Lured to neighbor's unsecured wireless network

August 8, 2013 at 11:56:21
Specs: Windows 7
I didn't read every reply but what if you neighbor was hoping you used his wireless so that he could get you onto his unsecured network...

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#1
August 8, 2013 at 13:45:23
I would say, bad luck.
You always have to be careful and doublecheck, which wireless network you are connecting to.
On Windows 7, you can only connect automatically to profiled open wireless networks.
This can be configured in the "Manage wireless networks" settings.

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#2
August 8, 2013 at 14:03:04
I would say only use a connection that you pay for, or a connection that is public and free. Just because there is an open network doesn't mean that it is free to use.

:: mike


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#3
August 8, 2013 at 16:40:45
"I didn't read every reply"

What replies, where?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
August 8, 2013 at 17:39:35
I would say he wants to try to hack your computer :)

I'm also curious as to what "I didn't read every reply" means.

Otherwise he's just a nice neighbor trying to help you out (if you dont have internet). It is illegal to do, so just keep that in mind.

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#5
August 8, 2013 at 20:51:50
It would take someone as devious as you are paranoid for that to happen.

His wireless may be unsecured but that doesn't mean your computer has to be.

I like how you used 'lured'. Did he pull up alongside you as you were walking down the street and offer you candy to get on his network?


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#6
August 9, 2013 at 04:35:26
To be fair, if you got a nasty virus or something like that note that the neighbor wasn't security aware enough to secure his wireless, thus they may not even realize they were infected. Unless of course the name of the wireless was " use my wireless its totally safe." or something like that.

:: mike


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