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Modding New Ideas for security??

Discussion in 'Modding' started by funkymunky, 8 May 2003.

  1. funkymunky

    funkymunky Guest

    Hey Every1.....
    Im new to this whole modding thing!
    Im looking for ways to stop my family using my computer, which is based on a Antec Plusview1000 with the lockable front door, this just isnt enough, because its only a plastic hinge, and its been broken into once already!! :miffed:
    I thought maybe i could use a solinoid lock, like the onces used on cars but i wouldnt beable to get one that would fit right, and i dont really want to have to put loads of holes and stuff every where :D

    Have you guys got any ideas????????


    OOOO almost forgot to add something.....

    YOU GUYS ARE WICKED!!!!!!!.... Your mods are sooo cool!!, i need to get myself a dremel :dremel:
     
  2. Dad

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    Welcome to the best and most fun board! :D

    Why not just buy a computer power lock? They're not that expansive and are very simple to install.
     
  3. linear

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    Welcome to the boards.

    The classic, elegant in its simplicity, is the good old keyswitch installed in line with the power button. With the keyswitch open(off) the button is deactivated--it can't turn the peecee on or off.

    If keys aren't really your thing, any old switch would server the same purpose, just disguise it.
     
  4. Dad

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    Yea, that's what I ment.... :D My brain musta froze up when typing.
     
  5. funkymunky

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    i thought about that, but my sneaky little brother is too clever, something that i could change like a lock or a code or something similar would be brilliant.... i thought about getting a fingerprint mouse but he could just remove the harddisk, or format the unit.........
     
  6. Dad

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    Okay, how about building a wodden box that's lockable? Most security measures can be broken... Fingerprint mice arent good if they can be unplugged and replaced with a standard one. Or maybe purcahse a lockable server case?
     
  7. funkymunky

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    Stuff like that is sooo easy to bypass, lol, sorry to be a nuisance but ive been thinking about this for ages!!!!



    :idea: what if i was to have some kind of magnetic thingy going on, so that when a magnet that comes into contact with a sensor or sumthing with a special kind of signiture, then it would allow the system to be turned on?????
     
  8. funkymunky

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    Actually thats a good idea, i have the antec plusview1000 but the plastic lug broke on the front!!

    But thats a v.good idea!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  9. Dad

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    My work computer has a smart-card security system on it that's built into the bios. If I enable it, the computer won't even POST let alone boot without the card. What about something like that? You would have to buy a new motherboard, but it would work like a dream...
     
  10. funkymunky

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    :idea: that would work, because i dont have a motherboard in my new computer yet, which motherboard is it?????

    Basically its going to be a file server!, so every1 else in the family gets access to stuff i allow them and then i can have all my private stuff, and projects and stuff to come!

    so i need some kind of security, and seeing as we do Bed And Breakfast it really does need to be secure!!
     
  11. ajack

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    The magnet idea isnt bad as you can just use a proximity switch for the sensor but that would mean it would activate using any magnet but you could disguise it
     
  12. Dad

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    My work computer has a Soyo SY-P4I Fire dragon . Actually many of the Soyo boards have this capability, you only need to make sure you get one that includes their Sigma box or has a connector for it. I also believe that some MSI boards have a usb device to do basically the same thing.
     
  13. funkymunky

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    is there not a way i could make a magnet unique in anyway???
    like some car immobalisers have a specific signiture, and if it isnt that specfic signiture then it doesnt start or starts the alarm etc.....
     
  14. linear

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    Several of Soyo boards have this, look for one with the Sigma-box feature. But beware, lose the smart card, discard the mobo pretty much.

    Edit: too damn slow in this fast-paced thread...
     
  15. funkymunky

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    no way i could just flash the bios???????
     
  16. Dad

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    Nope. Lose the card and the board won't even post.

    Linear: You snooze you loose! :D
     
  17. funkymunky

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    hmmmm that may be a bad thing, im a 16 year old :D

    what does the card look like, is it like a push in card, like a bank card, or is it a little cartridge type thing :confused: sorry im not into all this high tech stuff yet :D
     
  18. Dad

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  19. funkymunky

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    nope never seen a smart card...........
    But that would probably be the thing i would need, ill have a look for that motherboard, and see if i can get it in the UK

    Because www.Ebuyer.com Doesnt have the motherboard or any motherboard made by soho :D
    these people are sooo cheap, they have a 550w power supply for £20.00 :D
    they have loads of stuff like that
     
  20. craigey1

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    You could always have a look at these, It may give you some ideas Linkey
    :thumb:
     

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