3,811 reputation
124091
bio website security.stackexchange.com
location Florida
age 32
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen yesterday

I'm not the droid you're looking for.


May
31
comment How to force 'shutdown' at predefined time, in administrator account?
@Doltknuckle - We're not totally veering off-topic - @Frank has asked for a method which cannot easily be circumvented. Fortunately, he's not asking for total security - just something that makes it "cumbersome for the user to interfere with the shutdown". So, a BIOS password and "Limited User" account are definitely appropriate. A physical case lock may be extreme-ish, but is still pursuant to that goal.
May
31
comment How to force 'shutdown' at predefined time, in administrator account?
@paradroid - With physical access, and credentials to boot the system and login to the OS, there's not much that one can't do on a system. Even at "offices and universities" some relatively extreme measures (such as physically locking the computer case) would have to be taken to truly make the system secure against an insider threat such as one suggested here. Plus, the question is not asking about "offices and universities" - it's talking about a "home computer".
May
31
comment How to force 'shutdown' at predefined time, in administrator account?
@paradroid - Ever hear of clearing the CMOS chip?
May
31
comment How to force 'shutdown' at predefined time, in administrator account?
@Frank - By "single administrator account" do you mean there is only a single account, and it has Administrator access? If so, then it's quite improbable that you'll be able to do what it is you've described (forcibly shut down the system at a pre-defined time, without the user being able to prevent it). However, if you create a "Limited User" account for the user, and only allow them access to that account, then you have a chance. Even then, physical access to the system alone effectively grants them the ability to circumvent or override any security measures you have in place.
May
29
comment How can I change the Windows XP command line background?
Exact Duplicate: superuser.com/q/199764/50086
May
28
asked Software/drivers to add CEC support for HDMI in Windows?
May
28
answered How to backup Avira virus definitions?
May
25
comment Compaq with OS nightmare!
Are you using the paid version of Magic ISO? According to Wikipedia, the free version is limited to handling images of 300 MB or less. secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Magic_iso
May
25
comment Compaq with OS nightmare!
Something like Magic ISO or DAEMONTools should have no problem mounting an image, regardless of issues with your existing CD-ROM device or drivers. Still, I would strongly recommend against using such tools as a replacement for a real CD-ROM drive during an OS installation.
May
25
comment Command line to swich to another open an existing open window rather than opening new one
I don't think this can be done via command-line, but it can be set globally in Internet Options. (i.e.: Open all links from external applications in the current window.)
May
25
answered What is the difference between suspend and hibernate in Fedora?
May
25
comment What is the true level of danger when a SSL certificate is invalid?
@AndrejaKo - I suggest expanding upon your comment a bit, and posting it as an answer. It's a very good point.
May
25
comment Is it safe to use Ethernet link from linux on virtual box, and USB modem from host windows XP simultaneously?
Huh? You've lost me somewhere. Could you perhaps draw a diagram?
May
25
comment What scripting languages are useful in Windows?
Looks subjective to me, also. For scripting languages, "main" or "best" or "preferred" would differ based on the particular task being accomplished, and an individual's skill and experience.
May
23
comment Virtual machine prompts me for windows authentication credentials every time I maximize and restore it
Confused. Which system is prompting for authentication - the host or the guest? I'm guessing the host?
May
23
comment internet works but not in browser
Reboot? Check Proxy settings?
May
20
answered Microsoft Word, define part of the page to appear at the beginning of each page
May
19
revised Enable dragging of image placeholder(?) in Windows 7, Word 2010
edited tags
May
19
accepted Change optical drive names in Windows 7
May
19
accepted Window maximization sizes wrong after RDP session