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Is it possible to stop people entering a specific number into any internet pages? Answered

Hi all Is it possible to stop anyone entering a specific number (phone number) on my network? I have a TP Link TL -WR642G if that helps. I am asking that because there have been some people in our network entering phone numbers into ads all over the net...

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2009-02-14

Hmm, some sort of key logging program might be able to do that

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Any specific program? Would it be able to stop her entering a phone number into a form or would it just not let the form be sent?

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Yeah I just figured one out actually, lifehacker have some text replacement software which looks for certain phrases you type and then replaces them with preset text, like it could replace sig1 with your address. Pout your phone number in it and it'll replace with something different, that you specify.

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Really, Do you have a link?

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Thanks Whatsisface (wow that's hard to type fast...)

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-02-13

Sounds more like you have a personnel problem there. Management should find out who and why people are putting the phone number into ads and announce anyone doing it is against company policy and will be subject to penalties. You can "sniff", monitor and log network packets but the setup and maintenance involved in something like that might not be worth the cost and trouble. You may also run into some legal privacy issues even though it is the company's own network. Find the culprits or usual suspects and take them out back for a nice talk...

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Well, It isn't really business, It is my younger sister and the cell phone subscriptions have cost my parents $70+... (I just wanted to know if i could stop her doing it again, She clicks on virtually any ads.)

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KentsOkay (author)thermoelectric2009-02-14

I have never understood the desire to click adds.....

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thermoelectric (author)KentsOkay2009-02-14
Me neither, She always clicks them
  • Like that Einstein thing, She was doing that yesterday
  • Love calculator a couple of days ago
  • Horoscope a couple of days ago
And the list goes on and on.

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KentsOkay (author)thermoelectric2009-02-14

Perhaps informing your parents?

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thermoelectric (author)KentsOkay2009-02-14

I have but I don't think they understand, They aren't the most computer literate people in town...

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KentsOkay (author)thermoelectric2009-02-15

Perhaps a forced crash course?

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70 bucks is a lot of money. How old is this kid? If she gets an allowance, any infraction will be doubley deducted from her allowance or something of value should be taken away. She may be a reigning terror queen but somebody has to put a stop to it. If no one really cares, change the number, move out...quietly.......just kidding.

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10 Years old, We will have to do something'

And it's 70AUD not USD

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$46 US is still a bit of spending money. Sounds like a scene out of "Muriel's Wedding", I'd be interested in how it plays out. Good luck.

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Yeah, Thanks.

I think I will just deny her internet access for a while, If she does it again, more severe things will happen.

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gmjhowe (author)thermoelectric2009-02-14

I suggest blocking her internet access untill she learns better.

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thermoelectric (author)gmjhowe2009-02-14

Yeah, It is just a bit hard since the computer she uses, the rest of the family uses and we don't have accounts so I can't really block internet access.....

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gmjhowe (author)thermoelectric2009-02-14

you can get some free programs that block internet access for a set time, like, you turn it on and say block for 20minutes.

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thermoelectric (author)gmjhowe2009-02-14

I can do that with our router, It is just hard because she gets on any time, Not at specific times...

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gmjhowe (author)thermoelectric2009-02-14

Just stop her going on the computer unsupervised until she learns. Just sounds like a lack of control.

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thermoelectric (author)gmjhowe2009-02-14

Yeah, I guess that is what we might have to do.

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11010010110 (author)2009-02-14

just talk to her. there is not really any other solution

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Oh, So there isn't any programs that can block a form being sent with thst number?

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you can use all kinds of parental control software. some has exactly this feature

but

this isnt a solution. there is a cause why she does this kinda stuff. parental control / censorship / etc are ways to deface results and not solve causes. the cause of the problem remains and will eventually cause another larger problem

i strongly recommend to just speak to her and ask why she does that and explain why its bad

if you really want to use technology then try anoher route - make a sequence like this on her monitor

win FREE mp3 player if you enter your phone number and run this software

download

install

scanning . . .

window : deleting please wait *progress bar* *stuff from her My
Documents flying by in the text line so she can see the filenames*

windows like message : your computer is infected

computer powers off and won't start up again (missing system file)

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I think I might talk to her or just disable her access to the net if she keeps doing it.

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