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Now THAT would be quite handy!!!! Anybody know what those are for future reference?

rohos?

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I like the BIOS password idea - but anyone with a little bit of knowledge will know how to get around it unfortunately
Yea, for a desktop, not a real big deal (unless it is a case with a lock tab on it, heck, just drill 2 holes and put a little master lock on the side panel to keep it from being removed). Laptops are a bit more of a PITA (you have to do some disassembly).
Edited by blupupher - 5/31/08 at 8:51pm
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Now THAT would be quite handy!!!! Anybody know what those are for future reference?
for vista its call bitlocker its a EFS (Encrypted File System) trying to find one for xp for ya
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THIS is AWSOME and so simple.

Put the Boot.ini file on a USB stick. Windows will not boot without it. She may be able to get the passwords with a linux usb, but can't load Windows!

It can be bypassed with a Windows XP CD and following THIS from MS though.

She could still boot from a live CD/usb and get online with Linux, but it would not corrupt the windows install.

I would try the BIOS stuff and see how that works (ie pisses her off).
Also, look into port blocking on the router.
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Still can use a bootable flashdrive/disk though
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Well I think my next step of action is as follows:
  1. Disable ALL boot devices except main HDD.
  2. Lock the BIOS with a password.
  3. "Hopefully" lock bootup with a password as well (ideas?).

That should deter her for a little while. She won't DARE open up the machines that I've spent soo much time building. I can promise that one. My parents found out about that....man they'd KILL her after all the lost work she's already caused.

So hopefully my plan above will work.
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My 16 year old son by-passed all of the security on my network learning it from his myspace.com buddies.

It took weeks to figure out how to shut his lime-wire and frost-wire down. Not only was he downloading naughty crap, he was killing my DSL bandwidth on the network to less than dial-up speeds for the rest of us on-line.

So, a forum user on another site showed me the BEST way to knock him off easily and no hack could get around. It's called OpenDNS.

http://www.opendns.com

Once I plugged this into the DSL modem/router it nailed him instantly. He couldn't find any trick around it.

The nice thing is, a person can enter what websites are on the safe and what are on the blocked lists. It's been a happy home now with excellent bandwidth restored.

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That looks good - WE DONT NEED ALL IN BOLD THOUGH!
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