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Prompting for a password?

Post by hellow533 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:52 pm
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Is there a way to my make computer require a password (besides the usual login) for use? A new roommate moved in, and I've found him using my computer and found multiple Trojans which to me a while to clean off. I told him to stop using it, but I think he is behind my back despite him having his own. I used ccleaner and such, but other than that I need a password. Something that will stay on even if he removed the CMOS battery.

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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by WallShadow on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:48 pm
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I don't know about a password, but I guessing you can do some tricky stuff with a malicious AV-styled program. Have a background script run at start up which endlessly loops and kills explorer.exe and taskmgr.exe (and possibly anything else that they might get a hold off, but I find that those two are sufficient) and then open up an application prompt asking for the password. Just reopen the app window every time someone tries to close it. If the proper password is entered, the app kills the background script, starts explorer.exe, and then exits itself. The only problem would be pop ups from various programs such as AV or whatever.

This is just a shot in the dark, there's probably specialized programs to do this out on the net, but I've never heard of any.
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by limdis on Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:51 pm
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I would keylog yourself. On top of that set up your webcam to take shots every few min while you are away. Catch him in the act and harvest anything personal he uses. If malicious and trying to RAT you light his bed on fire.
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:09 am
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Have you thought about encrypting your hard drive?
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by iistapp on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:30 am
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About encryption.. Would truecrypt be a good choice? (just because I might need it in the future)

I've never had the time to install it or even look it up, but I hear a lot of people say it's THE SHIT for encrypting stuff.

Anyone able to confirm this? :)
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by hellow533 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:13 am
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LoGiCaL__ wrote:Have you thought about encrypting your hard drive?

I just recently have actually, but I still want that password to be needed.

-- Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:14 am --

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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by iistapp on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:36 am
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I know there are software around that prompts for extra passwords, but why would you use that as an option when you already know he can snatch your first?

If I'm not wrong there is USB sticks that you can order as well, no idea what they are called.

But the way they work is like a key, you need to stick it into your computer, install the software, and after that you will always need to have the USB stick in the computer to be able to enter after you fill in your user password.

So yea, short explanation:
Once installed, you need to have the USB connected to your PC when logging in, or you will be prompted for a password, which you can set to 23429358ghuafjsk€£$€£A#¤!"¤ and forget about it as long as you have the USB stick available.
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by limdis on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:09 am
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iistapp wrote:I know there are software around that prompts for extra passwords, but why would you use that as an option when you already know he can snatch your first?

If I'm not wrong there is USB sticks that you can order as well, no idea what they are called.

But the way they work is like a key, you need to stick it into your computer, install the software, and after that you will always need to have the USB stick in the computer to be able to enter after you fill in your user password.

So yea, short explanation:
Once installed, you need to have the USB connected to your PC when logging in, or you will be prompted for a password, which you can set to 23429358ghuafjsk€£$€£A#¤!"¤ and forget about it as long as you have the USB stick available.

That is called a Dongle and that is actually an outstanding idea! Most of the time they are specific to a certain type of software and are required in order to run a program. Though I have heard of ones that are needed for just logging into a computer. I wonder how difficult it would be to make one yourself hmm... To google I go!
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by -Ninjex- on Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:16 pm
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I know there are software around that prompts for extra passwords, but why would you use that as an option when you already know he can snatch your first?

If I'm not wrong there is USB sticks that you can order as well, no idea what they are called.

But the way they work is like a key, you need to stick it into your computer, install the software, and after that you will always need to have the USB stick in the computer to be able to enter after you fill in your user password.

So yea, short explanation:
Once installed, you need to have the USB connected to your PC when logging in, or you will be prompted for a password, which you can set to 23429358ghuafjsk€£$€£A#¤!"¤ and forget about it as long as you have the USB stick available.


Nice, +1

Also, if all else fails; why not just set up a password for all of your programs?
Get something like backdoor 9 maybe.
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Re: Prompting for a password?

Post by LoGiCaL__ on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:21 pm
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-Ninjex- wrote:Get something like backdoor 9 maybe.


New pronz, lol? Joking aside though, I'm curious as to how knowledgeable you're roomate is with computers or are you just going the extra mile to be thorough? If you have control of the router and it's capable you can disable internet connection at times you are usually not around. Also, you might want to check out content blocking software and just block everything and use a password to disable when you want to use it yourself. I've used this in the past and it worked pretty good:

http://download.cnet.com/K9-Web-Protection/3000-27064_4-10487710.html?tag=contentBody;pop
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