. As we can see here the driveway of Google.
- B. Now If we did the same thing, well, with a popular government website we may see an address in Wilmington, Delaware and an address Englewood, CO. Now if were to run a trace route for the same website we may see that their network is a type of spoke and wheel format that links the major offices nationwide. (Think Mulder and Skelly).
- C. The Visual Traceroute may offer you a map, local streets, landmarks and details to offer police to locate and recover a company car and the laptop that may be in the trunk.
- D. In addition to the location of the automobile, you may be able to pull a physical address. If you place the address into maps.google.com the service will give you the exact longitude and latitude @37.4225781,-122.0833012 kind of a fun fact.