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WPS

I had to unplug my modem and router and plug them in again when my internet service was interrupted. I accidentally pressed "WPS". My desktop PC doesn't have a wireless card. I didn't have my printer or any other device hooked up at the same time. Am I correct in assuming I shouldn't worry about my passwords for e-mail and Facebook being compromised? Everything works fine Happy

Thanks.

Rob

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WPS.

You didn't mention any make model or OS, But you should be on WPA2 at least, But there are cracks for that.
Dafydd.

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Should be a non-event.

In order for someone to take advantage they would have know this or have a machine waiting to connect up. Frankly they'd have better luck running the old WPA2 cloud cracking app or use the new KRACK method. Read http://www.zdnet.com/article/wpa2-security-flaw-lets-hackers-attack-almost-any-wifi-device/

I hope folk have taken the advice to check with their router makers for an update for this along with other devices.

The likelihood of an attacker waiting to nab this info is so low that it's hardly worth mentioning.

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I think it's worth mentioning Bob !

And keep mentioning it !
There's a lot of Boomers that are becoming elderly now.
Just because they knew about this stuff doesn't mean they'll remember it.

What if some punks come driving through a retirement community or just an old neighborhood with old neighbors and those punks steal everything they have because they didn't remember ?

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What I've forgotten is

That not everyone is going to remember all this. W10 pushed out a fix but all the other little things....

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Maybe time for

you and the rest of Cnet to start a new improved sticky somewhere

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