wifi privacy!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jesusplay, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    well thinking about getting a wireless router.

    hooking it up to the pc and i will be reciving the signal from my macbook pro.

    is it possible for the pc where the router is connected to know/view/monitor what im doing on my MBP???

    because i look at alotta "SITES" :p
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Well it depends on what router you are getting. If it's just the basic one then no, but also remember that there is software out there that can track your sites.
     
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  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    If you're on the same network with other computers (wireless or not, it's irrelevant), it is possible for remote connections to be made to your computer assuming:

    a: you have ARD or VNC access enabled (which would allow viewing of your screen)
    b: You have filesharing set up (which allows others access to your files)
    c: You give your password to all and sundry.

    Your computer can be as secure as you want to make it - it's down to how you configure it. The only thing you don't have control of (unless you have admin control of it) is the logging facility - if it exists, not all have it - in the dsl/cable router that connects you to the internet. Some better models do log traffic, but even then it's gonna be a lot of work to track your browsing habits.

    Basically, unless you're behind a corporate firewall/proxy, you should be fine so long as you exercise some common sense.
     

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