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Hacking School or Library & Public Computers to SURF to ANY Website

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Wow this was old school.

Update May 2012-

I would have a bootable USB stick and run a pocket LINUX version today. Or if USB Boot is disabled in the BIOS then the Phone tether method also works with USB or wirelessly. Then you have no filters, blocks or issues. You can install anything and run it to access the network.

Now that everyone has phones with internet service is no big deal to get to your mail and webpage anymore.
It is cheaper to use WiFi calling or surfing than 3G or 4G services, so look for open or public WiFi and use your phone connected and preferenced to WiFi at home, work or mall etc.

Stuck at school? Setup your phone to VNC or RDC "remote" into your computer at home. Then just control from anywhere.

Grounded, cut off....awwww. Even game consoles can run LINUX. If you have anything with a CPU someone has unlocked it. 


Description:

At school, in a library or mall and have access to a PC but cannot "surf" to any thing but their one site or a "filtered" subset of the internet?

Is Youtube blocked?

Is iTunes, Bittorrents or other sites blocked?

Can you not download or installed software?

Ok...we'll try to help you dorks out.


ERCK
 
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erckgillis (author) 3 years ago
Ok, I recently re-read all these comments. The data is "mostly" ;) still true. What ever the reasons here in the US unlike the Chinese and Egyptians trying to block the Internet at home, work or school is not going to work for long.

The Internet is FULL of easy to follow well documented process and programs to find anything. Now most of us have 4G phones with tethering so you can use any computer to make or access your own network, Wi-Fi or high speed wireless.

It is a waste of money to filter, block and try to process ALL the network traffic sent thru even a medium sized school or businesses Internet traffic. They do this to protect themselves not to prevent you from access.

As always use this as a learning experience and be kind...

ERCK
jrasel6 months ago

I have tried many ways, free and paid ways to open blocked websites, I think vpn works better than others, this is what I can recommend,try the service before you pay for it!

I ordered my account from http://saturnvpn.com the price is great. 1Months $3.3 , 3Months $7 and 12 Months $16

It has free test account and you can try the service for free.

http://saturnvpn.com/free-test-account/

It supports all protocols(PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN), And you don't have to buy different accounts for different devices(use 1 account to connect on your computer and your mobile at the same time)

M Lee1 year ago
I used to use a PHPproxy I was working on a similar project I'm a PHP developer.

Anyway proxies are alright but not very consistent plus they would usually get blocked by pro-active eventually.

Iuse highspeedVPN I'm usually on the move for work and I find that it works perfectly when I'm abroad. Check it out http://www.highspeedvpn.com/
Ravix841 year ago
***Only tested for Apple products. Does not seem to work for everything else***
My school gives away macs to students in year 9+ and specialist programs. We use the same internet as the rest of the school. My friend and I discovered this while playing around with proxies. Just go to your wifi settings/ network preferences. For mac, click on WiFi, advanced, then proxies.Then, for HTTP and HTTPS set the server to 10.1.81.11 and the port to 8080. For iOS software, go to WiFi, then click the blue/white arrow next to the connection name. Scroll down (I think) till you see proxies. Tap on manual. Put the same server name and port in.
I don't know if the server and port will be the same for every school, but for your sake I hope so. If anyone can get this working for anything that's not apple, please tell me so I can get it working on my phone.
P.S. It removes school blockades, but not government blocks, which means no Newgrounds.
hotchick8884 years ago
Yeah okay but how do i unblock the filter completey? i don't just want to unblock one site i wanna remove the whole thing.
erckgillis (author)  hotchick8884 years ago
You cannot...it is blocked at the proxy or via a dedicated SPAM/Keyword filter appliance.

Use the Linux or a VM for a browser and a public redirector for bypassing blocked keyword content...
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How do you know? Easiest way to stop client side blocking is find and disable whatever is doing it. But given there are hundreds of ways of doing both, will need to know more to actually help, lol
Gzushacks6 years ago
Yo erckgillis A buddy of mine wants to download counter strike on school computers but it wont let him because there is a certain amount of memory that you can upload on the computer. It works running counterstrike off a flash drive there is no way we can copy and paste the file onto the pc. Is there anyway we can get past this?
1. go to notepad 2. type command.com 3. save as command.bat in my documents 4. open my documents ans open command.bat 5. once its open type ping website.com 6. type the numbers it gives you on internet server i found out that this only works on a few websites though
Is there a way to get to command line if when you do that, it opens and says "command line has been disabled by admin"?
no if command line has been disabled, anything regarding .bat, or .cmd wont run.
nope dosent work at my school. even with teh pinged IP, the sites are still blocked. i used to use a program called Xerobank, but that eventually got blocked somehow, now i use Opera Tor, but its actually just a beefed up verson of Xerobank, so it dosent work either.
erckgillis (author)  Gzushacks6 years ago
Is it the size or more likely permissions... If it's too big try zipping the file then copying. Or use a free ftp program...or copy from a dos window with the copy or move commands. if it's permissions then you must get poweruser or admin rights to upload to the computer. If you have email access try to email it or store the file online like on Google file storage (10Gb) then download from the web and not a flash drive. E
yeah I just got busted for putting sony vegas 8 and jython on a school computer. apparently I saved it on the network and it kinda slowed things down, but I know my admin pretty well so I was OK. (lol he thought sony vegas 8 was a gambling game:)
lol, a gamling game!! Probably cuz the word "Vegas"
hahahaha, gambling game...
skindowg3 years ago
how do u get past schoolblocks on the net when all of the proxy sites ar eblocked? ive tried everything i have windows 7 so i cant do anything when it has a block
Setup a proxy at your house, connect through that.
jinkz4ie2 years ago
is there ways too get on facebook and check your mail even though the school as it block
erckgillis (author)  jinkz4ie2 years ago
yes.

