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

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  1. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 home
       #1

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


    Dear everyone

    I am not a high profile person or anything like that. I just dislike the idea, that someone with bad intentions could access my personal files, documents, photos etc. (personal diary, baby pictures of my children etc.)
    I am not worried about anyone getting a look at my internet traffic / man-in-the-middle attack etc. I am only concerned about, that someone with bad intentions being able to access my personal files.
    I assume, that it is not impossible to “hack” my system and get access to my files, but “how hard” would it be for someone commited to the task?
    Is the only way to access my files, if they planted malware on my system?
    Or if they accessed screen share?

    My questions concerns both:
    If the person accessed / hacked my wi-fi / home network
    Or
    Only through the internet


    Settings:
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
    Windows login password protected
    Windows Defender firewall
    No file or folder sharing enabled
    Network discovery is turned off
    File and printer sharing is turned off
    AVG registers threats in real-time
    All software drivers etc. fully updated

    Wi-fi is password protected
    Network / Wi-fi profile: Private
    Router security WPA2-Personal

    I become uneasy, when I read posts like this, which makes it sound “easy”:
    Aaron Shbeeb's answer to Can a hacker control my computer through Wi-Fi connection only? - Quora
    Hargarbage Dangwal's answer to How do I hack a computer on same network? - Quora

    Please let me know, if I shall add more info concerning the above.

    Thanks in advance for replying

    Best regards
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,074
    windows 10
       #2

    Open a cmd prompt type

    net share

    what do you get?
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  3. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 4,105
    N/A
       #3

    There's a free tool here:

    Bitdefender Smart Home Scanner - Free IoT Vulnerability Scanner

    No need to leave it running.
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  4. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Samuria said:
    Open a cmd prompt type

    net share

    what do you get?
    What does this do?

    What shall I look for?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Callender said:
    There's a free tool here:

    Bitdefender Smart Home Scanner - Free IoT Vulnerability Scanner

    No need to leave it running.
    What does this do?

    Scan for network vulnerablebilities?
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  5. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 4,105
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       #5

    EmilDK said:
    What does this do?

    - - - Updated - - -



    What does this do?

    Scan for network vulnerablebilities?
    Read the user guide. (Copy and paste this link for PDF User Guide)

    https://download.bitdefender.com/resources/media/materials/2018/userguides/en_EN/Bitdefender_Home_Scanner_en.pdf

    Or here's a short review:

    Download Bitdefender Home Scanner - MajorGeeks
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,074
    windows 10
       #6

    Net share shows all your share including hidden ones
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  7. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 4,105
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       #7

    Samuria said:
    Net share shows all your share including hidden ones
    Just a note to say that there is a free monitoring tool available if desired.

    Network Share Monitor - Free Network Shared File Monitoring Software | www.SecurityXploded.com
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  8. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Net share command results


    I found this Command Prompt screenshot in a article regarding net share
    I get the same results:
    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/.../net-share.jpg

    I assume these are default sharing settings?
    Can a hacker exploit these folders / locations?
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  9. Posts : 34
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Can anyone help with these questions?



    No file or folder sharing enabled

    Network discovery is turned off

    File and printer sharing is turned off



    I run a net share command

    And i got the same result as this





    1.

    Are those default shared folders? The screenshot



    2.

    Can they see any of my shared folders / do I have any shared folders?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Risk of system getting hacked through the internet or Wi-fi?-net-share.jpg  
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  10. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,511
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #10

    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
      My Computer


 
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