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Help: Not sharing folders, but can they still be hacked?

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Old 03-19-2010
john ha
 

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Help: Not sharing folders, but can they still be hacked?
I'm using Vista but not sharing any folders at all on my
unsecured wireless network.

However, could a hacker in my apartment complex
still access the hard drive's files if my admin password is blank
(since I never set the admin pw up),

or even just another way,
even though I don't share any folders?

Or is it necessary for me to actually share the folder
for them to even access it?

Thank you for your help.
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Old 03-20-2010
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Re: Not sharing folders, but can they still be hacked?
"john ha" <johnha@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E3D299A-F779-4502-A51A-668609154870@microsoft.com...

> I'm using Vista but not sharing any folders at all on my
> unsecured wireless network.
>
> However, could a hacker in my apartment complex
> still access the hard drive's files if my admin password is blank
> (since I never set the admin pw up),


The "Administrator" account is disabled and hidden in Vista.

> or even just another way,
> even though I don't share any folders?
>
> Or is it necessary for me to actually share the folder
> for them to even access it?


If they can log on to a user account, they can do anything that
legitimate user could do.


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Old 05-05-2010
 

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Re: Help: Not sharing folders, but can they still be hacked?
hi there, please keep these guide in mind.

1 Keep your windows Vista up-to-date.
2. turn off guest account
3. set a password for your administrator account
4. Un mark File and Printer sharing service in exception tab of windows
firewall
5. overview your security state in this window :
Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center

6. use an anti-virus ( Microsoft security essential recommended )


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"john ha" <johnha@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E3D299A-F779-4502-A51A-668609154870@microsoft.com...
> I'm using Vista but not sharing any folders at all on my
> unsecured wireless network.
>
> However, could a hacker in my apartment complex
> still access the hard drive's files if my admin password is blank
> (since I never set the admin pw up),
>
> or even just another way,
> even though I don't share any folders?
>
> Or is it necessary for me to actually share the folder
> for them to even access it?
>
> Thank you for your help.


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