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Is my internet being piggy backed?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Lovejoy2, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Lovejoy2

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    A series of articles on wikipedia have been edited, apparently from this ip address. I have no memory of these edits (indeed I had not even heard of some of the subjects choosen).

    How can I find out if this is?

    a) an error by Wikipedia
    b) someone piggybacking the router

    The main router is connected to a mac which runs Snow Leopard. Any help or advice is most welcome.
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Lovejoy2, and welcome to TSG.

    If your Internet connection uses a dynamic IP address, it is quite possible that someone else had your current address at some time in the past. Typical residential broadband service uses dynamic IP addresses.

    If your router includes a wireless access point that is enabled, does not use any kind of wireless encryption, and you are in a populated area, there is a good chance that people can easily piggyback your wireless network.
     
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