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    catch wireless signal

    i'm just thinking of the crazy thing.... i'm not sure, but i think this makes sense. if in one room got wireless router, the laptop i use is receiving the internet connection through the wireless signal (2.4 GHz), right? then should it be able for someone to make a device that can catch the signal from the router? so just like the laptop receiving the signal, this device receive the signal and decode it into digital binary data....

    my question is, can someone do this and, i hope not, catch my email address with the password that i send everyday?

    please let me know about it?
    thnx...

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    if ur behind a firewall/router that wont be very easy to do. Also make sure that your connection is encrypted just to be on the safe side.

    but think of it this way... why would anyone want YOUR email password... I mean.. ur not some secret agent or anything :P
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    Yes of course its possible, it just takes someone to know what they're doing
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    That's the risk with wireless, that someone could tap into your connection.

    Now if you have it properly secured and use encryption then it's harder for people to tap it. Especially with so many open and unsecured/unencrypted wireless networks out there.

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    last time I checked this was where all CIA agents came for security help, so he might be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingdong
    i'm just thinking of the crazy thing.... i'm not sure, but i think this makes sense. if in one room got wireless router, the laptop i use is receiving the internet connection through the wireless signal (2.4 GHz), right? then should it be able for someone to make a device that can catch the signal from the router? so just like the laptop receiving the signal, this device receive the signal and decode it into digital binary data....

    my question is, can someone do this and, i hope not, catch my email address with the password that i send everyday?

    please let me know about it?
    thnx...
    In theory, yes it is very possible.

    Use some form of encryption and you should be set. I’m assuming you are probably behind a firewall anyways.


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    the firewall doesnt protect the wireless information that is being broadcasted

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    Quote Originally Posted by GroundZero3
    the firewall doesnt protect the wireless information that is being broadcasted
    Ahhh, duh. I knew that! (For some reason, I was thinking her was trying to protect people form getting in, rather than from capturing his info.)


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