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Bypassing censorship software.

sitteredsittered Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
It's an old story.

My parents put Cybersitter on the computer, and it both restricts the sites I can access, and the time I can spend on the internet.

The injustice? It won't show words like

"girl"
"accident" (!?)
"wicca"
and especially "proxy"

and so on.

I've looked for ways around it, but all of them would be obvious to my dad, who works in IT. I'm changing the system time before the computer boots up to take care of the time problem, but I still need my daily dose of indecency.

Let's hope to god the software doesn't record keystrokes.

Help?

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    If your dad works in IT, I'd count on their being a keylogger, or at least him being smart enough to check the router logs.

    Best advice is to get your porn from someplace else.

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    sitteredsittered Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    A. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't all porn, but this doesn't display a page if it contains too much profanity. That's really unacceptable to me.

    B. I'm 17. Wow, I'm 17.

    C. Cybersitter only logs AIM text. I don't see any other unfamiliar processes going on in the task manager. I think he only goes on the reports CS sends him.

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    cmsamocmsamo Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Try and make a case for the cybersitter software hampering your schoolwork or something.

    For example find a reason to use a site that has a blocked word in it, and show your dad that the draconian filters are actually making the internet useless? Can they be persuaded to relax the filters rather than you finding some way to circumvent them completely? I would imagine he'd be less than impressed if you hacked your way past the security and you got caught. Much better to try and make a reasoned argument NOT to have the filters in place.

    Just a thought.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2006
    I think you (shit piss big cock motherfucker) should really just talk to your (cunt cunt cunt cock pissflaps) dad and see if you can get him to (bugger shit balls faggot) relax the restrictions. If he (fucking shitting) doesn't then there's not much you can (bastard) do, because you're not 18 and you're still his (christ was a rapist) property

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    arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    cant you just kill the process? or run msconfig and disable the program from running on startup? install your own key logger and steal the programs password. actually sit down with your dad and talk to him about this.

    you got lots of options.

    i dont know anything about this net nanny program or how it works, just tossing out ideas.

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    sarksark Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    boot into safe mode w/networking support.

    download enough porn to last you a while.

    burn it to a cd or dvd.

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    robaalrobaal Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Jeez, download Ubuntu, Knoppix, or some other linux distro that comes with a live CD/DVD, burn and boot it.

    You might need to change the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the optical drive.
    If the BIOS is passworded then open the case and use the jumper that clears the CMOS.

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    At night, the ice weasels come."

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    Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I think you (shit piss big cock motherfucker) should really just talk to your (cunt cunt cunt cock pissflaps) dad and see if you can get him to (bugger shit balls faggot) relax the restrictions. If he (fucking shitting) doesn't then there's not much you can (bastard) do, because you're not 18 and you're still his (christ was a rapist) property

    Ahahahahahaha

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    shadowaneshadowane Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I think you (shit piss big cock motherfucker) should really just talk to your (cunt cunt cunt cock pissflaps) dad and see if you can get him to (bugger shit balls faggot) relax the restrictions. If he (fucking shitting) doesn't then there's not much you can (bastard) do, because you're not 18 and you're still his (christ was a rapist) property
    Damn, tube, now he's going to have to create an H/A thread on how to access his H/A thread.

    As for your problem, why not find out if the Cybernanny thingy is for your younger siblings and see if you can get a log-in that doesn't have it or something.

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    Arch Guru XXArch Guru XX Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Another possibility is you buying your own PC. You can get an old one for pretty cheap - you won't be playing hot games at high resolution (if at all), but even a Pentium 2 running Windows 95 would be enough to get your porn on.

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    ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    Incidentally, I'm pretty sure the fact that it's not your PC means that bypassing any security on it is not-okay.

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    HerschelHerschel Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Second for talking to your dad. I mean, you're 17, you are aware that there are dirty things in the world, and it sounds like CS could be filtering out a ton of useful things for no reason. Hopefully he wants to use it more for limiting computer time than for filtering things, in which case, ask him to soften the settings, or use some other software to track how much time you spend.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Incidentally, I'm pretty sure the fact that it's not your PC means that bypassing any security on it is not-okay.

    Family computer is a bit different than, say, a university computer.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    robaal wrote:
    Jeez, download Ubuntu, Knoppix, or some other linux distro that comes with a live CD/DVD, burn and boot it.

    You might need to change the boot order in the BIOS to boot from the optical drive.
    If the BIOS is passworded then open the case and use the jumper that clears the CMOS.

