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    Yes, and it may be a very easy process if one is running under windows and there is a kind of exploit on the system. Last year I ran a security test for my windows system. I used my portable, which i got linux on, and I attempted to gain access to my windows system through its Internet Explorer and some ports I had opened. The windows system lasted for about 10 minutes, before I found a way to gain root, through an exploit that I had placed on the computer beforehand. But I did it for security purposes ONLY. Under no circumstance should you break in to a computer or complex of computers unless the host asks you to, so they check their security.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Searcher
    Can anyone who has enough knowledge about computers break into it and what information is required to do that?
    Im not too sure what you mean by that. Break into what exactly ???
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    I've got an axe in my shed that'll pretty well break into any PC - as the man said - be a bit more specific - via the internet? - then say so!
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    If you have 1) A firewall, 2) Anti-virus Software & 3 anti-spyware software, and you passwords are good ones like say gU83jKge then you should have no problems (these must all be up to date though. Also beware of which emails you reply to NEVER reply to spam! - it might be fun to write back and say "Eff off" BUT from this a surprising amount of information can be gained about your computer, it's name, server details etc. Websites can 'interrogate your PC to find out your operating system, what browser you are using and even you screen resolution (so they can make the page fit on your screen). For example I can lok to see what your IP adress is, from this I could 'ping' your PC and tell if you have a firewall, if you do not I can then access your PC - to what extent I do not know since I am not that way inclined.

    Make sure that your email client has the preview paine turned OFF otherwise emails are automatically opened, if they contain a virus then it's straight in.
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    Correct, and if you must use a chat programme to talk to people, make sure that you set up and use a VPN.
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    dont bother setting up a VPN. Just use a secure messaging program that offers secure packet transfer.
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