Solved What could former boyfriend do with my wireless key

June 11, 2012 at 16:10:48
Specs: Windows 7
I think my exboyfriend might be cyberstalking me. He did have my wireless key on his laptop but I wondered if he could hack into any of my devices (when they're using wireless) or if he would be able to tell if my wireless is on even if not near my home using some device (I turn off my wireless when I'm out or away). My old laptop died a sudden death last year - I can not access any windows stuff and lost all my emails ever from pre-crash date - could he have remotely sent a bug? Plus he seems to know my whereabouts and emails I send from my account seem to sometimes never reach their destination.

Thank you very much for your help in advance

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June 11, 2012 at 16:24:39
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Do you have a router? I would start by changing the Wi-Fi password on the router. If you don't know how to do this, Google it. I would also change the password to your user account on your computer. Then change the password for all of your email accounts and pretty much any account you have online.

With your dead laptop, you can remove the hard drive and recover all of your data off of it with an external cable kit.
You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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June 11, 2012 at 16:30:37
thanks so much for quick reply.

I can do that but I don't understand how he could access my passwords as none of them make sense? Is there also a way of being able to get a record of him hacking in? it's worrying me a lot.

Many thanks again!

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June 11, 2012 at 16:49:31
Sorry missed reading your last sentence about the dead laptop, that's great news - I'll give that a go - thank you so much!!!!

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June 11, 2012 at 17:34:41
If he had any access at all he could be stalking you in some form. If you feel threatened then contact the local police.

I doubt he is that smart but you never know. All sorts of companies offer tools to spy on people. He could have done any number of things.

The only way to be sure is to reload the OS from OEM media and be sure to change passwords on routers and maybe even email accounts and any that he may have access to.

Be sure to have a good security suite on your computer.

There are not too many ways to make a computer die remotely but I don't know what you have exactly.

Hang up and live.

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June 11, 2012 at 20:44:25
You're welcome. I recommend changing the passwords because some hacking tools use passwords to connect, and if you change the password then the tool won't work at all.

As jefro suggested, reformatting the whole computer might be the best option here. Back up all of your data, then reinstall the OS, and he shouldn't be able to hack it anymore.

You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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June 12, 2012 at 08:05:09
you may want to change passwords to other things(its like changing locks on a house when someone moves out) email, itunes, facebook.

:: mike

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