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    Xatrix Security

    Just an FYI....

    http://forum.xatrix.org/viewforum.php?f=8

    Came across this forum, seems to be a few pupils who like to discuss the security of their school network. May be useful if you visit this every now and then and check the users' locations and/or profiles if you suspect anything.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Pesky Kids.

    Gotta look out for the kids dismantling the PC's

    first make a boot disc, then shut down the computer, open the case, pull the bios battery, wait 20 sec, reinsert battery, close case, turn on computer
    hit del or f1 to enter the bios
    make sure the boot from floppy is enabled
    save and exit
    insert your boot disc and reboot
    once in dos ...

    cd\progra~1
    dir
    look for either hypertechnologies or faronics
    delete the appropriate one
    deltree hyper~1
    or
    deltree faronics

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    You might want to consider buying computers with chassis alarms. If someone opens the case without a key it trips and the computer wont boot.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Yep, some cases have holes for padlocks as well that will deter casual pupils who think they can get away with opening cases. But there's nothing better than making sure they're supervised at all times.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    CCTV would be another solution.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    we just removed the disks and boot them from the network

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    CCTV .... with camera mounted TASER might help ....

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Luckily, I don't think many of the kids here are smart enough to try that sort of stuff, mind you we've got it locked down pretty heavy.

    The problem is, there's always a way....

    Chris

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Yeah, removing the floppy/CD would be another solution. Although that doesn't help much if they are able to USB boot?

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Then again, locking down the bios and keeping them supervised from opening the cases would then help that??

    The main problem is supervision!

    Chris

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Well the original example post avoids your bios restrictions. That's the whole point of popping the case and ripping the battery out.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Again, supervision would stop that (hopefully)!

    But they can be crafty buggers

    Chris

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    or lock the machines away

    works for me [where possible naturally ]

    i weigh up overheating in a cupboard over them vandalising them [and removing the product key / serial number stickers]

    Nath.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Yeah, removing the floppy/CD would be another solution. Although that doesn't help much if they are able to USB boot?
    What's your secret Geoff? You always seem very sanguine when it comes to BIOS security.

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    Re: Xatrix Security

    http://forum.xatrix.org/viewtopic.php?t=320

    This kinda stuff is irritating

    but looking at the last poster, if they think teacher are the admin's, then we are safe...

    providing that we do give the teachers admin roles/permissions.

    Logic to our madness

    Nath.

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