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ashtalon

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okay... i go to a small highschool that uses macs... the new ones that are all white and they use mac os x or whatever. i am not a mac person and personally dont care for them. WELL i do have experience with pc's and stumbled upon a loop hole in the security system on the macs at school. i was changing colors, backgrounds, and inverted the colors. well i got caught by the district (actually someone else did but i showed them how to do this) and they blocked that part of the thingy too. well i need to figure out how to get past them again so that i can get my colors back to normal. do you know how hard it is to get pics for reports when the colors are inverted??? lol :black:

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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like right now, the forums look black and the smile face is white... *cries* i wanna see again!!!!!!
 

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Why don't you just use the mac's for work like you are supposed to
 
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I'm pretty sure that would be Illegal! Besides you say that you don't care for Macs but you want help from users to do something Illegal! You've got some big ones!
 
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ashtalon

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ok ok ok... i dont prefer macs..... but... i can grow to love them... they are awesome for my graphics work how bout that? :black: anywho...


i need to change my background too... if you know who atreyu is, i think you'll know what im saying in the fact that i need to get rid of it before teachers see... and about me having big ones... yes they are low enough to tickle my knee's... just kidding!

thanks
 
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i'm in the mood for lists today.
1) So everyone at your school has their own computer that they use daily?
2) Trust me, when you look back at yourself in a few years, you'll find that a)getting around the system wasn't that hard and b) you'll feel like a loser, 'cause you spent all this time doing it and it was pointless...Trust me, I've been through this before.
3) I can't tell you how to get around it because a)i don't know what they locked or what they used to lock it and b)ethically?
 

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They probably put an admin password on System Preferences or just made him a limited user
 
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ah, that would be all too straight forward. hahaha. I think it's funny the way schools try to protect their computers and fail miserably...*grumble w/ own school's computer problems.
 
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ok, there are 13 emacs - g4-1 512ram, 2.5 ghz

there is a district computer security block thingy... and its for all the schools in the district... lol... anyway ya there are admin password blocks on the system prefs thingys... and the reason why i want to do this is because there is NOTHING else to do... plus i wanna see what a mac can really do cuz i might buy one!
 
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emac's nice for school (it's original purpose, if i remember correctly), but I don't think it can really tear it up compared to one of the bad boy power macs. hahaha. The emac (from what I know) is pretty stipped down when it comes to software (+school software, -cool software). Theoretically (I am not advacting for for it), you can bust past the password and then download some stuff, but you never know if the internet traffic is monitored by the school (mine was, too. Pain in the arse. Granted I had friends who worked in the computer depot, so I had the in, but yeah...)
 
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you could restart the mac in single user mode ;)

command + s (or i think just s now either may work)
 
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Now graphite, are telling this boy that he should bust into his schools computer? tisk tisk. hahahaha yeah, i think single user mode could work (i was always a fan of figuring out how to get around it whilest logged in, but I like taking that harder routes, sometimes).
 
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rs2sensen said:
lol, I'll have to use that ctrl+command+option+8 on my friend's mac, make him think it's broken!

no joke i did that to 3 people today lol.... anyway yes i am a nerd and harmless hacking is FUN.... like the viagra homepage thing... but i did find the loop hole before, i want another one...

i found out that if you click ont he change date and time thing that you can get to system prefs and nothing was blocked.... i made the mistake of telling 1 person... haha...

anywho... how do i do the single user thing? (ctrl-s)
 
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We're all computer nerds here. Alright, you guys must admit (those of you who have done it) that hacking is fun.

Hey, if you are any good at this hacking stuff, try to get a job with your school. A friend of mine (still in High School) found several loopholes in the network security at the school, and turned them in to the admin. They offered him a job.

Disclaimer: I don't hack. I really don't. Ok, maybe every once in a while... No! All the computers in the school suddenly went to sleep? cool! wait. no. of course not, that wasn't me! I swear! Hidden network chat program in the system files...? Never heard of it! Internet home page set as a Viagra website.... I wonder who could have done that.... :yinyang:

Don't hack, but if you do...don't get caught. :ninja:

And never ever ever do anything that causes actual harm to equipment or files. Thats why the above mentioned computers "went to sleep," not shut down completly. People were working, why should I screw up their files?
 

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It appears that we are now in that gray area. The best solution is to take your system back to your IT department, to have your problem fixed.
 
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