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This is quickly becoming a big question. 8 hours in and 39 votes later, there are lots of comments and answers.

It would be easy to write about this one too, it can all be done from a virtual machine without 'rm -rf'ing someones machine.

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Sounds cool! If you're interested in writing about this, go for it - even if it doesn't win QotW, that would be a cool blog post. If you do anything with a VM, just make absolutely certain that you don't have any of those virtual drives mapped to your real machine ;) –  nhinkle Jul 20 '11 at 22:48
    
@nhinkle Oh the horror.. Going to install Fedora right now to test it out ;) –  Simon Sheehan Jul 20 '11 at 22:50
    
Even if this doesn't get QOTW, there's some amazing stories, videos, and other links/resources in that question (specifically, the comments + answers). I've been browsing for over an hour and still more cool stuff to find! –  Breakthrough Jul 21 '11 at 0:32
    
I just did it... Was awesomely fun. –  Simon Sheehan Jul 21 '11 at 3:45
    
Note: this post is finished, and will go up Monday. Thanks Simon!! –  nhinkle Jul 22 '11 at 23:25
    
No problem, thanks @nhinkle, had a great time writing it! –  Simon Sheehan Jul 22 '11 at 23:26

Re-post from last week


That one's interesting as well, given that it is well asked and the answers reveal something which not everybody knows. One could write about administrative shares in more detail in the blog then.

Security Concern with my Windows 7 Box at Work

The group I'm in recently got new computers at work. They gave me a new computer and hooked up my old computer to the network for a week so I could take my time transferring necessary files/configs etc. The Support Guy said, "Just go to 'run' and type in \PCNAME\c$. So I did and, low and behold, there's my old C: drive. I thought to myself, "What a huge security issue. I'll just transfer everything quickly and then 'un-share' it." [...]

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Very interesting topic. Slhck, would you be interested in writing about this perchance? I'm also going to ask Darth Android (he answered and has blogged for us before) if he's interested. –  nhinkle Jul 20 '11 at 22:49
    
I'd love to, but I honestly don't know the first thing about Windows, so that post might end up being a bit lame. If Darth Android wants to, that'd be great! @nhi –  slhck Jul 21 '11 at 6:42

Another one which has gotten over 9000! over 1000 views already:

Determining if a hard drive has been removed and data copied from it?

Is there a method or a tool that can detect if someone has separated my hard drive from my computer, copied data from it, and returned it back?

I want to be sure that no one has done this without my knowledge, but I'm not sure how to this.

  • Note:I use Deep freeze .

It would allow one to write about how to protect your drive physically, but also through software measures. Some very interesting ideas in the answers.

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