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."
[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine
women pregnant, you can get a baby a month.
-- Wernher von Braun