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#1 Holden117  Icon User is offline

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British wireless internet protection

Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:47 PM

I heard something today from a guy that I know. The guy claims to have family over in the UK and said they have a program that will detect users of your wireless internet. The catch is that if you dont want them on you can fry the motherboard. Its 100% accurate and cant be stopped. Now that to me sounds way to good to be true. If it is, I want it, I hate people ripping off my wireless.
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Re: British wireless internet protection

Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:49 PM

May I ask then, why you don't secure it at the very least by requiring a passkey?
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:50 PM

Trust me I do, I have sl3azy neighbors.




Post: dont jump on me for using that word. That is me being nice to describe them

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Re: British wireless internet protection

Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:55 PM

I'm going to throw the bullshit flag. Detecting someone on your network -> frying their motherboard? Please. Missing a few steps there.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

Thats what I though as well. Now we need Danny to confirm it.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:57 PM

I'd say you need to inform that guy to lay off of the crack pipe. Otherwise, get us a link where it explains how I can (without a physical connection) send a command to fry someones computer.
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Re: British wireless internet protection

Posted 03 September 2010 - 10:19 PM

View PostKYA, on 03 September 2010 - 05:55 PM, said:

I'm going to throw the bullshit flag. Detecting someone on your network -> frying their motherboard? Please. Missing a few steps there.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 03:34 AM

First time to hear something like that
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:08 AM

lolz.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 06:32 AM

Bullshit!
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 09:38 AM

It's true.

Something similar happened to me. Could you please clease my computer for me, and teach me teh Vista while you're at it? kthx.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:03 AM

Back in the days of old AT monitors it was (so the stories say) possible to program the video card to center the monitors scans on a single point (or small area) which would, over time, get hot enough to cause and explosion. My copy of a book on SVGA programming does mention that some scan settings can be detrimental to the monitor...

Rumors of seriously overclocked CPU's having actually hit a melting point seem a little unreasonable given the temperatures used in manufacturing but I like a good tail of idiot gamers melting their expensive PC's as much as the next guy...

I have also encountered stories of various hard-drive tomfoolery such as getting one to run backwards or get hot enough to give off noxious gasses etc. -- all of which may have some slight basis in plausibility but don't happen frequently enough for the occasional youtube video.

Until the mythbusters really crack down on computer myths we will have to continue to take these claims with a grain of salt.

It is pretty easy to detect unwanted access to your network. But melting a motherboard seems a little far fetched. Basically the program would have to infect the PC just as any other virus/worm/malware (unless you are running your wireless network with a SPY-1-A which could definitely create a thin beam that could melt a motherboard... and sterilize the poor hax0r in the process).

So I think you are probably pretty safe to continue to steal your neighbors wifi as the worst they can do is come over and kick your ass.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:00 PM

Bullpoopoo!! BTW, Brittish is spelled British.

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Re: British wireless internet protection

Posted 04 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

View PostHolden117, on 03 September 2010 - 06:47 PM, said:

The catch is that if you dont want them on you can fry the motherboard.

I swear to god I hate you.

View PostNickDMax, on 04 September 2010 - 12:03 PM, said:

Back in the days of old AT monitors it was (so the stories say) possible to program the video card to center the monitors scans on a single point (or small area) which would, over time, get hot enough to cause and explosion.

More specifically it was the Hercules monochrome monitors. Also, they didn't explode so much as they just got hot & caught fire.
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Re: British wireless internet protection

Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:58 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 04 September 2010 - 06:23 PM, said:

View PostHolden117, on 03 September 2010 - 06:47 PM, said:

The catch is that if you dont want them on you can fry the motherboard.

I swear to god I hate you.
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