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    Advice Badly Needed!

    I know that this site isnt a helpline for persoanl problems or anything, but my parents found out that i have some hacking tutorials, and i also had some group newsletters from BOING!!(thats the title) and although they contained good material, they also contained some weird"inappropiate" stuff.While i totally agree with them that some of the stuff is messed up, most of it isnt. They said they were going to bring the stuff to the school for the principal to look at, and i think they are going to ban me from computers(which is my only internet connection on school days, and also considering computers are my life and passion) and i could possibly get suspended, maybe even expelled and i really dont want that at all. like i said im sorry for posting this topic, but i know some of u guys would had to have gotten busted for the same thing so PLEASE give me some input! thanks ALOT!

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    If you got these materials from a school network, chances are you were not allowed to get those in the first place if it has to do anything remotely destructive, defamatory, or not within the school policy. It means they do not allow you to look at or download zines or view information that have virii code, hacking information, warez ... you get the picture.

    The best thing you can do is explain you are trying to study computer security and was not meant to be harmful, but that may not be of help especially if they have you accessing this stuff on a regular basis. However, this varies from school to school, policy to policy.

    I am sorry you are getting in trouble, but a good rule of thumb is not to download or view off-color stuff on school networks....

    Hope this helps

    albn

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    as a modification of my original post, i would like to say thank you to all of you who DIDNT neg me or flame me, it was a nice surprise, because 10 minutes ago, i had 2 antipoints, now i somehow have 38. it was a big encouragement to me even though nobody responded to my post, through those points i know (or at least feel) that other people are sympathizing with me, and again thank you!
    Did curiousity really kill the cat, or is that just what they want you to think?

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    i could possibly get suspended, maybe even expelled and i really dont want that at all
    you could get expelled for some hacking tutes found in your room? sounds to me like the "wierd innappropriate stuff" is more the ....erm.... issue here.

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    thanks alittlebitnumb, they were off the internet, which was accessed from the network, also the bad thing is is im a TA to one of the network administrators, and this wont add positively to a good reputation considering most people dont understand the hacker/cracker difference!

    it wasnt really porno or anything, but the newsletter contained a log from one of the groups conversations, and what they were talking about from a parental and principal perspective wasnt appropiate.
    Did curiousity really kill the cat, or is that just what they want you to think?

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    Well, if you are a network admin and TA, you are still learning or at least gaining knowledge on this very vast and complex subject. Yes, you are right. Many people see "virus" or "hacker" and assume right away you must be some evil person. Like I said, it's gonna take some serious explaining, especially if your school administrators are not into this sort of thing.

    Also, it tips badly in your favor when you break the rules too. What applies to regular users should apply to admins. Another rule of thumb is if you are an admin, you set a good example to others.

    Again, I hope all goes well.

    albn

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    Reading something and doing something are very different. If your parents are that unnerved by what you're reading, I suggest you never bring home Mein Kampf, American Psycho, or The Black Donnellys(sp). Are you reading the tutorials to learn how to use hacking techniques or ways to defeat them? I'd tell my parents that I'm interested in computer security, and possibly the best way to know its strengths is to read from the people who know its weaknesses. ie: FBI Profilers don't learn their techniques by avoiding their subjects.

    As for this "Boing" stuff. What the hell is that? If it's porno, yer on yer own.
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    Hey, if you program try saying that you were gathering info for an encryption prog. or something simular such as a chat prog. You need to know how they crak in order to make your things secure. Purely research. Might be tough to pull off but hey, it's something credible at least.
    \"Greatness only comes at great risk.\" ~ Personal/Generic

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    i don't see how you could get suspended from school from something you have in your home. also, the fact that you have admin rights makes the explaination easy. you need to know how people break into systems in order to protect yourself, so it's reall just research. thats like saying a police officer needs to know what pot smells like if he wants to catch people who smoke it.

    and from now on, i would keep your hacking tuts encrypted or locked up
    U suk at teh intuhnet1!!1!1one

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    I think your parents are just trying to scare you.I know my father always say he's going to talk to the principal when I cut out. The very next day he signs me a sick note. So sit down and explain to them why you keep this files in your computer and chances are they will understand a little better.

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