Connecting to random network..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thriii, May 17, 2007.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    is it bad to connect to random wireless networks? i have about 6 in my area n im sure i can connect to maybe 1 of them... what am i risking? macs cant get viruses im told so is there anythin to worry about? any reason at all y i shouldnt?
     
  2. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason I can think of is perhaps the some of the networks are private.
    You really don't want to be connecting to someone else's network. If it's a public use network go ahead i would think!!
     
  3. thriii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how can the difference between private and public? and is there anyway some1 can snoop n see what im doin if i connect to a private thinkin that its public?
     
  4. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    It's very easy to see that someone is connected to your network.

    I also believe that there are some programs that can see what web IP addresses that computer is accessing.

    It's also i would imagine illegal...if not illegal, it's "frowned apon".
     
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