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Got locked out of my kid's computer!

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Black Panther, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. rtwjunkie

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    Not mine...dumb as rocks as far as computers go. Oh my youngest will play on his PC for games like Skyrim, New Vegas, Starcraft II, and he figured out how to install Skype and get it working, but that's his only feat. He really wouldn't care less if it went away, I think, as long as he has his precious Xbox360.
     
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    Yea, my wife took a picture of my daughter when she was 5 wearing my headphones using my computer staring up at the monitor.. lol The headphones are bigger then her head. My wife showed me and said, "That's your little prodigy!" all I could think of was the brain telling pinky, "The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!" :roll:
     
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    Hahahah, my 6 year old niece can do things with an iPad I never thought somebody as young as her could. I've worked in schools most of my working life, and besides teaching A-Level Media, the other half of my time is spent fixing the workarounds the kids figure out so they can play balloon tower defense flash games. Some of these schools are on the lower end of the social class, and some don't have computers at home, but they figure it out somehow. The current school is a grammar school, rich kids, and they don't even attempt anything, they're almost too dumb to try. It's pretty weird how these things work.
     
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    Never said it would be easy, but it's just something I feel that would need to be done. Too many times these days parents just cave in when a situation gets hard. Not saying BP is that kind of parent, but a lot of my friends that are parents are guilty of it. But this is getting WAY off topic so.......
     
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    whats with all the 3rd party software suggestions? Pop in your win 7 install disk or thumbstick. Open up the repair console and launch the admin panel from there. Then after that reset the password. No need for 3rd party software. lol. The process of cracking an admin pass on win 7 is easier than doing it on a win 95/98/ME system now .

    EDIT - didn't see that mindweaver had posted the exact same info in that link earlier.
     
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    i can see it now.. i come home and am locked out of the entire home network. there is a message on every PC that says "THE STUDENT HAS BECOME THE MASTER" :roll:
     
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    I like this utility: Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. Despite the name, it works great on Windows 7. Burn it to a CD, boot from the disc, and follow the instructions (it's menu-driven). I don't bother to retrieve the admin password, just clear it so I can log in.

    And you might want to remind your daughter that having a computer is a privilege, not a right. Privileges can be revoked for bad behavior.
     
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    I don't know how old is she, but you could just deny/disable internet accessibility for her computer in the router until she tells the pw. If she asks what happened, you could tell her that Mom and you can't just allow her to wonder around the internet without any kind of supervision. Tell her that you are willing to start a negotiation about some new rules, which would give her more freedom, but having a computer without any kind of supervision whatsoever is definitely off limits for minors.
     
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    My sister tried that many years ago (parents password wasn't the hardest). So my dad just got me to reformat it. Trouble was we hadn't realised she actually did school work on it :/
     
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    Suddenly this makes me think of South Park season 17, episode 2: "How do you tame a horse in Minecraft?" being a kid-invented security question to block his parents from certain TV channels.
     
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    Wish my boy would do cool things like that BP. All mine does is want to eat cheese and destroy things. Last week he was literally hanging from a chandelier. I mean I didn't do that until I was in high school.

    [​IMG]
     
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    last post are mostly off topic.....


    anyway, buy router.... that has firewall built in....

    you can restrict surfing times.... sites.... and so on.....

    even they got admin password... they cannot go online....

    but, make sure to hide your router... if your daughter finds out how to crack your password, she might or big chance how to bypass your router as well... lol...
     
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    When she finds the router she will hit the reset button.
     
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    It's usually very easy to remove the reset button from routers, I did it on many.
     
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    BP is Mom ;)
     
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    Microsoft Family Safety? Oh, Lord. I don't see why everyone is assuming the kid pulled off some great hack. Chances are good it wasn't much more difficult than following some instructions from a Google search. Though hey compared to lots of people on forums she gets kudos for even that. :p

    Next question is what are you going to do going forward? Obviously MFS is not cutting it lol.
     
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    Format it. Move PC to publicly visible common area in the house. Claim there is a screenshot program, and that you review the results weekly. She won't find it because it isn't there. :D
     
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    I'm all for securing your internet and protecting your children from some of the nasty and bad stuff on the web, But i must say this, i don't agree with the idea of punishing a child for outsmarting you. I have a little girl, and when she gets older(only 4 months) i don't plan to punish her for outsmarting me on something. I won't encourage her to continue but this is a moment where she used her intellect and thought on her own which is a great thing. As long as it doesn't come down to something dangerous to her life then i will secretly applaud her for using her wits :)
     
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    Awesome of you to admit being out smarted by your kid. Tell her we are impressed. I don't know if it was the right thing but when my son was 12 and I caught him looking at porn by checking his history. We sat down and looked at it together with his mom and talked about it. I never caught him again looking at porn.
     
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    Because all men eventually learn how to never get caught.
     
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    that must have been SUPER awkward for him...

    "hi son, your mom and i want to talk about triple penetration"
     
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    Is TP being DP+oral? :laugh:
     
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    I'll bet that was the intent, to put him off. I'll bet their son has since learned some real skills in covering his tracks. ;)
     
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    Assuming it's a pc you paid for and provide to her.. Ground her and toss the hd in the garbage.. By removing it and not letting you put it back on it's basically a big middle finger to you.
     
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    themailman78 level ability...
     

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