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Mirage
 Posted: Jan 23 2015, 12:43 AM
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A prankster hacker sometimes changes the BIOS time settings over the Internet in a few our student's classroom computers.
How can we block that prankster's activities in Scientific Linux 6.4?
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 Posted: Jan 23 2015, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (Mirage @ Jan 23 2015, 12:43 AM)
A prankster hacker sometimes changes the BIOS time settings over the Internet in a few our student's classroom computers.
How can we block that prankster's activities in Scientific Linux 6.4?


Hi,
to change HW clock, you need either:

- get physical access to the machine, reboot it, enter bios -> change time ... for this as Redman says, the help is pw protected bios

- or you can change it via command 'hwclock' (correct me if i'm wrong) - for this you need to have root account access to machine -> again make sure root pw is not widely known 'secret' ..

otherwise i dunno ..

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 Posted: Jan 23 2015, 06:21 PM
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Got it. Thanks.
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