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."
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