What did you try? You typed it in, it didn't work and so you gave up?

Can you install and download software on the machine? If so you can do anything. If you lack Windows Admin or OS X root then you must use url redirectors or proxy servers.

The eaiest these days is a cell phone in teather mode. You can teather your 4G wireless to the PC via USB, Bluetooth or WiFi. Just setup phone teathering or download a App for your Mobile OS and then connect via USB or WiFi. Surf away.

If these are blocked then read steps above and find the opening. What CAN you do on that machine. I had a library PC that had no keyboard, browser was locked in Kiosk mode. No problem... there is a onscreen keyboard, I just killed the process and started IE.

darthbindy2 years ago
just to let you know, dork means wale-penis!
i know a better one but its to complicated for you guys
erckgillis (author)  the hellphantom2 years ago
Oh, goods caus' we'vs uh don't need none dat complicated stuff 'round 'bots har!
jedi_knight3 years ago
HAHAHAHA! these are all great ideas for normal schools until you come across my school... Lets just say i Mac computers are the most unfriendly devices to circumvent school security! These things are so locked down i cant even access basic things like the contact book and garbage band. Then once you get to the Internet on these computers you realize that all web traffic is being directed through a HTTP web server that is designed to scan through all incoming web traffic for suspicious content....
Check to see if port 22(SSH) is blocked then use your home sys as a proxy.
erckgillis (author)  jedi_knight3 years ago
Hummm, think you know eh? Not so much young Jedi...hehehe

You only see what is front of you! Not the possibilities! Open your mind. Feel the power of the farce!

Ok enough Yoda channeling. Guys you must adapt, improvise and overcome. So you have a Mac or PC or proxies, firewalls and DMZ etc. Please ever heard of hacking?

Two ways -

1. Social engineering. My fave, get a keylogger (usb or software) install it then break or lock your machine. Admin comes to fix, captures ID and password. And then do as you wish.

2. Reboot any Mac (They have Intel chips... you can even dual boot Windows!) or PC to a Linux build from your USB. Try the new Unbuntu it has all the drivers,USB loader and all!

Then add your new OS any proxy, IP redirect or use Admin to open ports or proxy. Heck run your own proxy on a VM and give the address to anyone to bypass defaults, plug a portable hotspot or thethered 4G phone into network and access from anywhere to allow unlimited Net access over wifi or LAN via your new VM proxy on Linux!

Go padwan and explore...

Master ERCK
fdelgado16 years ago
This is a little complex for me can you message me a way that is a little easier there blocking everything with lightspeed filtering.
erckgillis (author)  fdelgado16 years ago
yeah sure ... On the way noob!
an easier way to get the i.p adress is to open notepad and type @echo off go down a line, and type "ping www.whatever is the webpage.com then! go down a line and type pause!! then save as whatever.bat!! when you open the batch file it should give you the I.P address, it will look like this \/ @echo off ping www.youtube.com pause there you go!
What if the computer is a Mac Osx 9?????
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GameNox Roby7183 years ago
But what if it blocks batch?
jj3502 ddodd5 years ago
my school blocks ip's
Tv1996 jj35025 years ago
Go to Run then type in cmd. type in: net user /add 9000 password log off sign in under 9000 and for the password put password change the domain to this computer log in and enjoy
jj3502 Tv19965 years ago
the school blocks run and cmd :(
toogers jj35024 years ago
at home, burn a cd with a .bat file on it (doesn't matter what it does- it could be blank even.) then, go to school, put cd in computer, and click on the .bat file you made at home. it should open the command prompt, to launch the script you   made. then, put in one of the above .bat scripts on this list, and waalaa.

What is you cannot access cmd.exe???
GameNox3 years ago
What about baracuda?
Ibanezfoo6 years ago
Well, good luck with your burger flipping jobs with no internet access when your HR department calls you in for violating company policy, or your school kicks you out for violating school policy. You kids should also realize, it doesn't matter what proxies or little tricks you use, the firewalls usually log all origination and destination traffic... so while you think you are slick using a proxy, the firewall still shows your local address connecting to the proxy (violation) and usually there are some pop ups or something that you didn't count on logged as well (violation). The filters we use appear to be easy to defeat.... until we print up a log and staple it to their pink slip and give it to them before security escorts them out of the building. The look on their faces is priceless. You all should really have a good look at your school / jobs internet policy. Some things will even land you in civil court or even jail.
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