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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

9 years ago

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

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thermoelectricLinuxH4x0r

Reply 9 years ago

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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whatsisfacethermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

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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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

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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thermoelectriccaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

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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thermoelectricKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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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thermoelectricKentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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caitlinsdadthermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

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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caitlinsdadthermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

$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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thermoelectriccaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

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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gmjhowethermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

I suggest blocking her internet access untill she learns better.

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thermoelectricgmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

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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gmjhowethermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

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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thermoelectricgmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

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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gmjhowethermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

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

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11010010110

9 years ago

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

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thermoelectric11010010110

Reply 9 years ago

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

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11010010110thermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

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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thermoelectric11010010110

Reply 9 years ago

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