- November 13th, 2018, 3:20 pm
GIad I found a website like Forumine. Just a small story about me... I just transferred universities and one of my classes this term requires all our in class tests be taken using this program on a personal laptop. No, the teacher won't give me a paper copy, and no I can't use a school PC for this.
To be clear, no, I'm not trying to cheat. For one thing, we're taking the dang thing in class anyways. I just don't think the school has any business on my computer, or observing what I do outside the classroom/at home. I'm sure most of you have seen the articles on exactly that happening before. Anyways, this sub isn't for tech support, but I would definitely like some ideas to help keep this shoot from overstepping its bounds.
My first instinct was virtualbox since my laptop runs Linux anyways (no Linux version either of course), but it checks the CPUID info, motherboard vendor, and possibly something else to detect a VM. I bypassed the CPUID check, but ran out of luck soon after. No luck changing mainboard info. It might check something else, but this thing barely works as is so I doubt it.
Sandboxie appears to work kind of ok, as I can tell it is prevented from modifying the host OS or files, but it still has read access to my files, mic, and camera (I can't tape over it on my laptop, or I would) and that isn't ideal. I don't think it can autostart, but to be honest I don't know how effective sandboxie is in the first place, and most of the concert here is file and mic access anyways.
A family member also has an old Ipad which supposedly would be compatible with their IOS version. I don't know anything about how IOS works, but I really don't want to either bleep up their current OS install with this, or have it spy on them instead. If someone who knows more than me about the IOS permission system could chime in on what exactly it would be capable of, that would be very helpful.
I also thought to clone the user agent string onto firefox and use that, but I don't know how to capture it since the browser can only access the college homepage and linked sites.
Anyways, that's what I've thought to try. If anyone has any other ideas (or an alternate method of bypass), I would really love to hear them. I read so many fantastic ideas here as well so far