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#1 and_u

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 06:46 AM

Let's see if I can explain this without giving a lifelong story.

Person A (Administrator) owns the Dell Insperion laptop.
Person B is a standard user. Person B is allowing person C to gain access to the computer from another state.....
How is this possible and how much info can they get from it?
My only concern is that person C may have a program to break the password for the Administrator. Being that he knows just enough about computers to be dangerous.

Any help would be appreciated.
I'm at a loss here.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:21 AM

This depends on how experienced Person C is, and how badly he wants access. The likelihood isn't great, but I'd be more concerned with the trust you put in Person B. My kids have done this, and they've lost their computer privileges because of repeated offenses.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:59 AM

Unless Person C is either well-known to Persons A and B, or represents a trusted group that requires access, Person A should not allow Person B to grant access. Once in, Person C unless completely unskilled, could fairly easily gather information or plant malware.
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