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Bypassing the Internet Filters

IMG_0959In the evenings, I like to work downstairs on one of the kids computers. It’s nice to sit somewhere else and work. Keeps the mind fresh, and it also allows me to experiment a bit.

One problem with doing this is the web filters, which I’ve set up to prevent “accidental” exposure to the naughtiness of the Internet. I’m using K9WebProtection, which is a free Windows-based filter that only filters access via the web browser. It does not filter other programs.

The problem is, I have the settings set fairly stringent. The default setting blocks access to Flickr, YouTube, Share on Ovi, and others. Things I tend to look at while I’m blogging. Whitelisting those sites is possible, but not happening. Having to type in my password every 15 minutes is just annoying.

I stumbled upon a solution this evening with some Googling. It completely and utterly bypasses K9WebProtection and could easily be done by someone without user privileges.

How did I do it? I’m not going to say. For obvious reasons. However, search the Oracle of Google and you’ll find the answer. However, at least now I can do my work without disabling the Internet filter.

Creative Commons License photo credit: hrhlolita

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