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Shared Internet Connection with someone who doesn't care about security

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#1 TwistedZombie


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:23 PM


I share an internet connection with a friend who is not bothered about network security.


He is a frequent porn searcher, doesn't update his computer etc etc.


I share the internet via our cable router.



what would be the best advise to stay secure?

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

Who's paying for the Internet?  If it's him, you're better off paying for separate service.  If it's you, then you need to put your foot down or lock him out of it, for the sake of your own computer and data.


The best bet is to make sure everything is up-to-date on your computer and block his computer from accessing yours.  Back in the day, cable routers were notorious for security risks, and I don't know if that has changed so you should be very careful.


Best practice to avoid security risks: turn off your computer, or at least never use the Internet.  :hysterical:  If I'm right, that idea doesn't appeal to you, so here's a common trick used in business.  Have two computers - one for Internet and one for actually doing everything.  You'll need a secure way to pass needed info back and forth, of course, but if you do it right you'll never have to worry about sensitive data being stolen (unless you leave it on the Internet computer or transmit it over an insecure connection - which is what the Internet is full of). :)

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:16 PM

As RevGAM has pointed out with some good advice.

If it's him, you're better off paying for separate service.

Or you can setup 2 routers with different LAN to 1 ISP.






Edited by Crazy Cat, 26 May 2014 - 09:37 PM.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:25 AM

If security is important to you...then stop sharing with your "friend" who obviously does not think it's important..
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