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Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 12:18:29AM -0400, Benjamin Seidenberg
>> Many internet cafe's or kiosk computers (or school computers,
>> *sigh* though they're a lot better than they used to be) prevent
>> running executables from outside specific paths, and limit write
>> access to those paths. Also, I've seen lots of kiosks that keep a
>> browser in full screen mode, preventing access to anything other
>> than the web. A java applet is the only viable solution in cases
>> like these.
> I've hacked a lot of those kiosks to run putty on them. It's
> really, really hard to stop people from running arbitrary code on
> windows. Most people can't even do it to people who *don't* have
> terminal access.
> Not that mindterm isn't still useful.
That's only good until the librarian/teacher/kiosk owner/etc walks
past, notices something else running and kicks you out. In the case of
school, well, lets not underestimate the idoicy of most school
systems, some kid could be expelled for hacking. (I've been accused of
hacking before by the school, go figure).
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