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Wifi Snooping over phone

I connect to the wifi acccess-point at work, but recently I suspect that data on my phone is being snooped-out from my phone connected to my office's Wifi network. [Phone Model: Sony Ericsson Xperia ...
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8answers
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My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
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The Risk of Port Forwarding to a VOIP Device

My VOIP provider uses a device to supply the service. The device is on my side of my router and part of my LAN. He requires I forward a very large range of ports to his device (something like 5000 ...
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Network Security Compromised (Need Advice) VPN, VNC, XP

I'm running a small LAN with no WiFi. 2 XP machines, 1 Vista, 2 printers, and a DVR for security cameras. Last week I set up RealVNC (the personal version, with no encryption) so that I could Remote ...
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0answers
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What does my mac seem to whirr busily when I browse the web on a laptop?

I'm sitting in my room. There is a Mac Pro, a Macbook Pro and an Airport Extreme router with me. Also an HP server. They're all switched on but idle, the Mac desktop is sleeping. All is pretty quiet ...
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79 views

Opera on IP TV - cross network access to LAN

I am working on a software involving IPTV which has the following requirements: The browser is Opera loaded on Philips TV. The browser has "Enable Cross Network Navigation" turned off. The homepage ...
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6answers
537 views

How do I firewall a machine against the local (wireless) network while still allowing the machine to route internet traffic?

I have a shared DSL connection, and I know that some of the users constantly get their computers infected, so I worry about network security. My computer is the only one wired to the modem (which is ...
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1answer
200 views

How to restrict shared folders coming from a Windows XP computer throughout the LAN?

My friend has a problem. He wants to share certain folders only with certain people through LAN. We already tried using the Security tab on the folder to allow only X user from Y computer to access it ...
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Interpreting Netgear wireless router security logs

I have a NetGear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router, model number WNDR3700. It's been working fine, but I recently logged into it by pointing my web browser towards 192.168.1.1 and typing in ...
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2answers
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How can I secure an Ethernet-over-power network?

I just bought myself an Ethernet-over-power adapter, and plugged it in. It seems to be working great, but now I'm concerned that my neighbours may be able to access my network. I live in a rowhome ...
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How to disable disclosing a computer name to a network?

I don't use (I've disabled it by normal means and blocked the ports with personal a firewall) Windows Networking (CIFS aka NetBIOS aka SMB etc), but my PC has a name as it seems to be mandatory in ...
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Can I prevent packet monitoring on LAN?

I am on a shared LAN where everyone should have equal access and, hopefully, not be able to bother anyone else's activity. The person who has a desktop has the router in their room so they can plug ...
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4answers
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How does a hacker in a public WIFI actually view your computer?

I've read that they can see what sites your viewing or even access your computer if you're connected on the same WIFI connection but how exactly?
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4answers
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What is a good way to shield my computer against local (network) attacks?

I'm trying to secure my computer against local network attacks for when I'm at university or a LAN party. At home, we have a router which serves this purpose. But at university and LAN I don't have ...
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3answers
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Is XAMPP safe for use inside a firewall?

This is partly related to this question. I am deploying a PHP/MySQL application in my office, for my LAN. It will not be accessible to the outside world unless they can enter my wireless network ...