My Experience So i turned of my wireless internet security

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wasku

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Because i was trying to hook up an old laptop to it without security and i forgot to turn it back on. Well i just saw today and i went into the setting and there is 6 people leaching!!! WOW The bad of living in an apartment
 

shadoweater

Yellow Belt
leave them on but your router should give you their IPs. Get port scanning and do some investigating. You may be able to screw with their systems (fun)

To be honest, I'd connect to an unsecured network too (and start scanning who else is on)

I can suggest this tool ;)

http://www.angryziber.com/ipscan/

Peace
 

rolo

White Belt
My network was unsecure until I was told by a friend. It's secure now.

What is the worst someone accessing a unsecure wireless network can do?
 

shadoweater

Yellow Belt
They can access any windows shares you may have VERY easily. Then can access your printer if it's shared too. If you have firewalling on your PCs this will be less of a risk but certainly the intruder will be able to use your bandwidth (and if you have it) your usage limit (retards buying capped broadband make me chuckle). They could also very easilhy download child porn and this would flag up against your account so you'll have to explain that. You couldnt say you didnt as your connection is your responsibility. They could also start launching web hack attacks to other systems (e.g. banks) which would also show as originating from your connection.

Attackers can also watch your router for transaction data flowing in and out and can capture this easily if they are already on your local network

Theres a whole load of other stuff too but if you google round you can find good resources on the risks

Peace
 

Bionic Woman

Yellow Belt
shadoweater said:
They can access any windows shares you may have VERY easily. Then can access your printer if it's shared too. If you have firewalling on your PCs this will be less of a risk but certainly the intruder will be able to use your bandwidth (and if you have it) your usage limit (retards buying capped broadband make me chuckle). They could also very easilhy download child porn and this would flag up against your account so you'll have to explain that. You couldnt say you didnt as your connection is your responsibility. They could also start launching web hack attacks to other systems (e.g. banks) which would also show as originating from your connection.

Attackers can also watch your router for transaction data flowing in and out and can capture this easily if they are already on your local network

Theres a whole load of other stuff too but if you google round you can find good resources on the risks

Peace
Wow, I didn't realise they could do so much damage. I'm sure glad that mine is secured.
 
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