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Postby TimTim » Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:19 pm

wouldn't that be a little too far past the line
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Postby CavemanSalute » Thu Nov 07, 2002 8:44 pm

hacking hacking, hacking the school computer system, life doesn't get any better than this
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Postby Lord Samuel » Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:24 pm

but HOW? That's my question, i need to learn.
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Postby bionic sheep » Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:41 pm

Aah, the subtle underlying logic behind posts that on the surface make no sense.


Or not?
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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:06 pm

Whatever that was supposed to mean. It's senseless!
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Postby Jabberwocky » Fri Nov 15, 2002 1:20 pm

Whoever said that computer security breaks down around physical access, is wro-oong, in at least one instance and therefore more-

I can give you my laptop. You will not be able to access the data I have stored on the hard drives.

This whole 'quest' is assinine anyway.
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Postby Prometheous II » Fri Nov 15, 2002 1:45 pm

I hate to say this but the whole purpose of the security is, well to be secure.  If it wasn't then there would be little point in it existing.  Some one I know has accessed the school systems by bypassing most of the lockouts using DOS.  The tricky bit they said was actually opening the DOS access. But after that it was much easier.  Overall I do agree that school systems are much to restricted, yet in there defence they need to be to prevent students from messing them up and planting viruses, like many of the people here would do if given the choice.
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Postby Jackmn » Fri Nov 15, 2002 2:19 pm

I could pop the HD out of your labtop, put it as a second drive on another computer, get all everything off it I want, format it, and pop it back into your comp.

Or, I could boot linux from a CD off your labtop.

If you don't have CD/Disk as primary boot options, I could disconnect your HD so they get used, then use some nifty software I have to load the HD after I've booted into Linux.
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Postby Lord Samuel » Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:31 pm

Our PCs have soddin PADLOCKS on them, that's how bad it is! Any help on the RM Networks front would be well appreciated and with ducking under filters. Tried usin a different proxy server but it still filters me trying to download IRC or any address that ends in .exe Thanks in advance.
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Postby bionic sheep » Fri Nov 15, 2002 9:33 pm

RM connect, with all the decent (i.e. hackable) files requiring admin access. We can get in to the windows file, but do nothing there. It is all locked up. Have tried .bat files, but they don't work either. HELP!
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Postby Widow Demon » Fri Nov 15, 2002 10:57 pm

out of interest, what age group r u in?
like, 5-12, 13-18, 19+?

im just wonderin. (that question is 2 the guy who started this message by the way)

i am under 15.
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Postby Jabberwocky » Fri Nov 15, 2002 10:58 pm

I could pop the HD out of your labtop, put it as a second drive on another computer, get all everything off it I want, format it, and pop it back into your comp.

Or, I could boot linux from a CD off your labtop.

If you don't have CD/Disk as primary boot options, I could disconnect your HD so they get used, then use some nifty software I have to load the HD after I've booted into Linux.


Its a three syllable word.

Encryption.

BIOS is set up so-
Password to enter BIOS.
Password to start boot sequence
CD-ROM/Floppy/Network boot have been removed from the boot sequence. Hard drive or bust.
My actual data is stored on a logical partition using EFS. The data itself is encrypted as well. EFS is unlocked when that user logs in, and the files must be encrypted using a password of mine.

Can't boot without a password.
No floppy drive.
No access to the data without me logging in and decrypting it.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Fri Nov 15, 2002 11:04 pm

BIOS passwords are easily gotten around, you could just take out the battery and let the BIOS run out of power, then reinstall the battery and it returns to default settings, no password.  Although if you encrypt files on the HD, ie PGP or simular, then you really can't get to them, unless you keep your key on the system.  :)
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Postby Jabberwocky » Sat Nov 16, 2002 1:22 am

Not on a laptop. Good luck getting to the battery, you'll have to destroy the mainboard pretty much to get at it...

Oh, EFS = Encrypted File System, and the files would be encrypted with GPG.

G'luck!

(Edited by Jabberwocky at 12:24 am on Nov. 16, 2002)
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Nov 16, 2002 2:05 am

I've done it on my laptop. :)

The encryption does secure the system pretty well though, although I would wonder what you had on the system that warrants such security.  I had a BIOS password for a while, ran a firewall, and locked down some files, but it was all just too much of a hastle.  :)

(Edited by Stewsburntmonkey at 8:19 pm on Nov. 15, 2002)

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