DEF CON 18 – When your computer got stolen and you can still SSH into it: “Pwned by the 0wner” (22min conference talk)
A fantastic masterpiece of a conference talk: Mac got stolen. Bummer! Two years later: owner SSHs into it (!), installs keylogger and desktop tunnel, tracks down every possible information possible, recreates the thief’s personal identify (and has a lot of fun), reports this to the police [which is cool, because he only “hacked” his OWN computer], gets Mac back. Well done! Also a great guide on what to do – and what not to do – when the worst-case really happens.
Official talk description:
Having your place broken into and your computer stolen can be a nightmare. Getting revenge on the fucker who has your machine can be a dream come true. I had the opportunity to experience both of these when my machine was stolen in Boston and then showed up in Las Vegas 2 years later. Come share some laughs at a lamer’s expense, participate in the pwnage, and learn some resulting insights into the implications of certain security decisions.