Laptop Wi-Fi Connection Hacked

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  1. internet addict

    internet addict Registered Member

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    A little earlier I discovered that my Wi-Fi connection for my laptop got hacked. Under the Wi-Fi signal there are names that I've never seen before.

    CLR NET
    Zipsboss
    Zipsboss-guest

    Whenever I try to open Firefox all I get is a server timeout/no connection message, and I also cannot access GooglePlay apps and the internet on my nexus tablet. I did a full system scan using Avast and it did find 1 infection which I moved to the virus chest, restarted the laptop and tried getting online again, but with no luck.

    What happened and how do I go about getting my internet connection back?
     
  2. ichito

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    It depends of many different things...I think you should go to:
    -http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/79/security/
     
  3. SnowFlakes

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    What kind of firewall have you used when your wifi connection got hacked ?
     
  4. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    I suspect that you had and have an open Wi-Fi connection that someone has now piggybacked. Contact your Internet Service Provider immediately to assist you in providing a more secure wireless connection.
     
  5. internet addict

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    Honestly I'm not sure if I was using a firewall. I did notice the problem happened after my mom had downloaded a picture. Avast mentioned something about an image.

    Is it possible to get my wi-fi back into possession?
     
  6. internet addict

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    I just may have to, but are there any other alternatives before doing that?
     
  7. internet addict

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    Also I'm not sure if it matters but my laptop is a Mac notebook.
     
  8. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    It doesn't matter what type of operating system you're running - best bet right now call your ISP for help. Worry about the rest later.

    The longer someone has access to your PC via your hacked Wi-Fi the more chances you have of data theft and personal information theft.
     
  9. internet addict

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    Alright. Thank you, siljaline.
     
  10. internet addict

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    Whew! Everything turned out alright. Apparently it was just a coincidence that Avast found an infection at the same time I wasn't able to get an internet connection on both the laptop and tablet. Turns out it was a problem with the router. Both are working fine now.
     
  11. siljaline

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    But did you call your ISP to assist you in obtaining a more secure Wi-Fi connection ? Good that you found and removed an infection.
     
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