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Cybersitter

Discussion in 'Software' started by kat731, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. kat731
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    Hi all,

    before i get into this topic, i would just like to say that some of you may have noticed or not noticed my absence or silence for quite a while. Well, the other mods know why, but just to let you know that i gave up work in Aug 07 to care for my parents, dad had dementia and its been a very difficult 18 mths or so. sadly, dad passed away on the 27th Nov, he was my mate and im finding it hard.

    Anyway, i feel better for letting you know.

    So, the topic, friend has 2 kids, they both have HP laps, the 15yr old girl is a nightmare. Gave me her lap, changed her from admin to standard user(Vista by the way) he bought cybersitter laast night, we set it up, and half hour later she was back on MSN, facebook all the usual, think she used a proxy to bypass, also bypassed the timer on cyber, how she got the password i dont know. He wants me to lock it down really tight. Cancel their broadband i said!!!!

    How about GPO? could i do that just for her account? Maybe Si or AJ have tips coz they must do this in school...

    Oh and she sat there looking smug... Git.

    Kat X
     
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  2. nugget
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    If she's that good and knew that this would be happening you might want to look for keyloggers.

    Was just a thought because if I knew this would happen to me, I'd be putting in a backdoor somewhere.
     
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  3. dales

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    change the admin username and password, also vista has built in parent controls so might be worth giving them a try. I dont think that there is too much you can do with proxy sites as even if you block them all, more come online all the time so your fighting a loosing battle on that one.

    I suppose the other way you could work it is to block all sites except the ones you name however this might end up giving you a call every 5 minutes when they cant access something they need too.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Does she *have* to have a laptop? I know this is a radical thought, but a computer is a privilege, not a right, particularly since the parents have likely purchased it for their daughter. If she can't abide by the rules set down by her parents for using the laptop, she loses the privilege. It's called "logical consequences" and it can be a b*tch. :twisted:
     
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  5. Ando

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    One thing i've found very usefull is opendns.
    http://www.opendns.com/

    You can sign up for an account (completely free) and all you do is point your router to their dns servers. Alternatively you can set each individual computer dns settings to avoid restricting everyone connected through the router.
    This gives you a web content filter which you can customise with the following categories:

    Adult Themes
    Adware
    Alcohol
    Auctions
    Automotive
    Blogs
    Business Services
    Chat
    Classifieds
    Dating
    Drugs
    Ecommerce/Shopping
    Educational Institutions
    File storage
    Financial institutions
    Forums/Message boards
    Gambling
    Games
    Government
    Hate/Discrimination
    Health
    Humor
    Instant messaging
    Jobs/Employment
    Lingerie/Bikini
    Movies
    Music
    News/Media
    Non-profits
    Nudity
    P2P/File sharing
    Parked Domains
    Phishing
    Photo sharing
    Podcasts
    Politics
    Pornography
    Portals
    Proxy/Anonymizer
    Radio
    Religious
    Research/Reference
    Search engines
    Sexuality
    Social networking
    Software/Technology
    Sports
    Tasteless
    Television
    Travel
    Video sharing
    Visual search engines
    Weapons
    Webmail

    Notice that it has a category for Proxy/Anonymizer and the categories are constantly updated.
    Worth a go, after all it's free.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Yep. Take away the laptop, and the problem is solved.
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    ...and then all she has to do is specify a different DNS server.
     
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  8. dales

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    true but as a standard user account they shouldnt be able to change their tcpip properties
     
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