from the cracking-crypto-keys-helps-stop-crime dept.
Octal writes "According to this story, there is a little-known advantage to running a distributed.net client from your start-up script. On two separate occasions, laptops have been stolen, and then returned, by tracing the IPs of rc5des clients that criminals forgot to remove."
How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Three: one to screw it in, and one to confuse the issue.