Risk of system getting hacked through the internet or Wi-fi?

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  1. Samuria's Avatar
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    The default shares unlike other shares which only give access to a folder they give access to the whole drive they are hard to exploit as it needs admin password but if it is accessed its game over
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  2. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 home
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       #12

    jimbo45 said:
    A resource often overlooked is the hardware log in the router itself -- that will give you a good indication if any "unwanted guests" have tried to get into your network. Remember it's also still (usually) working even when you've turned off your main computer.
    I have been checked all the logs in router several times during the last couple of weeks
    No alien devices
    The forward ports is disabled aswell

    jimbo45 said:
    I assume being in DK you are on a decent Fibre cable system. There's usually pretty good firewalls also on the WAN side of the box (the bit that connects the cable box to the fibre optic system) to protect against what one might call "World wide" attacks".
    So another firewall, besides the one in the router and the one on my computer system?

    jimbo45 said:
    Your Router will have pretty good logs these days especially if connected to decent Nordic cable systems as it should be a decent modern one.
    Unfortunately, my router does not log so long ago / long timeframe

    jimbo45 said:
    I'm amazed that people often forget that valuable resource -- using the tools within Windows itself can sometimes be too late if the system has already been compromised.
    What tools in Windows are you here refering to?
    Event Viewer?

    Thanks for your inputs

    Best regards

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    Samuria said:
    The default shares unlike other shares which only give access to a folder they give access to the whole drive they are hard to exploit as it needs admin password but if it is accessed its game over
    Could you please elaborate, your sentence is confusing me

    The default shares, are the ones on the Cmd screenshot?
    They only give access to a folder? Or the whole drive?
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  3. Posts : 182
    Win10 Pro
       #13

    It's not worth opening a new thread on this but have a question myself what can an individual do if say their PC is Wifi connected to a router, you just know the owner of the router is not good with security, allows open access to the router password so all on sundry can connect---what can an individual do to protect their PC apart from not use the router concerned to connect to the internet or use their own cell phone as a point to point connection/hotspot.

    Is there an app/software that will protect a single PC from such lax security or possibility of a remote attack/hack like this.
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  4. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #14

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks

    @EmilDK

    A resource often overlooked is the hardware log in the router itself -- that will give you a good indication if any "unwanted guests" have tried to get into your network. Remember it's also still (usually) working even when you've turned off your main computer.

    I assume being in DK you are on a decent Fibre cable system. There's usually pretty good firewalls also on the WAN side of the box (the bit that connects the cable box to the fibre optic system) to protect against what one might call "World wide" attacks". Your Router will have pretty good logs these days especially if connected to decent Nordic cable systems as it should be a decent modern one.

    I'm amazed that people often forget that valuable resource -- using the tools within Windows itself can sometimes be too late if the system has already been compromised.

    Hacking though these days isn't so much of a problem if you observe sensible "Netiquette" , avoid some dubious torrent sites, watch out for scams and keep WD up to date.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I had some further questions (above) to your initial reply

    Could you please try to answer those

    Thank you!

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    Samuria said:
    The default shares unlike other shares which only give access to a folder they give access to the whole drive they are hard to exploit as it needs admin password but if it is accessed its game over
    Could you please elaborate, your sentence is confusing me

    The default shares, are the ones on the Cmd screenshot?
    They only give access to a folder? Or the whole drive?
      My Computer


 
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