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Old 07-23-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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If that's true then that means someone was in the house using the computer.
This is absolutely true.
If I saw a strange email address logged into Yahoo when I went to my computer I'd immediately open that Inbox and find out more.

If someone is on your network and hacking into your PC's you probably won't even know it until it's too late.
Add all the security you can and be done with it.

Maybe the wife has an email address she hasn't told you about?? Hmmmm. Very fishy!
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: NH
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Wow. I always agree with Dave, but disagree here, my friend.
So what if it is "very easy" to work around?
It all helps.
Might stop the "not that good" hacker.
Well, it would stop my grandmother too , but if a "security" measure can be bypassed by anyone with 5 minutes and a search engine, I don't see the point in implementing it as I don't consider it a worthwhile security measure. If those 2 measures is all it takes to stop the "not that good" hacker, then there's no way said hacker will bypass WPA2 encryption.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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"not that good" hacker..... that would be one that hasn't heard of Google yet?
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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LOL

Well I still think NOT broadcasting the SSID is something everyone should do. Just because it's easy to get around?
Your neighbors don't need to see that...
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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LOL

Well I still think NOT broadcasting the SSID is something everyone should do. Just because it's easy to get around?
Your neighbors don't need to see that...
You're not alone. I agree. While it doesn't make it anymore difficult to hack.... It will at least bump you further back into the list of networks the hacker will attempt to crack.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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I don't mind broadcasting the SSID. My neighbors seem to be competing with me to be the most creative with our ID's. It's fun.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Hmmm. One of my employees just called me and said someone was logged into Yahoo on his computer...
He clicked the name to go to the Inbox to find out more and was prompted to login?!?
I did not witness this.
I wonder if Yahoo is being spoofed and someone is trying to get you to login and get your password???
Very odd...
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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We just got a more powerful WiFi router a few months ago because the old one wasn't cutting it anymore. The new one seems to be much more powerful than the old one and I would imagine that the signal travels pretty far. I actually brought my laptop out to the end of my driveway (100+ feet from the router which is in the basement behind a concrete wall) in order to look at a tutorial online while working on my truck. This morning my wife noticed that when she went to look at Yahoo, it appeared that someone had been signed in as it read "Hello (e-mail address)" at the top right hand corner of the page. She immediately clicked "sign out" and called me to let me know. I want to figure out how my home network has been compromised so that it doesn't happen again. The odd thing was that it was an att.net e-mail address-not a Yahoo address. Does Yahoo support AT&T e-mail customers or something? Anyway, as a first step we're changing all of our passwords, but the router was password protected to begin with, so that didn't seem to stop this person. I'm not the most tech savvy person but I can follow steps if someone would be so kind as to tell me how to secure the network better. I did read one suggestion about naming the network something scary (using words like "trojan," "worm," "botnet," etc...) in order to make people think twice about trying access it, but obviously this will only scare away some people. It's stories like this one that make me more than little worried about unfettered access:

‘Ruthless’ Wifi
Hahaha...I was going to login last week at work....Boss forgot to tell me which was his connection. We have 4 floors of apartments above our office...Was a "guywhomasterbates" on the list....I decided not to try that one...So...your theory is probably correct. Use something really strange....They will think twice......
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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"PasswordStealer"??? hahaha
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