Backblaze, an online backup provider offering unlimited backup for US$5 per month, has launched Locate My Computer, a new feature that enables users to locate lost or stolen computers.
It allows users to see the ISP, IP address, and location of the computer if it has been misplaced — even the thief’s files if the computer was snatched by nefarious individuals. Locate My Computer is free to all Backblaze customers. Visit http://www.backblaze.com/lost_computer.html for more information.
As long as Backblaze remains installed and the computer can connect to the Internet, the Locate My Computer feature will enable users to:
° Use Backblaze’s map to get a representation of where their computer is located;
° See the Internet Service Provider the account is attached to and obtain contact information;
° Obtain the specific IP address the computer is using;
° Use the “Date Range Restore” feature to see files uploaded after theft.