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#1 shayan8891

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:48 PM

Can somebody hack into my homehroup in windows 7 or add me to their homegroup without my knowledge?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

Hi shayan8891 :)

Is there any reason why you want to know that? In order to join a homegroup, you have to give the homegroup name and the password to join it. So of course, if somebody had access to your computer, and these informations, they could do that. But I don't see why someone would "hack" into your homegroup instead of your system itself. Sure, they could access your shared folders, printers, etc. but they would have way more possibilities by hacking your system instead of a system member of your homegroup.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:15 AM

I asked because the homegroup on my computer had an unique password that I did not set ,nobody else has access to my computer

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:18 AM

My router was not secured for almost a year and its driving me insane right now

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:29 AM

When you create a Homegroup under Windows, it gives you a unique password that can be used on other computers to join that Homegroup. Did you secure your router now?

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 03:43 AM

Yes,I did

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 10:51 AM

Alright. Well, you could always leave the current Homegroup and join a new one I imagine if that can make you feel safer, but I never heard of someone "hacking" his way into a homegroup to compromise another system.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

Thanks for replying :)

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

No problem shayan, my pleasure :)

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