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Old 05-30-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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The odds of this is extremely small.
also i never said my router is not password protected..
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Do you wear your seat belt, do you buy lottery tickets, do you gamble?

But hey, it's going to be looking for a lawyer if downloading copyrighted material is the accuation, or your cell mate is going to be waiting for your to fall asleep if kiddy porn is the accusation.
yes, i were my seat belt.,
No I dont buy lottery tickets, gamble only on vacation for fun, with no intent of winning.

come on are you people serious...
All of my friends have downloaded movies and nobody is getting into trouble..
people sell them in the public and nothing is ever charged..
Never seen the FBI arresting the people in the subway selling illegal movies out in the open...
I do understand if they are dealing with child porn. but that is different.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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The odds of this is extremely small.
also i never said my router is not password protected..
If you're using WEP, it pretty much isn't.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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If you're using WEP, it pretty much isn't.
I highly doubt an average computer user would be able to hack a router, regardless of its encryption technique.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Central, IL
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I highly doubt an average computer user would be able to hack a router, regardless of its encryption technique.
The average computer user can go onto YouTube and learn how to get through WEP.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:14 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Back to the OP. My router stays on 24/7. My computers are all set to do updates at different times every night. Windows generally defaults to doing updates at 3:00 AM. The router IS encrypted and uses a strong password.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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also i never said my router is not password protected..
Mine's not. And hasn't been for 4 years.
I live in a very residential nieghborhood and have no enemies.

Also, to the OP, my router has been on for 4 years straight.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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come on, no FBI is going to be at my door. I have been downloading for years.........., I even have a server with hundreds of movies. how many people actually got in trouble?? a handful vs millions that do it.
FBI have more important thing to do.
http://torrentfreak.com/23322-expend...awsuit-110510/
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Mine's not. And hasn't been for 4 years.
I live in a very residential nieghborhood and have no enemies.

Also, to the OP, my router has been on for 4 years straight.
Even if you don't have enemies, why would you want to share your bandwidth with the neighbors. An open wireless router is asking for trouble, especially if you have shared folders on your network.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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I highly doubt an average computer user would be able to hack a router, regardless of its encryption technique.
I know a complete computer noob that has hacked WEP networks. It doesn't take networking knowledge, just software and some very basic instructions.
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