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Exceeded my bandwidth limit while I was away on vacation?!


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#1 mojavemystic

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:47 PM

Hello,

After I returned home from vacation, I received a message from my ISP that my bandwidth had been exceeded and they were slowing down my internet connection.  This happened while no one was home to use the computer and 15 days before my service would refresh for the month. I have suspicion that I may have been hacked while I was away.  It has happened several years ago and the same thing happened.  How can I know for sure?

 

Thank you,

JB


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:15 PM

Assuming you are using a wireless router, double check that you have secured it.

5 Ways to Secure Your Wireless Router | PCMag.com

How to secure your home wireless network router.

 

That doesn't eliminate the risk entirely.

 

Did you leave a computer powered up and online while away?


Edited by buddy215, 10 April 2015 - 07:25 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

What model of router is it? Many routers are vunerable no matter how complex the WPA2 key is. Do you own a cell phone or android devices that was left on by accident and zapping your bandwdith useage?






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