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post #1 of 9
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Hey sorry if this doesn't belong here

My laptop was stolen from a friend's car a few days ago. The last I'd used it, I'd been reading the forum, and I'd hibernated my computer with the forum still up. I have it set to auto login, but I think it only logs in when I click on something new...

They don't seem to have gotten online with the computer yet, but if and when my laptop connects to the internet, would it be possible to get a log of the ip addresses associated with my logins?

Also if I change my password, would the computer still attempt to log in and there be logs of failed sign in attempts?

I'm really reaching for anything that I could possibly do to track it down...
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 9
Brilliant idea if the mods will help you out.

Bummer about your loss.
post #3 of 9
Consider this a new topic of discussion amongst the mods.
Appreciate you letting us in on it. We'll see what we can do.

In the interest of privacy, Look for a PM.
post #4 of 9
Mod Squad to the rescue!
post #5 of 9
If you haven't filed a police report you should do so . Get a paper trail started for your claim to this laptop then if you get some kind of contact you would be able to get some timely help from the authorities
post #6 of 9
Short answer: of course we'll help in any way we can.
post #7 of 9
More importantly, change passwords everywhere you have financial and sensitive accounts online.

edited based on dchan's comment below
post #8 of 9
If you change your password here it will knock you off the laptop. While we would probably be able to see the logon attempts as a bad user, it might make it harder to track.

It's up to you if you want to do this.

Might be better to setup a new username (we can delete the email address so you can reuse it),and delete all your private messages. We can always merge the accounts later.

post #9 of 9
I have sent you an e-mail to your registered address, as well. We can converse by e-mail.
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