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take control of a computer with an open port


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:30 PM

My room mate won't get anti-virus for his windows computer claiming it is a government conspiracy. I am hoping to show him its not by hacking into it with an open port. since we are on a lan if his computer gets infected mine is at risk as well.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:44 PM

Is this at school or home?
I'm sure the IT dept. has measures in place
If this is at home and you use a router, just be sure to give it a strong secure password
If you keep your computer's AV tools up to date, you have nothing to worry about
Let him play suicide and see what happens when he toasts his song collection

Hacking his computer, as pointed out, is against forum rules

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