I think my friend has access to some private information on my phone or computer, please help!

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  1. Tee Grande macrumors newbie

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    OK so he's had access to my wifi for months because I gave him the password so he could use wifi one time And I used to be connected to his wifi whenever I went to his house until yesterday when I reset my network settings. A couple of months ago I started looking into creating an app and i was receiving emails from companies about it and a couple days after he mentioned to me "have you ever thought about creating an app?" And I thought it was just a coincidence and then he said his brother tried to do it before. Then a couple of days ago I looked into game testing so I subscribed to something and got an email for that too, and then the other night he says "i think I'm gonna start working on gaming" ....... Now I'm thinking there's no way this is a coincidence and he may have access to my email, Apple ID or maybe gained access from me using his wifi or him using mine and maybe he hacked into my information Or probably found out my email password.



    So I went on gmail and checked which devices were on my gmail and it was only the devices I used. My mom coincidentally ordered a new router (thank god) and I just set it up yesterday and did my research on how to make it secure. I changed my gmail password even though it said I was the only one on it. I checked which ip addresses were on my wifi that I recently set up and it was only mine and Verizon/sprint occasionally connected. I'm not sure about the old router. I tried a lot to make sure he no longer has access to my info if he ever did but I'm still suspicous. I take my privacy very seriously. I want to know what you guys think about this and if you can help.
     
  2. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Have you asked your friend about this before? Is game development something they have expressed interest about in the past?
     
  3. Tee Grande thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope to both of your questions, and I've never mentioned gaming or creating an app to anyone. Like I've said in the post though, I was receiving emails about those two things and looking them up on safari so I feel like he's been snooping in on my browser somehow or on my email, my phone, my computer .. Idk but it's something he has to have access to! Or used to after I cracked down on everything, I'm just still suspicious.
     
  4. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Huh. That is pretty suspicious. However, you've definitely taken some good steps so far. You could go fishing i.e. email, search for things that you aren't really interested in, see if this person mentions them. :cool:
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You might try a new (fake) interest in something that your friend also would know nothing about - such as knitting, or raising goats, etc. Just do some searches, look at a few web sites. Log in enough to get a couple of different (new) emails as responses. Then, if your buddy expresses a new interest in that same subject, then you know something is up, or maybe your "friend" is simply stalking you.
    Nothing to worry about there, eh?

    (looks like Goatllama has the same thoughts… :D )
     
  6. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    Raising goats, eh? :p
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Don't take it personally… :D
    Thought that would not be a typical search for the OP, just as a guess.
     
  8. macfacts macrumors 68000

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    I think you are just being paranoid.
     
  9. Tee Grande thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You don't think it's weird that he mentioned the things I was interested in out of the blue!!!?? That I told no one about!!!?? That I received emails for both of those things and he mentioned them right around the times I received the emails? Come on man .. It can't be a coincidence
     
  10. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    Creating an app and gaming go hand in hand. You create an app that is a game, it doesn't just appear out of thin air.

    You're being paranoid.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 19, 2016 ---
    The best part is that a goat liked your post
     
  11. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    Dude if the gmail said you were the only one on it then you were the only one on it.

    Come on man. That to me is definitive proof.

    Is it weird? Sure. But I think you're fine. Just change the passwords etc.
     
  12. JaeMelo macrumors member

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    How are you intelligent enough to create an app or be in gaming but have no idea how to solve this problem yourself? Change all of your passwords and be done with it already. It's not rocket science.
     
  13. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

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    I saw Mistress America recently and I'm getting a massive Brooke Cardinas and Mamie-Claire vibe right now

    Anyways, just fake him out. Google search things like "local swingers" or some such and wait for the "So do you want to go to a party with me?"
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Sure, just plant some juicy tidbits about his girlfriend/wife cheating or the gay porno film you are recruiting for. Make it as crazy as you want and enjoy the fun. :)
     
  15. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    It's highly unlikely your friend got access to any confidential information because you gave him access to your WiFi network to use with his phone. You didn't give him the administrator password, right? And all devices on your network are secured (like any computers, file shares, etc)?

    It's more likely that he's installed some kind of packet sniffer on HIS network to capture data flowing through his network... I'd advise against using his network, if you're at all concerned about it.

    C
     
  16. Goatllama macrumors 6502a

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    OP was just asking about additional steps to take.
    How hard is it to just be helpful and polite?
    It's not rocket science.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    If your router supports a segregated guest network that is another option.
     
  18. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't sound like a friend to me. As mentioned. Change your password and don't use his network. And I think you are being paranoid.
     
  19. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Anything he does on his network won't help if he's getting sniffed when he goes over to his friend's network, which is where he's more likely to get compromised. The odds that his friend was able to hack into the OP's network and computer with a guest WiFi password using only his phone is pretty slim, IMHO. Unless his friend works for an agency with a three letter acronym...

    C
     
  20. Tee Grande thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I didn't give him the administrator password and I'm not sure if it was secure before the other day because I just got a new router but it's definitely secure now or at least I would think so after all the work I did to make sure it secure. Yeah I'm not using his network anymore, I took "ask to join networks off" so it won't automatically connect next time I'm at his house and I reset my network settings.
     

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