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Confirmation: Is It A Hack?


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#1 Gear300

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 11:14 PM

I am using DSL, while it does not interfere with the phoneline. What happened was that someone was already talking on the phone and told me to grab it. It was a chordless phone and once I turned it on, it was making the same sound signature that is made when using dial up (somewhere around the same sound signature). I used a wired phone instead and finished talking. I then picked up the chordless phone and did not here the sound signature any more (it was normal) and my internet connection was still on. I already know that some people hack through wireless connections and a phone line picks up the same relative frequency, so is it possible someone tried to hack. I have a firewall and everything but it makes me kind of paranoid (just 2 days ago, my computer lost a lot of data and was found to be infected with tons of Trojans and some spyware---at that moment I was using an unupdated and primitive security suite; right now I have a well-updated one). So, if anyone can tell me...how possible is it that that was a hack.

The question is more along the lines of what is the probability that someone could hack through a telephone line and if so, does it necessarily have to be within the localized region, such as right in front of the apartment/house/where ever else

Edited by Gear300, 17 June 2007 - 11:43 PM.


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#2 PancakeofMassDeliciousness

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:06 AM

Sound's like your cordless phone is screwed up or you just got some bad EM interference.

Wireless network's shouldn't cause interference on your cordless phone and operate on a different frequency and it's virtually impossible to hack into a wireless network through a cordless phone carrier signal, not to mention highly impractical. Cordless phones only transmit when they're off the hook and in use, and even then noone would be able to do anything if it was in use.

Edited by rigel, 19 June 2007 - 07:07 PM.
Removed opening statement ~ rigel


#3 Gear300

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:15 PM

I see...well then, thats something. Thanks




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