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Top Wi-Fi routers easy to hack, says study

  1. #11


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    The bottomline of hacking is to steal (unless you are a suspected criminal under surveillance). It's either we get hacked at home, or we get wacked on the street. People can steal in many different ways. So, we should not single out technology. Just try to enjoy them.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    The bottomline of hacking is to steal (unless you are a suspected criminal under surveillance). It's either we get hacked at home, or we get wacked on the street. People can steal in many different ways. So, we should not single out technology. Just try to enjoy them.
    Hi there
    Good for you and well said -- just enjoy and with a decent amount of common sense you'll be fine. (Can't rep you for News item but again well said).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I suppose it's just our increasingly litigious and compensation culture society that's making everybody paranoid and risk averse.
    If one is aware of the world around them, does that make them paranoid or aware? You can be aware and fully enjoy life. You're just not naïve to the world around you.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I really don't give too hoots if people are monitoring my Internet / listening to my phone or attempting to get money out of my Bank account. - I'm quite sure that any eavesdroppers to what I'm saying on the phone would have to be exceptionally good linguists (not too many Native Icelandic speakers I'd guess) or would get bored to tears listening -- and if they were following my internet usage they would have to be decent University graduate Engineers or Stock market traders - and if 10 million people want to copy a trade I make then it will push the trade sky high --win for me !!
    You should. Anytime one's privacy is violated and they know about it, the flag should be raised, otherwise things stay the same. But I get your point, since I said I know bad things happen; it doesn't make it right, but they happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Just enjoy life -- don't get too paranoid. The sheer volume of data available these days makes monitoring "normal individuals" a total impossibility - even if the technical ability to do it exists.
    This we agree on; and that was my point as well, even though it wasn't explicitly stated
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  4. #14


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    Think of yourself as an average person. There are thousands of people just like you in your area. What are the chances of a super hacker getting their eye on you? What data could you possibly possess that they could possibly want. Besides, you can always shut off your wi-fi you're not using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Think of yourself as an average person. There are thousands of people just like you in your area. What are the chances of a super hacker getting their eye on you? What data could you possibly possess that they could possibly want. Besides, you can always shut off your wi-fi you're not using it.
    I think I could say that I am very safe in my condo. Why? Before the hackers will get to me, they will first deal with people with unsecured network. Hahaha... If I were a crooked guy, I could have cancelled my own internet subscription and use my neighbors bandwidth allocations. :P
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by fourthofjuly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
    Think of yourself as an average person. There are thousands of people just like you in your area. What are the chances of a super hacker getting their eye on you? What data could you possibly possess that they could possibly want. Besides, you can always shut off your wi-fi you're not using it.
    I think I could say that I am very safe in my condo. Why? Before the hackers will get to me, they will first deal with people with unsecured network. Hahaha... If I were a crooked guy, I could have cancelled my own internet subscription and use my neighbors bandwidth allocations. :P
    Yeah I agree.

    However as I used to tell my kids, who just love free WiFi, sometimes those open networks are open for a reason - think Venus fly trap
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    There are actually guys in my neighborhood who drive around "sniffing" WiFi, siphoning whatever data they can get. It was an article in a local paper, they reporter was allowed to take a picture of their gear. Now These guys, they COULD get in to my system. But they got a certain kind of Antenna on their car, I know what it looks like, if I ever see it in my neighborhood, I'll shut off my Wifi for sure. I don't know the car or their faces but the antenna is a dead giveaway.
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