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connect to unsecured wireless, can they access my files?

If I connect to a unsecured wireless network for internet. Would they be able to open up my My Documents and rest of my files that aren't on the Shared folder? Because I use my own computer(laptop) and connect to the free internet by unsecured wireless network from work. I just realized this because I made a secure wireless network at home and it was easy to access the files especially with the new vista. Laptop OS: Microsoft XP password during log-on (blue screen) Firewall is On. If they can access my computer files, how do I prevent/stop it?

Asked By: tjlim - 10/27/2008
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Many folks setting up wireless home networks rush through the job to get their Internet connectivity working as quickly as possible. That's totally understandable. It's also quite risky as numerous security problems can result. Today's Wi-Fi networking products don't always help the situation as configuring their... More
Answered By: Fiazio M - 10/27/2008
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Short Answer: Yes. "unsecured" means exactly that.
Answered By: Clay - 10/27/2008
 
Yes they can access your shared files. To prevent this you can either right click on each shared folder and select not to share it. If using VISTA go to Start Menu>Network>Network Sharing at the top. Then turn off the stuff that you don't want to share... More
Answered By: TOZZ - 10/28/2008
 
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