    This seriously may be the best idea.

    Ubuntu can boot from disk and can get you online without any real configuration. If the only thing you are using it for is internet browsing, then you dont need any prerequisite knowledge other than how to burn a disc.

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    khainkhain Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Their house, their computer, their rules. If its that big of a problem then buy your own computer and set it up how you want it.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    khain wrote:
    Their house, their computer, their rules. If its that big of a problem then buy your own computer and set it up how you want it.

    That doesn't always work. I have a much-sheltered friend who's college laptop has parental protection on it because he made the dumbass mistake of taking it with him to his parents house on a break.

    He's 19.

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    khainkhain Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Jasconius wrote:
    khain wrote:
    Their house, their computer, their rules. If its that big of a problem then buy your own computer and set it up how you want it.

    That doesn't always work. I have a much-sheltered friend who's college laptop has parental protection on it because he made the dumbass mistake of taking it with him to his parents house on a break.

    He's 19.

    Then that would be his computer and I support whatever the hell he wants to do with it. I'm not sure where the rules fall regarding my next advice so if a mod thinks its wrong then please edit it out. If its a problem like that then go to the library or a friends house and Google a password breaker, or some other way to uninstall it or just re-format windows. The first post however gave me the impression that its a family computer and in that case deal with it.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    The OP is 17, which I think is too old for this kind of nonsense, but he's not my kid and this certainly isn't abuse, so it's not my place to bypass parental authority. And given that he says "the computer" instead of "my computer", I'd wager that it's a family computer.

    It's not illegal to take this off, though there is probably a level of mod discretion about how much advice we can give on the subject, but there may be a reason for this beyond I don't want my son to see naughty pictures. Maybe dad was tired of cleaning up spyware and viruses all the time and finally decided to do something about it.

    Personally, I'd just talk to your dad about it. See why he wants it on there and see if there's anything you can do to change his mind.

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    DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Chances are Tube locked him out of his own thread. Ubuntu Live CD is the best idea.

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    arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    DekuStick wrote:
    Chances are Tube locked him out of his own thread. Ubuntu Live CD is the best idea.

    I was thinking the same thing, and it was giving me a good laugh at work earlier.

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    robaalrobaal Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    It could also be that he got the computer as a present, but the parents still want to control its usage...

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    At night, the ice weasels come."

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2006
    arcath wrote:
    DekuStick wrote:
    Chances are Tube locked him out of his own thread. Ubuntu Live CD is the best idea.

    I was thinking the same thing, and it was giving me a good laugh at work earlier.

    You act like it was (big tits cumshot lolita) deliberate.

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    sitteredsittered Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Tube, you're pretty funny.
    No, I laughed, actually, no sarcasm.

    I can get on at school, by the way. Your attempt to keep me from advice in H/A is for naught.

    Yeah, so I talked to my dad. He agreed to take off the language blockers. So that's a victory, I guess. Thanks, Invisible and everyone else.

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    RohaqRohaq UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    This is one of the few H/A threads where advice was actually taken.

    Yet another victory for common sense :D

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited December 2006
    Did my thing work?

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    AndorienAndorien Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I think you (shit piss big cock motherfucker) should really just talk to your (cunt cunt cunt cock pissflaps) dad and see if you can get him to (bugger shit balls faggot) relax the restrictions. If he (fucking shitting) doesn't then there's not much you can (bastard) do, because you're not 18 and you're still his (christ was a rapist) property

    Can't have him on the second page, now can we?

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    LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    My favorite solution to this issue is simple - second hard drive.

    Install whatever you want on it. Then either 1) physically install it only for when you need access, 2)install it and unplug it when not in use, or 3) install it and plug it in full time, using setup to choose your boot device.

    Even most IT people don't crack the case unless there's a problem.

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    Locust76Locust76 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    LaPuzza wrote:
    My favorite solution to this issue is simple - second hard drive.

    Install whatever you want on it. Then either 1) physically install it only for when you need access, 2)install it and unplug it when not in use, or 3) install it and plug it in full time, using setup to choose your boot device.

    Even most IT people don't crack the case unless there's a problem.

    Fuck, you don't even need to crack the case... I have a bootable install of Linux on my external USB laptop hard drive. I'm sure the OP could do the same, assuming his computer is new enough to boot from USB drives. Don't even need to change the BIOS settings, if it's got the F8 Boot menu option during POST.

    It wouldn't be fast, but it would beat the hell out of NetNazi.

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