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    Help Function Security hole?

    Open wordpad, or paint / any similar XP program, and click Help, on the title bar of the help, right click, and then "GO TO URL" bing, internet is available.

    we use a locked down account for exams, only offering wordpad, to keep students off things like spell check, but realised they could do this instead!

    just a heads up, im sure this is old news

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    The other thing to watch for is any program which automatically generates hyperlinks when you type - Word, Excel etc. You can just type a URL and click it and a web browser will open.

    If you're using a proxy server then the simplest way to block web access is to either turn off the proxy for your exam room or for your group of exam students.

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    You could restrict internet explorer with a software restriction policy

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    Oh, no sorry, i wasnt saying this is a problem anymore, we have closed the hole, i just figured i would make a post, to alert others "just in case"

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