This is my first post on the forums so my apologies if I'm off topic or in the wrong forum. I'm also a newbie at ethical hacking - a complete virgin if you will, although I'd like to think I do my research before jumping into things like this.
About two weeks ago, my wife's laptop was stolen. Of course we've called the police, and I was surprised to see they're actually doing a pretty good job of investigating it, they got surveillance footage of the thief in action, along with a good picture shot. We've reported the loss to all the appropriate peoples/companies, changed all our passwords, and all that prudent security junk. Unfortunately I had no anti-theft software on it, so no real way to check in with it. I do, however, have all the information like the mac# (which doesn't seem to do me any good as I don't have the ISP). Personally, I'd written the laptop off and already replaced it and I thought I moved on. It was a cheap laptop, bottom of the line, really. It sucks to have lost it, but I didn't lose too much sleep over it.
However, about a week before it was stolen, I set up Microsoft Windows 2010 Pro on it and the wife and I use Outlook calendar to set our schedules. We've set it up to share our calendars with each other online. Today I got an email showing me my wife's calendar for today - for the first time since the laptop was stolen.
So this got me wondering... is there a way to exploit this, to somehow get onto that laptop and install some kind of anti-theft software, or Log Me In, or something like that?
P.S> Now using Prey: http://preyproject.com on all of my machines. I'd welcome your thoughts on it.