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Well. In about a week or so I'll be moving in with a couple family members. One of them is employed as a network IT security guru, and has on a few occasions, broken into my PC through the network and able to see what programs I was running, etc. I don't even think I was connected at the time to his wifi network but a neighbors as well!

He knows the security holes and all the little ways to take a peek.

Now, I'm asking you guys for some advice on software that I can put on my PC to better lock down my system from being able to see anything the best I can. At least give him a challenge. But without limiting my performance for online gaming and network speed.

I know I'm being pretty vague here, not that I'm doing anything illegal, I just don't like the fact that he has the upper hand in this department. but hopefully someone can come up with something interesting for me to test out.

so, list away

*just so things don't get repetitious, I'm already running NOD32 ESS and peerblock.
Edited by porschedrifter - 1/16/11 at 9:19pm
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I think you've got some screen sharing app running on your system if he was able to see what programs you were running. If he really is THAT good, just talk to him and ask him to lay off.
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No screen sharing app, trust me... It's not hard to break into a system and see everything you are doing if you know how... He could have been sniffing my packets for all I know.

Talking to him is not an option.

I had all the basic xp security tweaks done at the time.
Edited by porschedrifter - 1/16/11 at 9:18pm
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It's eavesdropping.
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lol...
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Put a huge virus on your PC that will automatically send to his computer when his IP connects to your PC....

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Well. In about a week or so I'll be moving in with a couple family members. One of them is employed as a network IT security guru, and has on a few occasions, broken into my PC through the network and able to see what programs I was running, etc. I don't even think I was connected at the time to his wifi network but a neighbors as well!

He knows the security holes and all the little ways to take a peek.

Now, I'm asking you guys for some advice on software that I can put on my PC to better lock down my system from being able to see anything the best I can. At least give him a challenge. But without limiting my performance for online gaming and network speed.

I know I'm being pretty vague here, not that I'm doing anything illegal, I just don't like the fact that he has the upper hand in this department. but hopefully someone can come up with something interesting for me to test out.

so, list away

*just so things don't get repetitious, I'm already running NOD32 ESS and peerblock.
First issue is "Wifi". Not secure. Second, what you are implying here is simply not possible unless your going through a "gateway" that he holds all the keys to. And if you are then, well its his perrogative to do so. Otherwise if you using Wifi and sending unencrypted packets then yes a packet sniffer could in theory tell him what programs your using. When your using Wifi, and once its transmitted, not really anything your PC can do about it.

short of putting up a Pfsense box and being wired connection, I am not sure.
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Put a huge virus on your PC that will automatically send to his computer when his IP connects to your PC....

tthis^^
or just open a bunch of pronz so he gets a good view
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short of putting up a Pfsense box and being wired connection, I am not sure.
Yeah, that's what I figured. I know wifi is not secure. I will be hardwired into his network this time though. I was thinking about having a router in my room and having that between my pc's to his router. I will be using wifi again, but at least from my router which will be locked down to the fullest extent, but he would still be able to sniff my packets.

This all happened about 4 years ago, I actually smuggled a wifi card into the house and stealthily installed it into my PC, he was under the impression I had no wifi card and wasn't online, he still managed to get me

I was already warned, I cannot touch any proxy servers at all, because of "certain" ppl he's working for right now.
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Originally Posted by porschedrifter View Post
Yeah, that's what I figured. I know wifi is not secure. I will be hardwired into his network this time though. I was thinking about having a router in my room and having that between my pc's to his router. I will be using wifi again, but at least from my router which will be locked down to the fullest extent, but he would still be able to sniff my packets.

This all happened about 4 years ago, I actually smuggled a wifi card into the house and stealthily installed it into my PC, he was under the impression I had no wifi card and wasn't online, he still managed to get me

I was already warned, I cannot touch any proxy servers at all, because of "certain" ppl he's working for right now.
He's probably just making sure you're not doing anything on his connection that would get him into trouble or lose his job.
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