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So after having a laptop stolen, and finding really no help to recover it, I had to come up with an idea of my own, or maybe it exists, and I don't know. I want to exploit my own laptop by soldering a USB to the motherboard. This USB, once the computer is turned on and logged into, and detects a network, will do one, or all of three things: 1) Will drop a specific remote access file matching one that is pre-saved in a cloud server, allowing the original owner to remotely access their stolen computer. This file will be dropped every single time on startup, and if the file already exists, will write over the existing one, instead of dropping a new one. 2) Email the owner the IP address of the computer when internet is detected. 3) Email the owner GPS coordinates if available. This would be extremely discreet, and, except the motherboard in which it's soldered to, even if the hard drive was swapped out, or the BIOS or OS was wiped and reinstalled, the drive itself would be present, and persistent, allowing the device to be recovered, remotely wiped, etc. at any given time. An added Idea I was given, was to have this soldered USB contain personal information, and proof of purchase, so the rightful owner can't be contested. Would anyone want to help make this possible? I feel I'm in the right place for this, and I also feel that this would be a product that a LOT of people would really want.