Block certain downloads? Or something?

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  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    Is there a way I could block my roommates from downloading system-hacking files without having to put them on a download-restricted user account? Or something similar?

    I caught Alessa trying to download the things you need to hack an Xbox 360 yesterday and can't continue to keep disallowing her from using the computer.

    I don't want the Xbox we have to get hacked since it's had a problem with red-ringing and I'm not sure how badly being hacked would affect it.
     
  2. Rydian

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    There's honestly no way to tell.

    Either they can download stuff, or they can't... and even on a limited account there's ways to get around stuff (and if they want to hard enough they can just bypass the entire OS and anything set in it via a live CD or USB).
     
  3. junkerde

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    get a new roommate
     
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  4. s4mid4re

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    Cut off their Internet = WIN

    If that's possible, anyways. ^_^
     
  5. Sora de Eclaune
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    Well we only have one internet-connected computer here.

    Would I have to block certain files within the firewall of my antivirus or something? I don't want to go that far with things, but if it's the only way...
     
  6. s4mid4re

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    I was thinking more like literally cutting Internet. If you have a wireless router, remove the wireless adapter (providing that you have a desktop instead of a laptop, which usually can connect without an adapter). If you're connected to the Internet through cable, you can take the cable off and hide it somewhere.

    I guess you could use some filters on your firewall/anti virus program, but I've no experience on that.

    EDIT: Just wondering, but can't you just make her unable to access the xbox360 itself? I'm not really knowledgeable on xbox360 hacking/softmodding, but there's no harm as long as she can't transfer the files into the xbox itself, no? (i.e. if a flashdrive is required to send files into the 360, you could prevent her from sending the files, as long as she doesn't get access to a flashdrive)
     
  7. Sora de Eclaune
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    Well, yes, but her college requires a flash drive, so I can't very well block her from using one.
    And it's not just my Xbox, so I can't block access from her.
     
  8. Sora de Eclaune
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    Nevermind me. I was wrong to think Alessa shouldn't hack the Xbox. It will be the best thing ever to have the Xbox hacked. I will download things and it will be good.
     
  9. Gahars

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    Smash their computers (or the computer you share) to bits; it is the only way to be sure.
     
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    Is this thread supposed to be a joke?
     
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  11. Sora de Eclaune
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    This post was Alessa's doing. At the time this was posted, I wasn't even at home.
     
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    Y'know what'll stop her from downloading certain things?

    A firm backhand.
     
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  13. Skelletonike

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    You can IP block certan websites, like what the schools do... I remember my teacher back in school used to block websites just by them having a word on them, even googling that word wouldnt be allowed. =3
     
  14. Rydian

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    That's done through a disconnected proxy, which in a local house is easy to bypass, and the OP would have to find and block every site that can host the stuff, but then after all that effort people could just host the files elsewhere.
     
  15. Skelletonike

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    Lol, I dunno.... I know how to bypass blocks n all that but dunno how to do them nor how they work. xP