[windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions

  • From: Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:18:21 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks guys. This is such a major issue, even after the little brat has been 
warned, he got onto the next computer and started again. Taking up our time 
monitoring him, we know that even with restrictions on his account he has 
access to other students accounts. We have decided to lockdown his account to 
only the time he has ICT related lessons which is 6 time a week for about 1 hr. 
Even with that he is spending time trying to get in. Anyway tha ballte 
continues.

Thanks

Patrick




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From: Richard Bruce <richardbruce@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 3:42:00 PM
Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions

Sorin,
 
My experience has been similiar with that age group ;-) however, that's not 
what I'm referring to. 
 
Most of these young wiz kids/hackers have already figured out how to network 
computers. I don't think you could give them a "playground" that would satisfy 
their curiosity as to how "real" networks run. And their desire to access 
information they have no right to access.
 
I'm interested in networks, too. That doesn't mean I can hack my way around my 
employer's network. Not if I want to keep my job.
 
Richard
 
> From: sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:05:27 +0200
> 
> I guess a nudge in the "proper" direction is all you can do. The rest is up 
> to them. 8-)
> 
> I've worked as a teacher with pupils age 14-16 for about two years at a 
> school. I haven't met anyone that knows anything about a career plan, much 
> less a pupil that listens to anything a grown-up suggests about something 
> that's years ahead in the future. Their attention-span is minutes ahead of 
> the moment, if that. I'm generalish I know, but it's still a rather 
> significant fact. ;-)
> -- 
> /Sorin
> 
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-
> >bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
> >Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:17 AM
> >To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> >
> >True, but I think the emphasis would be on helping them channel their 
> >ability in the
> >right direction. What you might find is that these kids have a talent which 
> >we can help
> >harness, and direct. This might potentially help them with a meaningful 
> >career in the
> >future. What we tend to see is raw talent, unproductive and mis-directed.
> >This particular kid wants a career in IT, but I am very sure he doesnt know 
> >what.
> >This might help him channel his thoughts in the right direction, and be 
> >better informed
> >when he makes his choice.
> >
> >But then, I might be wrong, and we might just be dealing with seasoned 
> >Hackers.
> >
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Patrick
> >
> >
> >________________________________
> >
> >From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 7:49:23 AM
> >Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> >
> >The risk here is that as soon as it's something organized by adults, the 
> >chase loses
> >its attraction. OTOH, setting up a lab-network and telling them to hack this 
> >and this
> >computer and find a file containing this particular text, might set them 
> >off. Kinda' like
> >a treasure hunt. The coin has two sides though, as always. They might use the
> >same techniques to hack you sharp production network, "just to see if it's 
> >possible".
> >;-)
> >
> >--
> >/Sorin
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-
> >>bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
> >>Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:17 AM
> >>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> >>
> >>He must be about 15/16. Cos there was the talk of him taking his final 
> >>exams. I am
> >>begining to notice a trend in all the schools I support. We seem to have 
> >>about 3 or 4
> >>kids that are good @ things like that. Well these are kids we know, and I am
> >thinking
> >>of suggesting setting up a special technology group to help them chanel 
> >>thier gift
> >>constructively.
> >>I might create a mini lab/ network with a dozen old pcs, and get them to 
> >>play and
> >>reaaly focusing and directing thier intelligent on good. Not sure how the 
> >>principals
> >>would take that, but I sure will suggest this to the IT director.
> >>
> >>
> >>Patrick
> >>
> >>
> >>________________________________
> >>
> >>From: Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 8:10:27 AM
> >>Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> >>
> >>Nice, and also rather ingenious IMO!
> >>
> >>How old kid(s) are we speaking?
> >>
> >>--
> >>/Sorin
> >>
> >>
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-
> >>>bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
> >>>Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:12 PM
> >>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> >>>
> >>>ok guys, after some serious talking to, the kid has decided to let us in 
> >>>on some of
> >>his
