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I was wondering if they can possibly hack or get files from my email or mes

By quaymat321234 ·
So, Ive been using my neighbour's wifi connection for the past few weeks since I broke my router.
I was wondering if they can possibly hack or get files from my email or messenger? Need answers desperately please.
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possible to be hacked

by ninascotly In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

possible. only if you click on a link from an email. they usually have this kind of way to hack emails and linked credit cards.

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It depends

by Charlotte.B In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

It truly epends on the router. Is this a router that was automatically configured, like some of the newer devices that are secure out of the box? The key is usually only 10 decimal digits. It is not too complicated to break that key. The default username and password typically work to get into the control panel via Wifi. I was once annoyed by a neighbor's router that was unsecured and kept interfering with a secure network I was setting up for a client. My client's computers kept auto-connecting to it. I finally got fed up with it and wrote a letter to the owner of that router. In that letter I defined what I knew about and the steps that person needed to do to secure his network. And then I printed that letter on his printer. That network finally was firmly secured two days later.

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It depends

by Charlotte.B In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

It truly epends on the router. Is this a router that was automatically configured, like some of the newer devices that are secure out of the box? The key is usually only 10 decimal digits. It is not too complicated to break that key. The default username and password typically work to get into the control panel via Wifi. I was once annoyed by a neighbor's router that was unsecured and kept interfering with a secure network I was setting up for a client. My client's computers kept auto-connecting to it. I finally got fed up with it and wrote a letter to the owner of that router. In that letter I defined what I knew about and the steps that person needed to do to secure his network. And then I printed that letter on his printer. That network finally was firmly secured two days later.

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Don't be paranoid

by juztsteve1 In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

Unless you know that your neighbor is a hacker and you are terribly paranoid, I would not be concerned about them seeing the content of your emails. It takes an above average computer user with a lot of knowledge and access to hacking tools to accomplish what you are concerned about. Also, if you think that they may think you handle super secret data in your daily routine, don't use their Wi-Fi!

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I agree.

by PaulineGreening In reply to Don't be paranoid

Hacking the way you described would take an above average computer user for it to happen. If you are really concerned that this is something that they can do, just stop using their wifi and just use data.

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Suggestion maybe.

by Charlotte.B In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

I understand your worries because the easiest way is a WPS attack, i would say to stop this-just disable WPS within your router settings. Another way is brute force, most routers from ISP will use same combination of characters for example Virgin UK routers are 8 lowercase letters excluding i and o. While there is no way to prevent a brute force attack you can make it alot harder. What i have learnt over the years is that best way to prevent these attacks are to have a passphrase of at minimum 5 words. Diceware is a pretty okay method of creating passphrases.

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Suggestion maybe.

by Charlotte.B In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

I understand your worries because the easiest way is a WPS attack, i would say to stop this-just disable WPS within your router settings. Another way is brute force, most routers from ISP will use same combination of characters for example Virgin UK routers are 8 lowercase letters excluding i and o. While there is no way to prevent a brute force attack you can make it alot harder. What i have learnt over the years is that best way to prevent these attacks are to have a passphrase of at minimum 5 words. Diceware is a pretty okay method of creating passphrases.

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by Mike_Cartwright In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

Unless your neighbor is a hacker, you wouldn't need to worry about them accessing info in your email or your messenger. It's definitely ok to be paranoid, but your neighbor is the least of your worries.

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Hacking In Isnt That Easy

by ezkicker In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

Even if you were able to hack them and have the knowledge im still confused why you want to hack them but secondly it is illegal to hack someone's personal computer without their consent or knowledge of it happening so.

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Risk vs Reward

by Snake32547 In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

You are taking the risk of exposing your computer's data by putting it on an open, unprotected network. Your neighbor may not be a hacker, but it still gives a wardriver the capability of hacking your system since you would both be on the same open network. When you take the risk of gaining a free resource like this, you need to mitigate the possibility of being hacked. This would include a HIPS, or personal computer firewall software, password protecting your hard drive with some kind of encryption software and never saving any passwords in your browser (yes it makes things easier, but you are completely defeating the purpose of passwords with autologins!), and lastly, disconnected your computer from the open wireless router when you are using it. If you can't or don't take the time to do these things, you need to get your own connection - preferable something WITH wires if you are worried about being hacked so easily.

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Totally yes

by liusophia209 In reply to I was wondering if they c ...

Of course there exists the possibility you have thought. You connect their wifi and then disclose your information. But don't be nervous. Though you expelled your information, but not anyone can get it. 99% can not get your information. Rome can not be built in one day, so does the hacker.Most of the people are plain,hardly exists hacker as your neighbors. You are not obviously enough to make your neighbor spend so much time and spirit to catch with, if you are not a star who are curious about by her fans .

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