There are roughly 9.59235 things wrong with that statement.
Thieves lifted 3,000 laptops from a military contractor for the US Special Operations Command in a leisurely nine-hour robbery back in March, it has emerged. According to the St Petersburg Times the brazen bandits loaded a brace of trucks with the lappies and a pile of other kit in the robbery at the offices of US contractor …
...I've got a crappy webcam. It cost about £15. It came with some crappy software. Guess what?
I can plug that sucker in and set it to "alarm" when it detects motion. For £15. Sweet.
I am no expert but I would guess that there are much better commercial system available (possible even open source ones) what could "alarm" as well can get a human to look and see if there is something really kooky going on and even call the cops if the human doesn't respond in time.
Actually, I know there are as I have seen the demo of just such a home safety system (Linux based, I forget the exact details, it was some kind of home entertainment/automation system too).
Of course if you want to supply kit to ne'erdowells in a manner with plausible deniability, a "robbery" is probably the best way.
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I worked in an office park in Tampa just like that one some time ago - they are completely deserted at the weekend. In America so nobody walks around anyway but there'll be no cars driving around or anything. Nobody - they are like a desert!
When I was there a new company was setting up and had all their furniture delivered one week and thieves broke in over the weekend and stole every chair, desk, bookcase and filing cabinet in the building!
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I thought it was a new low for crime and they had ripped-off the Special Olympics!
Luckily, just another iWar military contractor making $$$ hand over fist.
9 hours??? Let's hope the iDiots handled their iNsurance policies as well as their iInTheSky.
They could have broken in for 2-3hours, loaded malicious stuff onto the lappies, scarper off and never be found out?
Don't see why the article makes a point of them being closed on saturday --- it's not like anyone's working then in the gov offices they'll deliver the lappies to.
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