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I have to admit that I think it's cool by those guys doing it, and those who hacks just needs a life..

My dad's work pay for internet with some stupid 2k dollar router with special firewall ****. So only way to make some wireless working is to use neibourgh's, nice when you got full cables in router (1 Xbox 360, 1 network adaptor (or w/e it is lol) and 3 PCs)
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I have often wondered about setting up a Wi Fi connection in the home but with all the wannabe hackers around I haven't dared to, it'd be stupid and only a matter of time before they hacked it and hijacked my internet. Lots of bored people around who have nothing better to do than make the lives of other a misery. Also it'd be free Internet and that's exactly what they want.
I imagine if you on OCN, you'd be able to connect to your router and at least set up WPA2.
    
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My Wi-Fi was once hacked into. It had a password(It was an old wireless router so I am unsure on what type the password was) but they got into it...
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My Wi-Fi was once hacked into. It had a password(It was an old wireless router so I am unsure on what type the password was) but they got into it...
It was probably running WEP. You can use packet injection and capture packets, slowly putting together the password. IIRC, the password you get from capping is in hex or octal, but you can obviously convert that to means something.
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WEP is ridiculously easy to hack. WPA2 not so much. Keep your SSID hidden, a strong password is not the name of your pet taped to the router and don't bother with MAC filtering since it's little more than a minor hindrance to the malicious hacker.
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Just set it up on WPA2, Mac filtering and broadcast off. Unless your neighbours are a Government intelligence wing... then it's safe.
That's how I run it. For someone to hack my network they first have to guess the SSID, then they have to hack through my 128bit encryption key which takes me literally 5 minutes to input into devices without keyboards like my ipod touch or kindle.
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It was probably running WEP. You can use packet injection and capture packets, slowly putting together the password. IIRC, the password you get from capping is in hex or octal, but you can obviously convert that to means something.
Well that makes me think there is a smart hacker in my area. I wouldnt have even noticed but the a**h**** like started to heavily download as soon as they got into my connection. I unplugged the router and got a new better one with better security.
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I've only done this once or twice, and only when my net was down and I had to get online to check an email for flight times, and also to do work.

I honestly feel sketchy connecting to an unsecured wireless network. Who knows what's going on there.
    
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I could hi-jack my neighbors wireless even though he has a 14 character password on it, its fairly simple, all you need is linux and the terminal, then watch a tutorial on youtube (I will not provide any sort of links or how to's).
    
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I imagine if you on OCN, you'd be able to connect to your router and at least set up WPA2.
I have no idea what WPA2 is. I will look into it and see what I can do. I'd love to be able to be able to connect the laptop to the net without having to carry around 20 metres of cable.

Thanks a lot for the suggestion.

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Just set it up on WPA2, Mac filtering and broadcast off. Unless your neighbours are a Government intelligence wing... then it's safe.
This is China, there's a reason why there're more plain clothes police than uniformed ones.

Rep for you Alex.
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