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Can A Hacker Steal My Files If I Don't Share Any Folders In Vista File Sharing?

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Old 03-19-2010
john ha
 

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Can A Hacker Steal My Files If I Don't Share Any Folders In Vista File Sharing?

Hi, I accidentally left my router unsecured for a couple of hours.

I also left my laptop on during this time,
connected wirelessly to the unsecured router.

My question is, can a hacker in my apartment complex
who really wants to, connect to this router and
hack into my laptop's hard drive and steal/transfer files?

I have not shared any folders.
I am wondering if they can hack through Vista file sharing,
to access folders that aren't even shared.

If so, how long would it take them to hack in if they wanted to?

(I have since secured my router after leaving it open for two hours,
but am asking this question for peace of mind. :sick

Thank you for your help, it is much appreciated!


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Old 03-19-2010
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"john ha" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, I accidentally left my router unsecured for a couple of hours.
>
> I also left my laptop on during this time,
> connected wirelessly to the unsecured router.
>
> My question is, can a hacker in my apartment complex
> who really wants to, connect to this router and
> hack into my laptop's hard drive and steal/transfer files?
>
> I have not shared any folders.
> I am wondering if they can hack through Vista file sharing,
> to access folders that aren't even shared.
>
> If so, how long would it take them to hack in if they wanted to?
>
> (I have since secured my router after leaving it open for two hours,
> but am asking this question for peace of mind. :sick
>
> Thank you for your help, it is much appreciated!
>
>
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