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WI FI urgent question

  1. #1

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    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10

    WI FI urgent question

    hi my friend of a mature age has just given her wi fi password key to a young neighbour as he came round and asked for it so blatenley so he can go on the internet he is only house minding at the moment so she really doesnt know him that well ,im sure i know the answer to this but could someone explain please ,

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Hi Bosslady, explain what? If you meant to ask if this is a good idea the a definite no! There is a way to setup a guest account on most routers, then the account can be deleted later.
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    The problem is, that with the password, he can decrypt her traffic and spy on her, if he wants to.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit

    The leach could also do nefarious things and when traced they would come back to your friend's IP address.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 90
    windows 8 & windows 7 /samsung tablet 10 1 / acer chromebook/ Lenovo win 8,/10

    thankyou so much guys for answering my problem . she has now got a new password etc . she never relised what he could do it has shook her up a bit she thought she was being helpful , you live and learn
    thanks again x
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