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What to do to wifi thieves

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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 04:52 AM
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What to do to wifi thieves. or what to do with that extra wifi router you have laying around for fun.
www.ex-parrot.com...




posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 06:23 AM
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reply to post by ANNED
 


man i always leave my net w/o a password so others can use it. it does no harm and i know if i cant pay my net bill or move and dont have access for a while, I adore others who keep theirs open too. everyone should keep theirs open. it's polite to do. not like they can see your personal pc; it's JUST net access like you'd get at Starbucks or a library or school.

this was hilarious, though! upside down net lol.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 06:56 AM
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Multiple users on the same network has a possibility of slowing down your page and video loads. Furthermore, if you leave your WiFi unsecured, someone who knows what they are doing can in fact do notorious things to all devices connected to that network, so I would highly advice you not to do that.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 07:05 AM
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sarra1833
it's polite to do. not like they can see your personal pc;


Actually, I personally if given access to your network could do many nasty things. Not that I would, but I just want to assure you that even though I would love to share my WiFi with everyone, there are just some people that want to see the world burn.
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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 07:42 AM
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man i always leave my net w/o a password so others can use it - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...


No man, just no...


If a pedophile or someone using the darknet where trying to access illegal items or services through your network you would have a hell of a lot of explaining and convincing that it was not you doing it.

And YES they CAN access YOUR computer from YOUR network no problem.

Now I know you posted this in the jokes section so right now I am really hoping you are only joking about keeping it open.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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Funny!

My daughter gave her friend(neighbor) our password. I couldn't play Multi-Player and videos were very slow and low quality. I didn't know what was going on. I checked my router settings and sure enough the whole neighbor family were listed and sucking my Wi-Fi dry. I deleted them and reset my password. I'm not running an internet Café and I damn sure ain't McDonalds.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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OP in addition to the replies to your thread here is another reason not to leave your WiFi open. If anything illegal is done using it, it will be your responsibilty to prove that it was NOT you that did it. With so many individuals using yours how would you ever prove anything? Do yourself a favor and password protect your WiFi. And in the future if you have to move or don't have internet don't worry about your wifi karma, just head to your local library you can get all the free internet you want, not to mention most fast food restaurants.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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If you have a router, it needs a password.
Not only can someone cause serious harm to your network, and attached devices but routers usually don't operate at their "optimum speed" unless there is a password.
Basically a network with password is faster than a network that doesn't.

Also, if someone were to download any illegal material it's your ass.

If you leave your router open, and some perv downloads a bunch of child porn guess who is going to jail?
The person who owns the network.


YOUR NETWORK NEEDS A PASSWORD 100% of the time.



posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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sarra1833
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man i always leave my net w/o a password so others can use it. it does no harm and i know if i cant pay my net bill or move and dont have access for a while, I adore others who keep theirs open too. everyone should keep theirs open. it's polite to do. not like they can see your personal pc; it's JUST net access like you'd get at Starbucks or a library or school.

this was hilarious, though! upside down net lol.


That is a kind and generous attitude that should be applauded, so I feel the need to warn you to STOP!

Your computer absolutely is accessible via an unsecure wifi router.

Please take note.



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 04:26 AM
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malicius attacks aside, they can easily spy on your activity lifting any credit card numbers or other sensitive information that ever crosses your monitor for any reason, youd never even know they where there.

but hey if you are set on remaining a free and open network might i know where you live? purely for research of course


please dont take the line before this one seriously

edit on 4/3/14 by pryingopen3rdeye because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 07:47 AM
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yeah but.... say someone does do something horrible. it's not on MY hard drive nor my son's. it'd be on someone elses.

unless im just not getting it. for now i have put a password on cuz im not dumb, lol. just very (well was) misinformed, so thank you everyone! But yeah, how could that possibly come back around if its not on my personal hard drive on my pc?



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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sarra1833
yeah but.... say someone does do something horrible. it's not on MY hard drive nor my son's. it'd be on someone elses.

unless im just not getting it. for now i have put a password on cuz im not dumb, lol. just very (well was) misinformed, so thank you everyone! But yeah, how could that possibly come back around if its not on my personal hard drive on my pc?


I had an unprotected WiFi router and someone used it to download child pornography. The panty police paid me a visit and confiscated my desktop and laptop computers as well as two large external drives with a total of a little over a terabyte of pictures I had taken and data files I had saved. They claimed that there are ways to hide such illegal items and they had to take the equipment to their forensic computer department to have them checked out. Not only did I not have any illegal porn on any of my computers or drives; I didn't even have any legal porn. They told me that if they were clean I would get them back. After a few months of waiting I called and found that all my equipment had "accidentally" been included in a police auction lot that was sold to fund the police department.

It does not matter if your equipment is clean or not, if the police want to screw with you you don't stand a chance in hell of getting your equipment back.

I now have a 26 character password on my WiFi router that is totally random characters that I have written down in a book of passwords so I can remember it myself if I should ever need to log in to my router again.
edit on 3-4-2014 by happykat39 because: added last line



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 11:09 AM
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sarra1833
reply to post by ANNED
 


man i always leave my net w/o a password so others can use it. it does no harm and i know if i cant pay my net bill or move and dont have access for a while, I adore others who keep theirs open too. everyone should keep theirs open. it's polite to do. not like they can see your personal pc; it's JUST net access like you'd get at Starbucks or a library or school.

this was hilarious, though! upside down net lol.


I totally disagree with you on that one. Hooking up to a private network, secure or not is STEALING. Even if its just a "net" connection, I have a download limit and if someone connects to my network, and downloads like crazy, I am the one that will be getting the huge bill. So if its so polite to so, will you help them pay their bill when they bust their limit.

I can tell you that there is a very very strong password on my network and I am the only one who can add others to the network.

My iPhone detects wireless networks all over the place and a lot of them aren't secure. I respect them and I don't use their signal (a lot of those people simply did not know the implications of not securing it). Unless I see a sign that cleary states "Free Wi-Fi"...then well it obvious.

I also agree that the upside down net is an awesome idea!



posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 07:04 PM
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hack their social media and email accounts! put viruses on their computers



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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I have a router that is hooked to nothing.

It puts out a great signal (i have inSSIDer on my computers as i live in a RV park and like to see what the park wifi system is doing.)

It is open an free of Encryption.

I have always wondered how many attempts there have been to hack into it.



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