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Friday September 13, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday September 13, 2013 MYT 1:42:16 PM
PETALING JAYA: One way of finding out if your WiFi has been hacked is to check if there is any unknown Internet Protocol address logging on to your Internet access.
An IP address is a code assigned to each device (for example, a laptop or mobile phone) connected to a network.
IT specialist Thomas said that if a WiFi connection is unusually slow, you should log on to the WiFi router port and go to the set-up page and check for any foreign IP address.
“You can always contact your Internet service providers and ask them for more information on how to do this,” he said.
Fellow specialist Din said that another way of checking if your WiFi connection has been hacked would be to look for Media Access Control (MAC) addresses connected to your WiFi access point or router.
“A MAC address is a unique identity number of any device that can connect to the Internet, including PC, laptop, tablet and mobile phone. It is just like your unique identity card number.
“Your service providers can explain how to check on the MAC addresses connected to your WiFi or broadband. They can even guide you on how to restrict the number of devices that are allowed to be connected to your WiFi/Broadband,” he added.
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