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  • g3k_
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    A trend I noticed when I was working at the local school board (I was assigned to the highschool) was USB tools and tools like ophcrack. The kids would rip the local administrator password and they were able to browse to whichever sites that the IT department was allowed to. They basically did it so that they could install DiVx and watch their anime, but it was still a risk. We also had a problem with Cain and Abel, but our virus scanners caught it fortunately. The only way to avoid the booting to live cds was to disable it in the bios of over 2000 computers and we didn't have the staff so it slipped through the cracks.

    edit: https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?t=10411 Kon-Boot is also an example of a skiddie tool that can be used in this scenario. Using this type of tool gets you mad props and shows how 1337 you are.
    Last edited by g3k_; May 20, 2009, 10:56.

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  • burncycle
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    There is no mention in the article as to what they claim are "hacking tools", nor any verification of claims of knowledge in the survey. I call shenanigans.

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  • sintax_error
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    Originally posted by renderman View Post
    Then explain that mysterious tattoo....
    I... I don't know what you're talking about... I'll take a pass on that one!

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  • renderman
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    Originally posted by sintax_error View Post
    Like I always say... If I can't remember, it never happened.
    Then explain that mysterious tattoo....

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  • sintax_error
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    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    If the earth shakes and no one is around to feel it, did it really shake?
    Like I always say... If I can't remember, it never happened.

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  • Thorn
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    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    If the earth shakes and no one is around to feel it, did it really shake?
    A gentleman still asks.

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  • streaker69
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    I really think this is contrived non-news. If you ask a bunch of teens if they've hacked something they're going to say yes because chances are they don't really know what hacking is. I'm sure a percentage does, but I bet the majority doesn't.

    I see this kind of report as the same kind of idea that Volcanic eruptions are on the rise and an increase in earthquakes. They're really not increasing, it's just with a global communications network we just happen to know more of them are happening.

    If the earth shakes and no one is around to feel it, did it really shake?

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  • sintax_error
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    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    When I was a teen, yes.
    Same response. Though with friends it was usually dicking with OS settings and and permissions rather than email, and the closest things to social networking were BBS and IRC channels.

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  • noid
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    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    ...and computers. But I did a great deal of hacking of CB Radio too. I probably shouldn't have gotten rid of the ones I modded.
    ah..the days of linear amps, 'tweaking and peaking', and adding 'funnies' to your gear..

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  • streaker69
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    Originally posted by xor View Post
    I though all they had were CB radios back when you were a teen

    xor
    ...and computers. But I did a great deal of hacking of CB Radio too. I probably shouldn't have gotten rid of the ones I modded.

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  • xor
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    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
    When I was a teen, yes.
    I though all they had were CB radios back when you were a teen

    xor

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  • streaker69
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    Are you that one in five?
    When I was a teen, yes.

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  • xor
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    Hackers On the Rise

    --One In Five Teenagers Claim to Have Used Hacking Tools
    (15th May 2009)
    A recent survey of 4,000 teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18 years
    of age states that 17% of those surveyed know how to find hacking tools
    online with one third of that group admitting that they have used the
    tools. The survey also reveals that 67% of the teenagers surveyed
    admitted to trying on at least one occasion to hacking into a friend's
    email or social networking account.

    http://www.scmagazineuk.com/One-in-f...rticle/136977/

    http://www.techworld.com/security/ne...?newsID=115913

    Are you that one in five?

    xor
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