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Someones phone was connected to my network! Why and how?

  1. #31


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    Same here (The Netherlands, ISP = Ziggo, modem = Ambit/Ubee => EVW320B). Until now I've seen three different mac addresses on my network with the name 'm0xx' (which don't belong to any of my Wi-Fi devices). They show up for a short period of time and disappear, to later show up again. As a non trusted device connected to your (private) network is very troubling, I made a wireshark log (on all my interfaces) and searched for one of these three addresses. Luckily enough I didn't find any of these addresses. Anyway, still worried...

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBreaker View Post
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    Same here (The Netherlands, ISP = Ziggo, modem = Ambit/Ubee => EVW320B). Until now I've seen three different mac addresses on my network with the name 'm0xx' (which don't belong to any of my Wi-Fi devices). They show up for a short period of time and disappear, to later show up again. As a non trusted device connected to your (private) network is very troubling, I made a wireshark log (on all my interfaces) and searched for one of these three addresses. Luckily enough I didn't find any of these addresses. Anyway, still worried...
    I have asked for a call back from MS and also have left them an email so hopefully *Not holding breath* they will get back to me. There are also some critical and important updates due Tuesday 13th November but little as far as I can see are known about these and what they fix other than 'security vulnerabilities' and performance updates.

    Understandable to be completely worried, not everyday you find random devices connected to your network whether physical or ghosts. The question is why and that can only really be answered by MS themselves or by someone who has managed to resolve the issue.
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  3. #33


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    Just an update. Look out also for the 'Sony BRAVIA' under the display section of network. Definitely I think a bug here within the network detection of Windows 8.
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  4. #34


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    In fact I can turn my router off and also my PC Wireless connection and disconnect from the network completely and these phones still randomly appear.
    For me it's not a option to disable my Wi-Fi nor to work without a internetconnection, can someone confirm that 'phones still randomly appear while disconnected from the network completely'?

    Understandable to be completely worried, not everyday you find random devices connected to your network whether physical or ghosts. The question is why and that can only really be answered by MS themselves or by someone who has managed to resolve the issue.
    Can you please post here the reply from MS asap after you got it, or have other info regarding this issue? This is becomming a inception for me
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBreaker View Post

    Same here (The Netherlands, ISP = Ziggo, modem = Ambit/Ubee => EVW320B). Until now I've seen three different mac addresses on my network with the name 'm0xx' (which don't belong to any of my Wi-Fi devices). They show up for a short period of time and disappear, to later show up again. As a non trusted device connected to your (private) network is very troubling, I made a wireshark log (on all my interfaces) and searched for one of these three addresses. Luckily enough I didn't find any of these addresses. Anyway, still worried...
    Hey, I have that same Ambit/Ubee modem.
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    New one....
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by jandevries12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrBreaker View Post

    Same here (The Netherlands, ISP = Ziggo, modem = Ambit/Ubee => EVW320B). Until now I've seen three different mac addresses on my network with the name 'm0xx' (which don't belong to any of my Wi-Fi devices). They show up for a short period of time and disappear, to later show up again. As a non trusted device connected to your (private) network is very troubling, I made a wireshark log (on all my interfaces) and searched for one of these three addresses. Luckily enough I didn't find any of these addresses. Anyway, still worried...
    Hey, I have that same Ambit/Ubee modem.
    Maybe worthwhile to find out which modem is a
    Virgin superhub
    as posted by "Tarka Dal"...

    Anyway, I will write an AutoIT script which will refesh my network every 5 seconds and will make a screendump after the refresh. I will try to run that script tonight while my computer is completely disconnected from my network and see if these 'phones' will still pop up???

    I will keep you posted!
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  8. #38


    Exeter
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    Another thing i have noticed is the MAC add keeps changing from 5c:da:5b:2a:ca:11 to 88:30:8a:7b:0e:80 on the m0xx device.
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by exeuser View Post
    Another thing i have noticed is the MAC add keeps changing from 5ca:5b:2a:ca:11 to 88:30:8a:7b:0e:80 on the m0xx device.
    In other words: 'two devices are detected...'
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  10. #40


    Exeter
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    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by MrBreaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by exeuser View Post
    Another thing i have noticed is the MAC add keeps changing from 5ca:5b:2a:ca:11 to 88:30:8a:7b:0e:80 on the m0xx device.
    In other words: 'two devices are detected...'
    Well technically yes, but this changes sometimes with a quick refresh of the networks list and both devices are never on at the same time.
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