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Solved: Mysterious iPhone capability of hacking WiFi?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by trevorma91, Feb 17, 2009.

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  1. trevorma91

    trevorma91 Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2007
    So, one day I was examining my network and I noticed that there was an iPhone connected to my router. First, I live in an area with "older" folks who cant afford/use an iPhone. The only person I know of that has one is my cousin who lives a few doors down. I cant be sure that it isnt him, but im 95% sure. I do not know how any iPhone would crack my WEP key and enter my system. And why would it choose my internet and not the one's that are unblocked in the area? Could it be because I am closest? I'll never know unless someone informs me on the new super power that Apple is implanting into their cell phone. I am getting really mad because I cant stand lag on my network and I'll be even more angry if the iPhone is just a codename some hacker uses so people feel less threatened.

    Can someone please write back? I'm so desperate. What the....
  2. lilLB


    Mar 19, 2006
    Well since your cousin has an iPhone and lives near by I'd ask him first to make sure it's not him.
    He may know the password to get onto your network.
  3. BratDawg


    Sep 23, 2004
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    I heard something on the news last night about Casinos banning Iphones within. There is definitely something going on with them. It was the tail end of a report and I wasn't really paying attention.

    Ah! It's a card counting application that is available for them. Just looked. Whew!
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Use the secure WPA-PSK encryption if all your devices support it. If you have to continue using WEP change the HEX key frequently. If the intruder is good and doesn't tire easily you may have to change a WEP key every 5 minutes or so.
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