Absolute Computrace: Frequently Asked Questions
In response to numerous requests for comments and clarifications after our presentation at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2014, we have created this FAQ with some answers to the most commonly asked questions.
1. Why did you decide to expand this research after the presentation about Absolute Computrace in 2009?
Kaspersky Lab decided to undertake full research on this topic after discovering several privately owned laptops of Kaspersky Lab security researchers had the Computrace agent running without prior authorization. Such unauthorized activations quickly became alarming when our reverse engineering revealed serious vulnerabilities in the Computrace agent protocol design.