shonen Posted February 6, 2009 Share Posted February 6, 2009 I started back at school this week after having a week off and our I.T department did a massive overhaul of our computers, network among other things. One of my funny as Teachers went on a bit of a power trip and was showing off his new found powers via this newly installed piece of software called Lanschool. Which I will admit was impressive and annoying from a student prospective. Lanschool v7.2. In a nut shell equivocates to VNC on steroids. It allows a teacher to view ever desktop in a class room from his Teacher Viewer client whilst permitting them to carry out some of the following features (some of these features can affect an entire class room and all of its students). Link: http://www.lanschool.com/lanschool/feature...ick-easy-access - Logging of Keystrokes. - Remote control of desktop. - Disabling the internet connection. - Shutting down the PC - Redirecting websites. - Locking the screen. - Displaying the teachers desktop on all students class room desktops. - Hosting a chat session - The list goes on and on..................... Anyways me and a fellow class mate spent most of our project management class trying find a way to disable it so the teacher couldn't do any of the above (we enjoy our free mass downloading). I will admit it was a sod and I do MEAN SOD to try and remove with your limited student access, mandatory profile and our some what limited computer knowledge. In the end we worked out how to remove it, but obviously it comes back when you log off due to the mandatory profile (still its better than nothing). We also had a bit of a fiddle and tried to obtain the same powers our teacher was demonstrating, sure enough we managed to find a work around and that work around allowed us more than a single class room (it was so simple it was not funny, which is slightly worrying seeing as the two of us are no hackers). For the record after an hour of some cheap harmless laughs at the expense of fellow class mates we ended up reporting the issue to the school's IT department and demonstrated how we could virtually spy/shut down any class room. Oddly enough they didn't seem to interested and if there track record is anything to go by this issue wont be resolved until they get around to the next upgrade (but meh we tried to do the right thing). I know this piece of software is some what popular among Tafe's and high school institutions(not sure about Universities) within Australia and I was curious if any of the folk in here have ever come across this software during there studies? Also if any one is interested I don't mind posting a tutorial for the above but before I do I wanna read the policy on here on what can be posted. I know the mod's have a anti How to hax0r yours skoolzorz policy which is fair enough and the last thing I wanna do is piss some of the people off in here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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