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Hi so ive never used DSL, and my question is probably not easy to answer i know. So i moved to a shared flat, conect to a hub thru a cable wich i just plugged into my ethernet port and i was online. My question is can the other people see my internet content? :whistling:

I assume it slots into a hub anyway, i dont know if the hub is managed by another computer, its a realtek conection if that helps. I didnt have to give any information at all i just plugged the cable in and my internet started to work.

Somebody lived in the room before me so a conection would already have been established from this room,,but not from my computer.

So my question is, how lickley is it that someone, (possibly whoever set up the DSL) can see my history.
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Hi bobvvv,

It sounds like someone at the flat has set up a router and switch network to share the Internet connection. This is a relatively low risk environment for you provided you are aware of what is on your computer in the way of security and network settings. If you don't trust your flatmates turn off remote desktop, file and printer sharing, and disable remote registry service. Also install a personal firewall (there are several free ones available like Zone Alarm, Sygate, and Kerio). Keep your AV up to date (or install one if you don't have one, again there are free ones available like AVG Free and Avast) and scan on a regular basis.

The higher speeds means more operitunity to see more of the Internet and with that comes the risks that are out there. So use Safe Hex.

Edited by silverbeard, 27 September 2006 - 01:03 PM.

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