> >>>tricks.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>1. Download zip files allows him to get to the C: drive by being able to 
> >>>access
> >>the
> >>>Temp Internet files.
> >>>
> >>>2. If he disconnects the computer from the network, it installs a local 
> >>>profile for
> >>>him, giving him access to the C: drive and the “Run” command.
> >>>
> >>>3. He runs a “compressed” cmd file from within PowerPoint.
> >>>
> >>>4. By running “Find Printer” he is able to find users accounts.
> >>>
> >>>5. He accesses “command.com <http://command.com/>
> ><http://command.com/> ” (the equivalent of
> >>cmd.exe).
> >>>
> >>>6. He runs cmd.exe to get to files on the servers.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Should this kid not be studying, rather than keeping me busy?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Anyway, just thought to share.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Thanks
> >>>
> >>>Patrick
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>________________________________
> >>>
> >>>From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
> >>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11:54:33 PM
> >>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network - suggestions
> >>>
> >>>Yes I understand kids will be kids but it covers you.
> >>>Jim Kenzig
> >>>Blog: http://www.techblink.com
> >>>Twitter: http://twitter.com/kenzig
> >>>Twitter: http://twitter.com/InternetPilot
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Hi Jim,
> >>>
> >>> This is an idea I have suggested, and I think there is a good case to
> >>>push this forward. Whats I have found is that no matter how tight you try 
> >>>to make
> >>>things the kids will seek to break in. In most cases because they do not
> >understand
> >>>what the consequences could be if enforced.
> >>>
> >>> Really annoying.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>>
> >>> Patrick
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>________________________________
> >>>
> >>> From: Jim Kenzig http://thin.ms/ <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
> >>> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 1:59:44 PM
> >>>
> >>> Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your network -
> >>>suggestions
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Well I am not sure about Australia but here we do have computer
> >>>hacking laws and a simple "Your current computer activity appears to be 
> >>>illegal
> >and
> >>>you may be prosecuted if you do not cease and desist" dm to the computer 
> >>>may
> >be
> >>>enough. You of course also make sure that you have a proper logon privacy
> >>>message in place prior to logon that requires an OK click.
> >>> Here is ours:
> >>>
> >>> THIS SYSTEM IS FOR USE OF AUTHORIZED PERSONS AND
> >>>ACTIVITIES ONLY!
> >>> Activities may be subject to monitoring, recording, and periodic audits
> >>> The system and all content are property of CCPL and are NOT
> >>>considered private.
> >>> The organization may access any users accounts or communications.
> >>> Anyone using this system expressly consents to the above and to all
> >>>CCPL Policies and Rules regarding
> >>> computer and Internet use and security.
> >>> OK
> >>>
> >>> This should cover you legally at least.
> >>> Regards
> >>> Jim Kenzig
> >>> Blog: http://www.techblink.com <http://www.techblink.com/>
> ><http://www.techblink.com/>
> >><http://www.techblink.com/>
> >>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kenzig
> >>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/InternetPilot
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Berny Stapleton
> >>><berny@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Yes, it was actually regedit and they were modifying the
> >>>SAM.
> >>>
> >>> Quite clever really, but a little frustrating.
> >>>
> >>> 2009/3/25 Robert K Coffman Jr. -Info From Data Corp.
> >>> <bcoffman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> >>>
> >>> > Scheduled task can run in System context & allow
> >>>someone to launch a cmd
> >>> > prompt or something with basically full control of the
> >>>system.
> >>> >
> >>> > -----Original Message-----
> >>> > From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> > [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> >>>Of Sorin Srbu
> >>> > Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:39 AM
> >>> > To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> > Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your
> >>>network - suggestions
> >>> >
> >>> > Could you please elaborate on the scheduler thing,
> >>>what's that about? Thx.
> >>> > --
> >>> > /Sorin
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>> >>From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>>[mailto:windows2000-
> >>> >>bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Berny Stapleton
> >>> >>Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:38 PM
> >>> >>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> >>Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to tighten up your
> >>>network - suggestions
> >>> >>
> >>> >>Oh, turn off the scheduler. Keep your patches up to
> >>>date. (That's the
> >>> >>one that caught me)
> >>> >
> >>> >
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