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    Hyperlink issue

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    Apologies if this has been posted before ....I can't see anything.

    Pupils have discovered (I gather an old trick) that a hyperlink placed in a word document (2007) can get them to the machine 'C' drive that they do not normally have access to. NOT a massive issue ( and I can't see that it gets them any other accesses to our system). But SLT nervous and want it closed down. Anyone know of a way?

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    Yes just restrict the C: drive with group policy.

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    Yes we do but this seems to get around it!

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    Expect more, because everyone can google this.

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    Indeed - sorry! perhaps a Mod could move to 'security'.

    Sorry & Thanks

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    There's no 100% bulletproof method of stopping students viewing the local hard drive, so I'd suggest to your SLT that the time spent worrying about that could be better spent on making sure that what they do see on there is properly secured. That's what we do.

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    Just tested this and confirm it works! Its not a huge security risk but I'd like to close it.

    I wonder if there is a way to disable the hyperlinks completely in word.

    Some more info here pupils able to access c drive via word 2000 web toolbar
    Last edited by zag; 23rd October 2013 at 04:00 PM.

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    I tested last night and it didn't seem to work for me. Just type some text right click hyperlink and address is c:. Clicked link, and I got an error

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