If I switch to another available wireless network and then switch back to mine, safe?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by doxavita, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious,

    If I select from the menu bar another available wireless network (one without a password for example) and then switch back to my own wi-fi network, am I still safe?

    Did the fact that I connected to another network present any risks?
    I did not send any private info during that time, any risks of getting hacked?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    As long as you have firewall turned on, nobody should be able to "hack" you. It's quite unlikely that you would get hacked, even if you didn't have firewall turned on
     
  3. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a half dozen saved on my MBP now. Anytime I go over a friend's I just open the MBP and it's already connected. You should be fine, but if there's no router, I'd turn on the MBP's firewall ;)
     
  4. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    if you connect to someones router and they are unsecured and another person goes on (or the owner) then can easily do a cookie hijacking and log in to whatever sites you are on.
     

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