Still suspicious someone is hacking my internet connection.

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    Still suspicious someone is hacking my internet connection.


    Hi all,

    I know most of your responses will be along the lines of 'without more information we can't help you' but, since most of my threads get sidetracked anyway...

    Can we just post a whole bunch of ways people can think of to hack someone's internet use and/or control their computer remotely and ways to identify them and/or ensure they can't observe my internet use or control my computer remotely?

    This would go a very, very long way to improving my quality of life, productivity, health, wealth and happiness. I don't doubt this thread would then be very, very useful to other browsers of this forum. :)
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  2. dmholt57's Avatar
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       21 Feb 2018 #2

    Answering your question would provide others with the ability to do what you fear the most...
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  3. Barman58's Avatar
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       21 Feb 2018 #3

    Sorry but your request would breach Forum Rules


    No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       21 Feb 2018 #4

    You could open a command prompt (Admin) and type...

    NET SESSIONS /LIST

    ...to see anything that's connecting to your PC.
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  5.    23 Feb 2018 #5

    The router should have a list of devices connected to it's WiFi.
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  6.    23 Feb 2018 #6

    Hi there
    when not using system switch off Wifi --better have LAN connection to router and forget Wifi if poss.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    23 Feb 2018 #7

    I would suggest using Nir Sofer's CurrPorts, enable logging (using Log changes from the File menu) and changing Autorefresh (in the Options menu) from 'Disabled' to 'Every 2 seconds'.

    Note that you need to download the version appropriate for the 'bitness' of your OS, i.e. 32-bit or 64-bit (and use 'Run as administrator').

    Note also that you need to manually create a text file called cports.log (or use 'Open Log File' from the File menu then close the newly created log file) for logging to take place. (Just a little gotcha. :) )

    This will give you visual info about the network connections to your computer, the process which made the connection and - from your perspective the most important - the endpoint of any remote connection. You can right-click on any connection and disconnect it immediately. Plus, the log file created will show a history of connections/disconnections.

    If you follow the information in the page and add the GeoLite City database info then you'll get additional country/city information.

    I used this extensively when I was looking at what connections Win 10 was making from a clean install. (It was illuminating, to say the least.)

    Let me know if you want me to attach a pre-configured cports.cfg file with all the changes made. It's just a text file you stick in the same folder as the cports executable.

    Alternatively, use a network monitor like GlassWire which will alert you to new connections.

    Hope this helps...
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  8. dencal's Avatar
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       23 Feb 2018 #8

    Change your router or modem password.
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  9. Barman58's Avatar
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       23 Feb 2018 #9

    Change the router SSID, (wireless name), and set it to not broadcast.

    if someone is trying to hack in they will need to know the SSID and the router psssword, and the wireless passphrase.

    Change all three and use secure passwords - just adding a few periods will increase security considerably
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  10. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       23 Feb 2018 #10

    Thelps said: View Post
    Can we just post a whole bunch of ways people can think of to hack someone's internet use and/or control their computer remotely
    There are about 50 known ways, how to remotely hack a computer without any network connection.
    So in order to write all the ways, we would have to copy the internet, it is really an unlimited number.
    To put it simply, if a skilled hacker wants to hack you, he will and there is nothing you can do about it.

    On the bright side, only script kiddies hack people at random, so for starter you should get a decent firewall.

    Thelps said: View Post
    and ways to identify them and/or ensure they can't observe my internet use or control my computer remotely?
    Comodo Firewall / Use cruelsister's settings - Comodo Firewall 10 Setup - YouTube

    The firewall will let you monitor the network activity, so you can investigate any unusual activity.


    CountMike said: View Post
    The router should have a list of devices connected to it's WiFi.

    Indeed, this utility shows all devices connected to the router, not just WiFi.

    Wireless Network Watcher - Show who is connected to your wireless network
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