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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Another wireless security thread...

So when I went to log into ebay today, somebody else's name automatically came up when i went to the log-in screen. NOBODY else has used my laptop besides me and my g/f, and she doesn't even have an ebay ID. I already had my wireless router set up as secure, but i didn't have it WPA-enabled. I have since enabled the WPA (I have a Linksys Wireless-G). I'm curious to see who was on my network, and what they looked at. Is that possible? FYI, I live in a 64 unit condo complex, and there's anywhere from 2-5 wireless networks in range at any given point in the day, most of them security enabled, none of them WPA.

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I think there is a way to look at IP logs but I am not sure
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Don't quote me on this, and I know very little about anything wireless.

But a person's eBay userid is stored in cache right on your laptop. For instance, if I use mine, shut IE down and reload, my id comes up. But if my wife logs on with hers then hers would come up next time. But all this info in stored on your hard drive in your cache and cookies.

If someone was stealing your connection, any of their info should be stored in cache on their hard drive, not yours. So in your situation, it would seem that someone would have to have had physical access to your laptop.

Again, I'm not sure on this, maybe someone more knowlegeable with wireless would know for sure.
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That sounds about right to me, it doesn't matter if anyone is in on your internet, their user info/cookies don't get saved on your PC. I can view anyone that connected to my router in my settings(netgear) and also I'd check to make sure you are not sharing anything on your network, when my wife has a wireless laptop, I had the harddrives shared on both, so we could access the music on the Pc's harddrive, cause if you are sharing anything, anyone who is on your internet connection, can mess up your PC.
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Don't quote me on this, and I know very little about anything wireless.

But a person's eBay userid is stored in cache right on your laptop. For instance, if I use mine, shut IE down and reload, my id comes up. But if my wife logs on with hers then hers would come up next time. But all this info in stored on your hard drive in your cache and cookies.

If someone was stealing your connection, any of their info should be stored in cache on their hard drive, not yours. So in your situation, it would seem that someone would have to have had physical access to your laptop.

Again, I'm not sure on this, maybe someone more knowlegeable with wireless would know for sure.
That's exactly how I understand user id's to work with eBay and everything else you have to log into. It's all done by cookies stored on your local hard drive. But I suppose you could choose a network drive as your cache drive, then if someone chose the same network drive and folder, then you could see their user id.
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