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Standard User longedge
(committed) Fri 24-Jun-16 08:53:16
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Re: Have I been Hacked?


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Don't understand why that happened and I can assure you that my Petremembrance site is not a malicious site.


No 3rd party adverts or links? I wasn't casting any aspersions just a query and as I said f.w.i.w. 8^)
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 24-Jun-16 09:59:50
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Re: Have I been Hacked?


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Please for goodness sake tell me you have disabled WPS... I highly highly doubt your pc was hacked, and somebody then decided it was a good idea to login to your router and break your internet access. That makes NO sense, since they would be disabling their own malware from being remotely accessible.

This is more likely somebody hacking the wifi over WPS, and changing your details to be a troll.
Standard User caley
(member) Fri 24-Jun-16 20:32:46
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Re: Have I been Hacked?


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I've no idea what WPS is but the friend that formatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows for me checked all the connection setup, antivirus and the like said everything was safe so I presume he must have checked WPS and made it safe too. Whatever the problem was somebody was up to no good with my net connection I'm sure of that.


Caley.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Fri 24-Jun-16 21:58:10
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Re: Have I been Hacked?


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WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a facility provided by modern wireless routers to make is easy to connect wireless devices such as printers. Unfortunately, WPS is not very secure and it can be subverted in order to gain access to routers that are in theory protected by strong encryption.

From what you have already told us, it appears that your wireless router has been hacked by someone who has either guessed the password or has defeated a weak encryption protocol such as WEP, or maybe even WPS. You should certainly be using WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption as ukhardy07 has advised and it would probably also be a good idea to disable WPS if your router supports it. Of course, you could just do nothing and wait to be hacked again.

Edited by micksharpe (Fri 24-Jun-16 23:00:51)

Standard User AdrianPH
(member) Sat 25-Jun-16 04:46:07
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Re: Have I been Hacked?


[re: caley] [link to this post]
 
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I've no idea what WPS is but the friend that formatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows for me checked all the connection setup, antivirus and the like said everything was safe so I presume he must have checked WPS and made it safe too. Whatever the problem was somebody was up to no good with my net connection I'm sure of that.


Caley.


WPS was explained to you at least twice in this thread. I posted the link to the user manual for you router and even gave you the page numbers for the WPS and WiFi security settings .

Standard User caley
(member) Sat 25-Jun-16 07:55:34
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Thank you for the explanation and after asking for help from a friend it seems that the WPS is switched off if it was ever switched on and encyption is set to advised settings. I'm not technically minded so these things go over my head but I have many friends who help and the advice here is excellent, that's why I come back when I have a problem. Most forum members take the time to help a dumbo like me. I'm unsure of why and how all these intrusions occured but I hope that's an end to them.

Caley.

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Standard User Davis11
(newbie) Thu 22-Sep-16 08:23:02
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