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Is It Possible To Hack With Wireless Network Password?


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#1 conebone69

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:25 AM

my friend came over last week with his laptop and asked for my network password so he could connect to my wireless network. he is a computer engineer so he knows a lot more about comps than i do. he even jokes about hacking me. but just recently my dvd rom drive has been opening by itself. could this be his doing?

also here is a link to hijackthis log:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/201015/i-think-ive-been-hacked/

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:40 AM

At any time when you believe your password may have been compromised, you should change the password.

Even if you have given out your password for some legitimate purpose to someone who should be trustworthy, it's sensible to change the password after the purpose is accomplished. The password could accidentally become known to a third party for example.

Edited by Platypus, 06 February 2009 - 05:41 AM.

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#3 E-Mu

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:06 AM

Hi,

It is possible for someone to 'crack' a network password if they put the work into it but this is of course illegal.

However that aside if he did 'crack/hack' your network password he would not be opening your DVD/CD Drive, not without access to the computer itself, (via remote connection etc) but you would be aware of this and also he'd have to be in range of your wireless to have access to the network, typical range is only in your house or very close by outside.

More than likely i'd say you have an infection which is causing the drive to open, as you have posted a HJT Log i advise you not to make any further changes to your computer/settings until instructed to do so by a member of the HJT Team as they help you get this sorted.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:49 AM

You have a HJT log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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