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Yes he's now able to watch your every move whilst you're in your bedroom, and I'm not even joking.
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He probably could if he really wanted to and knew what he was doing. Although I'm sure that would be very difficult to do using an iPhone. Is there a particular reason you think your uncle wants to spy on you?

Presumably even though you are not using wireless, your router still has wireless enabled. So if you don't need it you could turn it off. Did he need a password to connect to it? If not you really should set one up otherwise anyone near your house will be able to use it.
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So how far away does he have to be to not be able to use my internet?
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I'd highly doubt he could see what you're doing on his iphone unless he was an expert hacker or computer whiz
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So how far away does he have to be to not be able to use my internet?
Pretty close to your house..
If he's at his house he cant see a thing.
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He probably could if he really wanted to and knew what he was doing. Although I'm sure that would be very difficult to do using an iPhone. Is there a particular reason you think your uncle wants to spy on you?

Presumably even though you are not using wireless, your router still has wireless enabled. So if you don't need it you could turn it off. Did he need a password to connect to it? If not you really should set one up otherwise anyone near your house will be able to use it.
He might do it because he's nosy like that. How do I turn off my wireless because im not using it. I don't think he needed a password but he showed me a ssid number on his phone and asked me if it was mine and i think i saw him browsing through stuff after that. I do have a password even though he didn't ask me for it so I don't understand how he did it. I'm actually feeling quite paranoid about it right now because I thought using the cable would be safe from hackers I guess not.
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Pretty close to your house..
If he's at his house he cant see a thing.
Oh OK then! Thanks!
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I'd highly doubt he could see what you're doing on his iphone unless he was an expert hacker or computer whiz
I'm not sure about him being an expert hacker but he is a computer whiz. He spends all day on the computer Lord knows what he's doing :/
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(Original post by x_chichi_x)
So yesterday my uncle came over and used my internet from his iphone using my ssid number. Would he be able to see what im doing on the internet? If yes, how can I stop this. I am a bit confused at how he did this because im not using wireless at the moment though i used to.
If he has your wireless network's authentication key, he can see all the traffic on that network, with the right hardware/software. He couldn't do it remotely, though. He also couldn't do it on his iPhone.
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(Original post by x_chichi_x)
He might do it because he's nosy like that. How do I turn off my wireless because im not using it. I don't think he needed a password but he showed me a ssid number on his phone and asked me if it was mine and i think i saw him browsing through stuff after that. I do have a password even though he didn't ask me for it so I don't understand how he did it. I'm actually feeling quite paranoid about it right now because I thought using the cable would be safe from hackers I guess not.
It would be a lot of effort to monitor what you're doing just because he's nosy. You're being paranoid, at least when it comes to your uncle. But if you really can connect to your network without a password then that is a problem. Do you have any instructions for your router?

Normally you use your browser to go to http://192.168.0.1 but sometimes the exact address is different. That will take you to a set up page (you'll need a password, if it hasn't been changed before it may be written on the router itself somewhere). There should be an option to turn wireless of somewhere.
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I've moved this to the Technology and Computers Forum, as this doesn't belong in General Discussion.
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Quit watching porn.
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If he has your wireless network's authentication key, he can see all the traffic on that network, with the right hardware/software. He couldn't do it remotely, though. He also couldn't do it on his iPhone.
OK thanks. He didn't get any other details from me apart from asking me if the ssid number on his phone was mine.
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(Original post by x_chichi_x)
So yesterday my uncle came over and used my internet from his iphone using my ssid number. Would he be able to see what im doing on the internet? If yes, how can I stop this. I am a bit confused at how he did this because im not using wireless at the moment though i used to.
No wireless network is completely secure. Whatever security you pile onto it, there's always a way in that can be exploited by anyone with the knowledge. I have a BackTrack box with which I can crack any wireless network in a matter of seconds, if I wanted to.

However, unless your uncle's an experienced network penetrator, he'll not be able to see what you've been doing or intercept your WiFi signals to see what you are doing.
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No wireless network is completely secure. Whatever security you pile onto it, there's always a way in that can be exploited by anyone with the knowledge. I have a BackTrack box with which I can crack any wireless network in a matter of seconds, if I wanted to.

However, unless your uncle's an experienced network penetrator, he'll not be able to see what you've been doing or intercept your WiFi signals to see what you are doing.
Any? :eyeball:

OP, does your wireless network require a password to access it?
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Any? :eyeball:

OP, does your wireless network require a password to access it?
Perhaps not those that are out of range. But we know what BackTrack can do, don't we?
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Perhaps not those that are out of range. But we know what BackTrack can do, don't we?
Not as much as you seem to think, clearly :p:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4oB28ksiIo

Very interesting (and quite funny!) talk at defcon 18. Doesn't really relate to the OP but is quite interesting nonetheless!
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